2010-08-04 / Columns

This is just a bad idea

Citing what she calls confusions and overcrowding, county election boss Suzanne Turner has decided to restrict election night access to the election commission office. The new policy calls for only one member of the media at a time to be allowed inside and then only on a rotating basis.

If the situation had been properly managed in the first place by allowing only authorized personnel inside, there wouldn’t be any problems. But we have seen a number of unauthorized people “hanging out” on election night. A restructuring of access rules is certainly needed, but banishing the media is not the answer.

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