Election worker in Miami County to face discipline for turning away voters

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File image

PERU, Ind. — A northern Indiana clerk says one of her employees will face discipline after about 30 people left a polling site during Tuesday’s primary when they were told they likely wouldn’t be able to vote.

Miami County Clerk of the Courts Tawna Leffel-Sands says the polling site at the county courthouse in Peru was about to close at 6 p.m. when the worker told some people in line they probably wouldn’t be able to vote.

Voter Registration Clerk Paul Wilson announced to the voters that the polls would close at 6 and anyone not inside a 50-foot roped off area outside the polling room would not be likely to vote. As a result, about 30 people started to leave the courthouse.

Staff were able to bring back some of the people who walked away.

Leffel-Sands says she “sincerely apologizes” for the situation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s