Smooth election process at Cuyahoga County BOE despite slow - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Smooth election process at Cuyahoga County BOE despite slow precinct reporting

Scanning early voting ballots at County Board of Elections Warehouse Scanning early voting ballots at County Board of Elections Warehouse
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The ballots are all counted in Campaign 2012, but was there something slowing down the process in Cuyahoga County?

Another election in the books for the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Tuesday night ran much smoother than some elections in the past.

One of the worst in county history was the 2004 presidential race between George W. Bush and John Kerry. Cuyahoga County was critical in deciding that close race and two election workers were even convicted of rigging the recount.

There were no such issues this year. But Cuyahoga County was not able this year to report 100% precincts counted until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Board of Elections Director Jane Platten tells 19 Action News that was because of the sheer volume of voters and a four-page ballot that must be audited at each precinct and then the memory sticks must be driven to the main headquarters downtown before all the votes can be counted.

Platten said that in her view, the county had a great night and while the vote may not have been completely counted until early in the morning, the process ran in her words, as efficiently as possible.

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