Special election cost to top $100,000

Special election cost to top $100,000

There are 15 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Special election cost to top $100,000. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The upcoming special election to fill the seat vacated by former state Sen. Andrew McDonald will cost the city about $120,000, city officials said.

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#1 Feb 11, 2011
Money that Bridgeport does not have. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.

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#2 Feb 11, 2011
It is Tippy and her fish and my bedtime, and to all, a good night.
VoxPop

United States

#3 Feb 11, 2011
This is just nuts!
The real cost of the 'reform' and 'progress' with our new optical scan voting system - thanks to Susan B.- is starting to show.
Everyone knows all the voters in the 27th State Senate District are not going to show up for the special election! Printing a ballot for each one of them - so as not to look like Bridgeport - is absurd! Imagine ANY rational State official saying there should be an available ballot for every voter in every election! What waste! What gall!

At least Darien officials had the spine to order a bit more than the anticipated turnout, which is what Bridgeport did before the last election - AND before anyone knew both the First Lady and the President would pay the Park City separate pre-election visits.

I know we'll never 'revert' to the printamatic mechanical voting machines,but there was no half-buck-a-page printing cost for paper ballots!
What a racket!
Abolish the Fed

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Feb 12, 2011
VoxPop wrote:
This is just nuts!
The real cost of the 'reform' and 'progress' with our new optical scan voting system - thanks to Susan B.- is starting to show.
Everyone knows all the voters in the 27th State Senate District are not going to show up for the special election! Printing a ballot for each one of them - so as not to look like Bridgeport - is absurd! Imagine ANY rational State official saying there should be an available ballot for every voter in every election! What waste! What gall!
At least Darien officials had the spine to order a bit more than the anticipated turnout, which is what Bridgeport did before the last election - AND before anyone knew both the First Lady and the President would pay the Park City separate pre-election visits.
I know we'll never 'revert' to the printamatic mechanical voting machines,but there was no half-buck-a-page printing cost for paper ballots!
What a racket!
not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.

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#5 Feb 12, 2011
Good Morning America. How are you? My four brothers and I are your favorite native sons and Tippy is your favorite native cat.
VoxPop

United States

#6 Feb 12, 2011
Abolish the Fed wrote:
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not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.
Right on, Mike.
Unlike the old printimatics which were audited, sealed and stored in the custody of local officials,now we PAY every time there is an election for off-site uncontrolled reprogramming of the systems!And the hacking possibilities are infinite.
But the COST of printing paper ballots (how retro can you get?) at half a buck a page is going to make exercising our franchise a whole lot more expensive!
And Suzy B inked a 30 year contract for this disgrace!

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#7 Feb 12, 2011
Susy B is a stupid female dog.
VoxPop

United States

#8 Feb 12, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Susy B is a stupid female dog.
Don't be unkind to the canines! LOL!
Bad 4 U

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Susy B is a stupid female dog.
DUDE, GET OFF THE PIPE!
the truth

White Plains, NY

#10 Feb 12, 2011
Abolish the Fed wrote:
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not to mention the problems with the chain of custody of the memory cards, or the wireless system that can be easily hacked.
what a richard

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#11 Feb 12, 2011
Bad 4 U wrote:
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DUDE, GET OFF THE PIPE!
Shut up Mommy boy, Tim Fennell.
Citizen

Clinton, CT

#12 Feb 12, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
Good Morning America. How are you? My four brothers and I are your favorite native sons and Tippy is your favorite native cat.
Thanks for letting us know. You really, really just made my day.
Bad 4 U

United States

#13 Feb 12, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
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Shut up Mommy boy, Tim Fennell.
Didja get the butt plug removed yet?
Dink----the---Hi ve

Lincoln, NE

#14 Feb 12, 2011
let them learn

United States

#15 Feb 12, 2011
pplease

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