New method slated for May school budget vote

New voting method should avoid delays

 

 

School budget voters will see a new process when they go to the polls May 17. Superintendent Mark Bessen told the Granville Board of Education Monday night the new method of voting will be just a bit different, but should streamline the process going forward.

“I’m suggesting we do this because of what I saw during voting last year,” Bessen said as he showed off the new voting cards residents will fill out when they come to vote. “Hopefully it will move people through more efficiently,” Bessen said.

The cards will be kept in a binder and allow voter to check in and then proceed to any voting machine to cast their ballot, he said.

The cards will help to reconcile the number of votes shown from the machines with the number of voters.

The system should also help streamline the voting process to avoid any bottlenecks during busy voting times such as around the dinner hour, Bessen said. Those who have voted for the budget before should find a completed card when they show up to vote and new voters will need to fill one out. The new system is used in other districts, Bessen said.

In other news the award winning team from the Rube Goldberg competition received congratulations from the board. The student team of Christina Rice, Corrine Brown, Gabe Pratt, Jordan Penor and Taylor Davidson took home the coveted first place trophy at the annual challenge with the presentation ‘Welcome to Pandora.’ Portions of the team along with technology teacher Gary Gendron received certificates from the board after Gendron showed the video of the Avatar-themed machine operating. Granville High School sent three teams to the competition. 

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