Election's Commission investigation results expected today

Published: Jan. 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Election's Commission is expected to release the findings of its investigation into problems during November's general election at a meeting on Friday morning.

During the election, a ballot formula miscalculation resulted in a shortage of ballots in a third of Oahu's polling place, while 17 percent of precincts reported running out of ballots altogether.

The issues caused severe, sometimes hours-long delays at polling places that forced some potential voters to leave without casting ballots.

After the elections, Lori Tomczyk, the long-time state elections section chief, took the fall for Oahu's ballot shortages and resigned at the request of Scott Nago, the state's Chief Elections Officer. At the time, State Senator Sam Slom also asked the state Election's Commission to fire Nago.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the State Office Tower.

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