Thursday, July 24, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Report says paper ballots
,.. caused elector I confusion
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One unidentified p r e c 1 nct
chairperson said in the report:
"We did not seat the auppty box
with a metal numbered seal, as
we wnere not instructed to do so."
HOWEVER, City Clerk Jer-
ome Weiss contended he in-
formed election workers to seal
the ballot boxes. Weiss recalled
that many of the workers did
not pay enough attention to his
briefing on procedural details:
"Many of these people had
heen working at elections. for
years," he reported. "They
thought they had it all down,
and didn't need further brief-
Another problem, which the
report calls "one of the most
serious errors committed by the
election inspectors," was includ-
ing voter registration records in
the ballot hoses.
THESE RECORDS are the
country b E u e s, rogtime,
greot hits of the 30's
ERIC BACH and
111[i ll 3TREET
onty documents of voters' ad-
dresses and signatures trans-
ported to the polls.
Weiss obtained a court order
to get the permission required
to reopen the boxes and retrieve
the necessary files for the June
9 local School Hoard elections.
Voting inspectors and admin-
istrators also committed 23
certifying errora during she elec-
tion which involved failing to
certify voting return statements.
BUT THE repr notes that
"these errors are a common
occurrence in local election ad-
min'stration," and ofered data
showing similar instances which
occured during the school hoard
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The study further emphasizes,
"Preferential voting did not im-
pact significantly upon the form
of these documents or require-
ments for signature."
Another problem area involves
42 dispersing errors which in-
cluded tome 13 city clerk and
county canvassers' envelopea be-
ing incorrectly placed in hallo
But with Council considering
switching the city to either a
punch card or computer mark-
ing card voting system, the dif-
ficulties encountered in the Ias
election may never recur. The
paper balloting system is only
used during mayoral elections,
and the nex one is not expacted
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crning g ra d uat5e employes
which, according to GEO, will
lamp minorities together instead
of classifying the groups indi-
Daniel Tsang of the GEO
grievance committee says this
move defeats the purpose of col-
lecting data concerning the ra-
cial background of employes.
GEO also claims that non-citi-
tens are classified as minori-
ties in the report, which "may
mak the data look more im-
TSANG indicated that John
Forsyth, Contract Administrator
for the University, told him that
40 per cent of the minorities
Forsyth was unavailable f or
A letter from Preaident Rob-
ben Fleming in the 1973 affirn a-
tive action report, however, in-.
structs that the breakdo'wn of
minority groups should inclside
blacks, Asians, Native Ameri-
cans and Spaniish-sutrnamed peo-
GEOS LETTER seeks to have
the figures reorganized to recog-
nize these groupa, plus Chi-
"We find the University's ac-
tion in collecting and grouping
affirmative action data totally
unacceptable," GEO says. "The
University mast lct immediately
to make 'the necessary correc-
tions if it is to meet its con-
tractural obligation to imple-
ment a go-faith affirmative ac-
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