Multiple Voting Hiccups In Benton County

Three-Hour Waits Reported

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 12:38 a.m.

Incorrect ballots, a shortage of paper ballots and high voter turnout — perhaps as high as 70 percent — made for headaches for Benton County voters and election officials alike.

This story is only available from our archives.


« Previous Story

Officials will have to hand count some ballot...

A calibration error on a ballot on demand printer at the Benton County election office will leave officials hand counting a number of ballots. Read »

Next Story »

Jordan Takes Lead

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan looks up at the TV to see the latest results Tuesday evening as supporters show their excitement with the results during the post-election watch party for the city’s mayor race at Mexico Viejo in Fayetteville.

Lioneld Jordan held a commanding lead over Dan Coody, who conceded in the race for Fayetteville mayor as Washi... Read »

Should've realized with such an early turnout that today was going to be brutal.

Posted by: AutopilotAR

November 7, 2012 at 12:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I waited four hours in Garfield to vote.

Posted by: nlf54

November 7, 2012 at 2:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

“This is something I can do nothing about,” Dennison said. “It is one of those things where the voters should have known what they were voting on. Once they got to the machine they should not have voted.”
Maybe someone else should do Kim's job next time

Posted by: uhford

November 7, 2012 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What a pitiful excuse. Kim Dennison, Robyn Tummey and John Brown should all be fired for gross incompetence.

How are the people put on the election commission? I assume they are appointed. Does anyone know?

Posted by: new423a

November 7, 2012 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Only someone mentally chalenged would accept these election jobs to begin with.

Posted by: JailBird

November 7, 2012 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Democratic Party county chairman (or their designee), the Republican Party county chairman (of their designee), and one additional member from the Democratic Party are the current makeup of the commission.

Posted by: jbklawyer

November 7, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

See! the lawyer said what I said, but with twice as many words.

Posted by: JailBird

November 7, 2012 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )