Published March 4, 2008
The Columbiana County Board of Elections building, which had a number of a leaks Tuesday evening because of rain, were able to use large recycling collection bins that wre stored in a part of their office to collect the water. Two containers were placed side by side in the board meeting room to catch the rain as board members discussed and voted on absentee ballots. Several portions of the building at 41 N. Park Ave. leaked during the evening.
The elections board considered the legality of a number of absentee ballots. The ballots are returned inside a manila envelope. The individual ballots are inside another envelope, and voters must prooperly fill out the information in order for the ballot to be counted.
One envelope was returned without the ballot, and was disqualified. Two others ballots were returned with paper clips but were approved. Some 34 ballots were disapproved because there was no indication of who they were from. People were required to put information on the outside of the ballot to prove their identity. One person put down the election board's phone number.