14 October 2008

Voters surprised by closures

Michelle Guffey| South Carolina Bureau - Oct 14, 2008

AIKEN --- The Aiken County Registration and Elections Commission voted Monday night to suspend absentee voting in three satellite locations across the county pending further review.

About 30 residents attended the special meeting to voice their anger about a last-minute change of location for absentee voters and to find out why it occurred.

Absentee voting was scheduled to begin Monday morning at Kalmia Mall on Richland Avenue, but Stuart Bedenbaugh, the executive director of the county Voter Registration and Elections office, said that the elections commission decided about 9 p.m. Sunday to move voting to the elections office on Vaucluse Road, with no warning to voters.


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