2012 Presidential Race

Poll worker almost keeps wife of candidate from voting

November 6, 2012

Early today, a poll worker at Precinct 56, Escambia County Environmental/Health offices by Legion Field, was aggressively questioning the signatures of African-American voters. The wife of Lumon May, Democratic candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, had her signature challenged for the first time in six elections. The poll worker refused to let her vote because he said the signatures didn’t match. Fortunately attorney Joe Zarzaur stepped in and Mrs. May was allowed to vote.

According to others at the polling place, a white girl had her signature challenged by the same worker, but was allowed to vote after she told him that she must have been nervous when she wrote it.

As far as we know, poll workers are not handwriting experts.

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  • L. Laird November 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Supervisor of Election needs to clean house, not only poll clerks, but some of his staff need to go. I was a Poll Watcher during the early voting, was falsely accused by one of his staff, and by a republican Deputy Clerk for speaking to voters while being a Poll Watcher. The complaint was filed by those Texans, whom were imported by local Republican Party to harass and intimidate voters. Texans knew I was a Democrat; Obama supported, and was watching their negative behavior. They attempt to have me removed, I never violated any rules. They lied, but David’s staff person and deputy clerk believe those Texans, they never witness any negative behavior on my part. During my 7 days as a poll watcher, I never had any conversation with any voter, inside or outside. My role was to watch the outside area for groups or individuals intimidating voters. I was a threat to the hired thugs from Texas.

  • jeeperman November 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    What does that dumbass expect?
    My signature onto one of those electronic pads looks like crap.
    As in nothing like my signature when done on an even plane onto paper.
    Like is done 99.9% of the time.

  • RTDavis November 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    A poll worker with a political agenda or bias? Really? Shocking!

  • Cal Robinson November 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Same here. I voted out in Perdido and they looked at my drivers license and that was it.

    I can tell you my signature today looks nothing like my driver’s license signature. I can’t sign decently on those electronic machines.

  • EPenn November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t remember them checking my signature against anything… hmmm?… They gave me my DL back after they looked at my address and then I signed… after I signed they asked me if there was any changes or errors in my address… I checked it and said no, and off I went to voting…