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    April 19, 2007



    Any idea why Illinois passed such a law. Here most the absentee votes are tabulated and those numbers released within minutes of the polls closing. Then comes the big wait - as long as two hours before any other votes are counted. Then it can be days before the other absentee votes and provisional votes are counted. Other absentee? Those are the absentee ballots delivered election day, either by mail or by hand. As an absentee voter, I can deliver my ballot to any polling place, not just mine, and it will be accepted and set aside. Provisional? Special case ballots - for instance once I didn't get my absentee ballot in the mail so I went to my polling place. I was allowed to vote, but my ballot was put in an envelope and sealed, pending research by the registrar's office to see if my first absentee ballot had been returned.

    And y'all can file this under "TOO MUCH INFORMATION"! Sorry


    I'm guessing Illinois put that law into effect when early voting became available. There would be too many ballots, especially in federal elections to dump on judges in individual precincts.

    Cal Skinner

    In McHenry County, results in the Huntley School Board race were posting. All precincts in.

    Then, later in the night the numbers changed.

    Seems to me that the posting should have columns listing how many votes in person, absentee and early and, then, the total so far.

    Of course, there are the late absentees that have not arrived by election day.

    Really strange when the results change without an explanation.

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