The slow tabulation of Tuesday's vote, totals not available until after 11 p.m., has many concerned and not just those of us in the news media. That concern is real. The Presidential Preference Primary involved only selecting one name on a ballot be it Democrat or Republican, but that's not where the holdup was. There are certain standard procedures poll workers have to complete before bringing results to the Board of Elections Office.
Somewhere along the line those shutdown procedures either require more training or there will be another bottleneck.
Wherever that bottleneck is, Jeanetta Watson — Bibb County's elections supervisor — needs to find out where it is.
It could be in the precincts or it could be in the tabulation process. If it's a matter of training, there is frightfully little time before the next election when hordes of names will be on the ballot — and qualifying for those races begins Monday.
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