Absentee Voting Discrepancy


One registered voter feels that's exactly what was done.
While some go to the polls today and cast their ballot, Barbara Barber is not one of them.

Barber says a group from current District 2 City Commissioner Amos Newsome's camp, including himself, were going around her neighborhood registering people to vote.

Since she is disabled, so she signed up for absentee voting; she was glad they helped her register.

Barber says when one of Newsome's camp members came back the following week, she offered to get Barber's mail.

She says she gave her permission to do that but not to open it up and fill out her absentee ballot.

Barber says the woman got her to sign the ballot but then took it away without an actual vote being cast.

Not being familiar with absentee voting, Barber asked around; she felt something wasn't right.

"Today when I did want to vote, they told me that I voted for Amos Newsome, and I didn't do that, it wasn't me, I didn't even vote for the alcohol on Sunday's," says Barber.

Barber says while she was out filing a formal report today, there were other citizens there who are having the same problem.

She urges other people, if this has happened to them, to file a report too.

We reached out to current Commissioner Newsome for comment, he declined.


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