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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)-One Starkville resident is speaking out after some confusion at the polls for the primary elections that caused her vote not to count.
Aisha Yeates exercises her rights as an American. The Starkville native and active duty Army Reservist wanted her voice heard in last week’s primary. But when she headed to the polls, there was some confusion. Ward 2 poll workers couldn’t find her address in the voter registry.
“They’re referred to the map they verified that my street should be in Ward 2, but my name was not listed on the poll book and my entire street was not listed. It was then suggested I complete an affidavit ballot which I did with the assistance of the poll worker,” says Aisha Yeates.
Yeates was notified Monday that her Affidavit ballot was rejected.
“They told me that because I did not have a new address nor did I have an old address to list in the blanks for that I listed my address in the current mailing address area and they said that was not legal and therefore rejected,” says Yeates.
Jim Mckell, the chairman of city elections in Starkville says during a primary election, it is up to the members on the democratic or republican election committee to accept or deny affidavit ballots.
“The candidates would be here when these are being considered and they can challenge this envelope and that for instances they didn’t give a driver’s license number or her last four digits of her social they can reject it for that reason or they can accept it without that. It’s the decision of the, in case of a primary, the democratic election committee,” says Jim Mckell.
Two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan later, Yeates feels this miscommunication violates everything she fought for overseas.
“To fight for the rights of everyone and then have my rights to vote be denied is very upsetting and very disappointing. So I really hope that maybe my voice will be heard and my vote will count,” says Yeates
Yeates will be allowed to vote in Tuesday’s runoff, and says she has full intentions of casting her ballot.
A similar story for the Ward Three spot. Jason Walker defeated John Gaskin in the primary by a very close margin, prompting Gaskin to call for a review.
Posted on November 6, 2012 | No Comments
Alabama National Results
VIRGIL GOODE (Const) 2,273 GARY JOHNSON (Liber) 9,427 BARACK OBAMA (Dem) (Inc) 787,027 MITT ROMNEY (Rep) 1,245,221 JILL STEIN (Green) 2,489
U.S. HOUSE 4TH DISTRICT
ROBERT ADERHOLT (Rep) (Inc) 197,736 DANIEL BOMAN (Dem) 69,427
U.S. HOUSE 7TH DISTRICT
DON CHAMBERLAIN (Rep) 73,292 TERESA SEWELL (Dem) (Inc) 230,077
BOB VANCE (Dem) 967,046 ROY MOORE (Rep) 1,042,852
LUCY BAXLEY (Dem) (Inc) 900,044 TWINKLE CAVANAUGH (Rep) 1,068,668
Posted on November 5, 2012 | No Comments
Alabama Local Results
STEPHEN GENE FULMER (Rep) 3,158 WILLIAM OSWALT (Dem) (Inc.) 4,729
SAMANTHA HOWARD (Dem) (Inc) 5,320 JASE SAYRE (Rep) 2,365
COUNTY COMM DIST 2
RICK CARGILE (Rep) 688 BUDDY E. NORRIS (Dem) 602
COUNTY COMM DIST 4
VIRGIL KILGORE (Dem) 537 JAMES KNIGHT (Rep) 721
SCHOOL BOARD DIST 1
WALDON TUCKER (Rep) 764 BELINDA WATTS (Dem) 684
DALE MCGEE (Rep) 2,644 JOHNNY ROGERS (Dem) (Inc) (WINNER) 4,532
MARY ANN JONES (Dem) (Inc) (WINNER) 5,325 MICHELLE SHIMMICKS (Rep) 1,688
COUNTY COMM DIST 2
KEITH KING (Rep) 406 MITCHELL PUCKETT (Dem) (WINNER) 1,471
JUDY MILLER (Dem) (Inc) 5,855 ROCKY RIDINGS (Rep) (WINNER) 6,164
SHEILA BOZEMAN (Dem) (Inc) (WINNER) 6,625 BRENDA REAL (Rep) 5,373
SCHOOL BOARD DIST 3
JEROME SHEPHERD (Rep) 0 NICK TOLSTICK (Dem) (Inc) 0
Posted on January 5, 2013 | No Comments
GOLDEN, Miss. (WCBI) – It was a busy day for citizens in Itawamba County as customers of the Regional Water System voted on three spots for the Northeast Itawamba Water Associations board of directors.
The voting started early Saturday morning at Salem Community Center.
Current spots up for grabs include those currently held by Reed Adams, Oneal Hammock and Steve Holcomb. Those running include Sandra Rayburn up for Hammock’s spot and Johnny Yeilding, who is running against Holcomb.
According to Board Member Steve Holcomb, “The association belongs to the people and there will be some issues we’re looking at presently, water source for the future, not just next year or two but years down the road.”
Nominations for the positions were garnered from water association customers who attended the system’s annual meeting back in December. Polls opened at 7:00a.m. and closed at 7:00p.m.