People Voting Straight Party Missing Education Bond 10/25/12
CBS 7 News
October 25, 2012
PERMIAN BASIN, TX - City leaders and election officials are finding that some voters are not voting for the education bonds, by accident. City leaders in Midland notified us that they've received calls from people saying they didn't see the Midland ISD Education Bond on the ballot and when we checked in with Ector County. Elections officials say they are seeing the same problem.
The problem is, some people are voting a straight party ticket, skipping over the education bond, which is on the last page of the ballot. Election officials want to make sure voters don't miss this important opportunity.
"I want voters to take their time, go page by page, make sure they heck their summary page before they cast that ballot," said Mitzi Scheible, Ector County Elections Administrator.
The education bonds are on the final page of the ballot in both Midland and Ector County. If you're voting straight party ticket, election officials want to remind you to read through the entire ballot before submitting it. When you get to the ballot summary page at the end, if you haven't voted on the bond issue, an alert will show up in red.
If you are unsure if you've voted on the bond issue while at the poll, you're asked to call an election official for help. It's important to remember, once you hit the submit button, you're ballot is cast and there's no way to re-vote.