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Alabama: Loser in Monroeville complains of poll worker reading ballots

The Monroe Journal reports: Jack Botta has filed an official protest against poll worker Deloise Dailey in last Tuesday’s Runoff Election in Frisco City.

“The difference in the vote totals was so great that this may not have been a significant factor in the outcome; however, the principle of a private, secret ballot was violated,” Botta said in his protest letter.

In the Oct.7 election, Sue Starr defeated Botta in the mayoral race by 79 votes, 262-183. ...

“The actual voting machine was placed in a position next to the poll workers and Deloise Dailey situated herself on a high stool near the voting machine which allowed her to read the ballots as they were entered into the machine,” Botta said. -- Botta accuses poll worker of intimidating voters



(b) It shall be unlawful for any official to assist a voter who has not made the oath required in subsection (a) of this section, or for an official or any other person to do anything to enable himself to see how any voter votes other than in the course of assisting a voter as provided in subsection (a) of this section.

(Acts 1961, No. 663, p. 827, §31; Acts 1971, No. 2230, p. 3587; Acts 1976, No. 358, p. 403, §15; Acts 1987, No. 87-581, p. 928, §9.)

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