Legislative Delegation held a Public Hearing in Holmes County

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

The first to speak was Holmes County resident Joe Kegan.

“I would like to improve the support of the freedom of unwarranted surveillance act,” said Kegan. “A is a bill to protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones, and for other purposes.”

Next to speak was Holmes County Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox Morris.

“After the 2012 elections with issues that were experienced it seems throughout the state there’s going to be a review of the election laws again and I would just ask that you, after looking at early voting, that you would give the Supervisors of Elections more flexibility in where we put up early voting,” said Morris. “Right now we can only the city halls and libraries and the law says we shall have it in our office. We have a very small elections office and early voting went well for us but I think we would be able to better serve our voters if we were able to have it maybe at the Ag Center so we could have ample parking and more space.”

She requested that the law state that it “may” be held at the supervisor of elections office.

“There are some counties that have large supervisor of elections offices and can accommodate, however in Holmes County we do not have a large office,” she said. “Also in reference to electronic poll books; I know that after the 2010 elections we had an issue with the electronic poll books. That is so efficient for our voters and the only information that a poll worker will see is the same thing they would see if they were using a paper precinct register.”

Morris said it was a time saver and reduced the chances of error.



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