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More Voting, An Option in Pocomoke City Council Race

Don Rush

The residents of Pocomoke City could be going to the polls once again.

After a voting machine discrepancy this week the local Board of Elections is recommending a revote by those whose ballots were counted by the machine.

Write in votes would not change.

This leaves 132 voters with the option of an absentee ballot or casting their ballots at a polling place on a specific day.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the problem arose when the count for each candidate was not equal to the total number of votes cast.

District One is the only one affected by the discrepancy.

Incumbent George Tasker who was ahead in the county against challenger Sheila Nelson denounced the decision and threatened to sue.

He said there was nothing in the charter to deals with this and that it only says whoever has the most votes wins. 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.