Riverside County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore fired after delayed vote counts

Riverside County officials [Tuesday] removed Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore as the county’s top election official.

Dunmore – a longtime county employee who has served as registrar since July 2004 – was let go from her job just hours after county supervisors publicly grilled her about the Nov. 2 election.

As a county department head, Dunmore served at the pleasure of County Executive Officer Bill Luna. Following the board meeting, Luna met with county supervisors in a lengthy closed door session that included personnel discussions.

Read the entire story here.

  4 comments for “Riverside County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore fired after delayed vote counts

  1. November 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I blame the State Legislature for the 28,000 provisional ballots yet to be counted.
    They allowed people to register to vote 15 days before the election, (I believe the time used to be 30 days). This reduction in time encourages voting fraud. Some organizations will register the unqualified to vote and then dump thousands of registration forms at the Registrar’s Office on the last hour of the last day, hence the thousands of Provisional ballots on Election Day.

    If I were the Registrar of Voters I would have assigned enough staff to keep each day’s ‘vote by mail’ ballots counted, and any ‘Early Voting’ ballots counted, and then turn in the ballot totals at 8:06 PM.
    If the Riverside Board of Supervisors had a problem with the number of Provisional Ballots yet to be counted I would have told them to take up the issue with the idiots in Sacramento.

    I’m delighted to hear that Riverside County is using paper ballots.
    NOTE to ALL:
    It’s your right to ask for a paper ballot, – one doesn’t have to use the machines. Vote in the morning; if the poll workers tell you they don’t have any paper ballots, – call the Sheriff on your cell phone, do not leave the room.

  2. cook
    November 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    The return to paper only ballots was a big mistake for the Riverside ROV. It cost the ROV her job.

    Since the ROV does not operate in a vacuum, the county manager and county supervisors should be held responsible too.

    I understand that ballots can only be counted on election day. That means early voting and vote by mail ballots are opened and counted after midnight. So counting and tabulating VBM ballots days or a week before is not allowed.

    In the OC

    468,829 returned and 463,394 VBM ballots were counted out of 687,267 , so 5,435 paper VMB ballots mush have been invalid and 218,438 lost in mail or just lost. So VBM has a loss of ballot in the 47 percent range. Where are the protests?

    Since the OCROV started using the electronic voting, not one vote has been lost during the counts or recounts of the JBC’s / Eslate machines. But during the recounts thousand of paper ballots have been tossed after being challenged in the recounts.

    In the counties that use the machines, the election night counts are fast and accurate, giving the limited personal of the ROV’s more time to deal with problems of invalid paper ballots.

    • November 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      Accusations of Nevada E-voting Machine Fraud

      “(LAS VEGAS — Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County’s electronic voting machines.

      Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.
      Ferrara said she wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.
      “Something’s not right,” Ferrara said. “One person that’s a fluke. Two, that’s strange. But several within a five minute period of time — that’s wrong.”)”


      • cook
        November 16, 2010 at 9:44 am

        Nice to know that problems with double voting and other errors are found out immediately with the electronic machines, and the voters can be handled provisionally and their votes will not be lost.

        Unlike paper ballots, that can take days or weeks to be checked, and if there is a problem with that paper ballot, trash can it goes and the voters loses their vote.

        Thanks for the link I am going to keep my eye on that one.

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