*** UPDATED x5 - DuPage problem to be “under control” soon - Some DuPage precincts impacted*** Report: 65 Illinois counties have ballot problems - MID-MORNING PRECINCT REPORT
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 - Posted by Rich Miller
* Illinois Review was the first to report this today…
I checked with Illinois State Board of Elections Executive Director Rupert Borgsmiller this morning. Borgsmiller said the problem stems from a printing company that different vendors are using.
So far, Borgsmiller said, he hasn’t heard of any big counties that have been effected. “The ones I’ve heard about were from smaller counties.” But he said he didn’t know if any big counties were having trouble.
Borgsmiller also said that he talked to his elections information director, who didn’t seem to indicate that it was a major problem. It’s being dealt with at the precinct level and things should be OK.
*** UPDATE *** Longtime commenter OneMan says the City of Aurora is impacted by the ballot width problem.
…Adding… I’m hearing that the current suggested workaround is to trim 1/8th of an inch off the side.
…Adding More… Sun-Times…
*** UPDATE 2 *** I’m going to add a ScribbleLive thingy to this post in a minute. So, let’s use it as a mid-morning precinct report. I’ll close the earlier open thread.
*** UPDATE 3 *** Rep. Chris Nybo says at least some DuPage precincts are experiencing the ballot-width problem.
*** UPDATE 5 *** From Dan Curry in DuPage County Election Commission…