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Madison voter: Give us your real name so we can check on that for you. I can assure you that if your ABS 5 was filed your new ballot has been "mailed" to you. Another option for you would be to come to the courthouse, today, Thursday, or Friday 8am to noon 1 pm to 4 pm or Saturday 8 am to 3 pm or even Monday Nov. 3rd 8am to noon. Or you can also go to the polls on Tuesday November 4th. Please don't ever say you didn't get to Vote. Because you have all kind of options. It's up to you! But then if you are living in Chicago you probably can't take advantage of any of those can you?

Added: October 28, 2014
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Good question- how do total inactive voters in the state connect to the absentee ballot request in Jefferson County?

Answer- they don't except to confuse things. Your facts on total inactive voters are probably accurate. But the issue in Jefferson County isn't about inactive voters. It's about absentee ballot requests. Those requests come from many persons - most often from home bound, elderly or traveling persons. Inactive voters would make up a small percentage of absentee ballot requests as well. But inactive voters who request absentee ballots are not the same as the total number of inactive voters. There's a huge difference.

What set off the red flags, among other issues, was the total number of absentee ballot requests by inactive voters in Jefferson County compared to the total number for the entire state . Jefferson county has an unusually large number of requests. You would think if we had done a get out the vote initiative it would have increased home bound, elderly and all other absentee ballot requests. But that isn't what happened.

For example- What if I said Jefferson county had 28% of all votes cast statewide in the election- would that make sense? Of course not- we don't have 28% of the states population. Something's really wrong when we are popping up as such a large hot spot of absentee ballot requests- especially by people who have shown little to no interest in voting in the recent past such as inactive voters.

It was a great question on a hard topic.


Added: October 27, 2014
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I never received my requested absentee ballot, submitted a form ABS-5 regarding missing or lost absentee ballot, had another "mailed" and have yet to receive that one. There's definitely some Chicago style funny business going on with the absentee ballots in Jefferson County this year.

Added: October 27, 2014
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Speaking of math, maybe it's the terminology used, I don't know but want to know. In august of this year the paper Journal ran a article on inactive voters in Indiana. That number was nearly 700,000 people. The actual number in Aug 2014 is 696,400 voters as inactive by state records. 47,000 of those returned voter cards to be taken off the inactive list. So, please tell me again how 28% of that number related to Jefferson County? What am I missing here.

Here is the article for reference. http://www.paper-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2014/08/11/nearly-voters-s tate-inactive-polling-list/13921289/


Added: October 27, 2014
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28% of ALL inactive voters absentee ballot requests in the entire state came from Jefferson County. That says it all. Well, even if every single one is hand marked by Wil, Barb, Julie and her hand picked team it doesn't seem like that would be enough to make up for all the Smith votes. Last report I saw Julie didn't even get much in the way of campaign donations out of Jefferson County. But if she's rigged some absentee ballots then people need to get out and vote .

I'm guessing here but if they were too lazy to cover their tracks and got got on the absentee ballots , I'm betting they didn't bother going in and splitting the ticket like most voters do. So if you got someone you think would be good in office on the republican side you better make it a point to vote whether you are democrat or republican. Otherwise, whoever said Julie was going to pick the next commissioner and county council (clerk, Sherriff and auditor too) has a point. Although Wallace may have enough votes even with Berrys ballot bingo- still I wouldn't risk it.

And that's a get out the vote speech- and I didn't have to falsify a single ballot request.


Added: October 27, 2014
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Facts- actually the laws are very clear as to who may fill out an absentee ballot request and how those requests shall be handled. So while you may want people to believe that the current ballot issue is simply a "get out the vote " effort- you are clearly misinformed or perhaps concerned others will think badly of persons involved. Regardless the fact is- the issue has nothing to do with get out the vote initiatives.

Elections are highly regulated- from finance reports to absentee ballot requests, to early voting , machine ballots, tabulation and reporting. Our "free" elections are the envy of the world and most citizens take great offense to those who violate the sanctity of one vote- one citizen. Certainly to even be suspected of misconduct is a black mark for any candidate but to be found guilty almost always results in jail sentences. This is indeed a serious issue for Jefferson County.

However you are entitled to your right to minimize the importance of regulating and controlling absentee ballots. Perhaps in your eyes defiling a system designed to protect he rights of home bound, handicap or traveling is of little consequence to you. Maybe, to you absentee ballot requests should not be regulated and every citizen should be able to gather a voters list and send requests for any and all voters s/he chooses. But then again that's not the current law.

I understand you are upset- as am I, as I'm sure many are. Jefferson County party officials and a particular candidate are in the spotlight for some very touchy issues. 28% of absentee ballots for ALL INACTIVE VOTERS IN THE STATE- clearly the perception is someone or some group is trying to taint our county election. It's a matter of math- not opinion.


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These bizarre numbers need to be sent to Wave TV and the stations in Indy and Cincinnati as well as the Indy Star.

The only fools are those that don't investigate.


Added: October 27, 2014
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Encouraging people -- even those who have not been frequent voters -- to vote is not illegal or improper. It is simply effective political campaign strategy. Until there is actual proof that someone cast a ballot that was not their own, you are making fools of yourselves

Admin reply: Thank you for the info Julie


Added: October 27, 2014
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J.B., you all please let us here in the public know if we have a bonified scandal going on in the absentee ballots. Do we have a full scale investigation going on? One would think that it would eventually be discovered for everyone and his brother(sisters too) to find out. You think some people are having sleepless nights here in Jefferson County?

Thank you all for keeping us informed as best as you can. I don't believe the MC would give "full" details, then again they have the opportunity to prove us wrong.


Added: October 27, 2014
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Any actual facts to back up your accusations and theories?

Admin reply: The proof is in the numbers. If we can get our hands on the application for the ballot before it is destroyed - the names won't lie.


Added: October 27, 2014
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