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January 21, 2018

Editorial: Absentee ballots mishandled

We understand that voting laws are complicated, but if anyone should understand them, it’s the county election bureau.

Unofficial results showed that 278 people were permitted to cast absentee ballots in last week’s election because they are age 65 or older. That’s not one of the stated provisions for receiving absentee ballots, which are intended for people who will be out of town on Election Day, who are serving in the military or who have job obligations that will prevent them from voting.

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