Sarasota Judge allows citizens to vote on getting rid of electronic voting machines by Mitch E. Perry09/13/06
Sarasota citizens will vote in November on whether to have voter verified paper ballots be mandatory in all elections.
Thatâ€™s because a Judge in the county ruled in favor of a citizens activist group, the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections. The group had submitted more than the required signatures to get on the ballot last month, but the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office and County Commissioners refused to accept those signatures, and in fact, filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the amendment.
Kindra Muntz is with the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections.. Her group does NOT like trust the touch screen electronic voting machines that Sarasota and 14 other counties in the state use (roll tape#1 o.qâ€?as castâ€?)
WMNF attempted to speak with Kathy Dent e Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections. She did not return our phone call by airtime