Leaders in Miami County hope tomorrow’s election day goes smoother than the last one.
Last year, more than 6,000 votes went uncounted for in the November election, but county leaders said they don’t think the problem will happen again.
The county has been under state supervision and they will have someone at the board of elections office tomorrow.
News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy found out how people in Miami County are feeling about the election.
“I think it’s very irresponsible,” said Troy resident Julie Williams. “They had one job to do, and the one job they had to do was keep a tally of our votes and they didn’t do it.”
We learned in January the issue happened when the voting machines didn’t get correctly shut down, which led to uncounted votes.
Since last year, the staff has trained on the machines, but one Troy resident feels a little uneasy.
“It’s going to be in the back of my mind, hm, is this really worth this, is this going to be counted, does my vote count?” Linda Fields said.
The county says they’re trying to win back people’s trust, but Williams says it’s earned.
“I feel that trust is just that. It’s won back, you don’t just give it back, ‘oh we fixed it,’ yeah show us that you fixed it. Don’t just tell us that you fixed it.”
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