Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ballot Option Would Show Intent of Voter

Finally, a common sense option that should be on every ballot in the country. None of the Above! There are many races where a voter simply doesn't want to vote for any of the candidates listed, and doesn't want to write in a name, even a fake name. By including the option to leave the race blank, the voter's intent is documented.

That should be the law in every state.

'I Choose Not To Vote' May Soon Be Ballot Option
Option Could Not Win Race

POSTED: 5:42 pm EDT April 23, 2007
UPDATED: 11:48 am EDT April 24, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Maybe a congressional race was so nasty that a large number of voters simply didn't want to check the box next to either candidate.

That's what state Sen. Mike Bennett said he believes happened in the now-infamous District 13 congressional race.

Hoping to prevent a repeat, he persuaded the Senate Ethics and Elections committee to approve a bill, SB-494, on Monday that would require ballots to have the additional option of "I choose not to vote."


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