Thursday, August 25, 2011

'Routine' election meeting set for Friday

The Knox County Election Commission meets at 4 p.m. Friday.


Once again cutting into happy hour.

Or maybe not.

Elections Administrator Cliff Rodgers said it's going to be “pretty much your basic routine meeting before we get our elections cranked up.”

Of course that could all change if new board member Dennis Francis decides to raise some heck.

(No word yet on his plans.)

Click right smack here for the agenda.

My favorite item: They have to intentionally misspell the name of Charles Thomas, a write-in Knoxville City Council candidate.

That's in case the voters misspell it. It's all got to be on the legit list in order to count. Or whatever.

Anyhoo, I asked Rodgers about the timing of the meeting.

He said they have to be scheduled later in the day to accommodate board member Rob McNutt because of his job.

“No one objected,” Rodgers said. “I wasn't trying to punish you. I was just trying to accommodate his request. I would do it for anybody.”

OK. That's cool. I just hope McNutt shows up at the right precinct. I mean meeting room.

In the meantime, here's my request: Schedule these suckers earlier.


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