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Letters to the Editors

County's election performance is a shining example


© St. Petersburg Times
published September 15, 2002

Editor: I have been involved in many elections. I won election as county judge in 1948, and canvassed my first election as chairman of the Canvassing Board in 1949.

This was followed by 28 years as the elected county judge in Hernando County. After my retirement, I have worked at the polls as a precinct elections inspector at most elections held in subsequent years.

So, as Hernando County's most experienced elections worker, allow me to make an observation.

I am, indeed, proud of the performance of the supervisor of elections, her staff, the poll workers, and the citizens of the county, for making this a county to be proud of in its performance at elections. The contrast with other counties, that give Florida an unwarranted reputation as the home of bungled elections, we in Hernando County shine as an example to be followed.

So, many thanks to the citizens of the county and the elections staff. Also, the county, for being a step ahead in the acquisition of quality elections processing equipment.
-- Monroe W. Treiman, Brooksville

A pen problem at the polls

Editor: I wonder why our School Board and County Commission can spend our money on Taj Mahal school buildings and give most sheriffs' deputies their own patrol cars, but when we go to vote (very important), they give us a piece of paper and a magic marker.

I went through two pens and finally the third one worked. I hope my vote counted.

Maybe many people had the same problem and did not realize the circle had to be filled in in black, not gray.
-- Bob Boutcher, Spring Hill

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