Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Luzerne County Election website is still a mess.

When I read this story about a little town in Utah forgetting about the election I thought this is where we should look for the the next Director of Elections for Luzerne County. After all a school board election needed a do over because a candidate withdrew and the other jurisdictions were not notified and W-B Township  Dems had only one candidate on the ballot in a 2 person race. I'm sure that made John Quinn bust another blood vessel.

After spending $7000 to give us up to date election results we didn't get results until 11:30PM but  the newspapers and TV stations had them earlier. It was a  task that was completed in house in past elections with results earlier. I hope that the latest election numbers will be archived on the Luzerne County website like all the past ones.

The campaign finance reports (CFR) were not posted before the recent election unlike previous years so we were not able to see what money was flowing to the candidates. I brought that to the attention  of a member of the county council who said he would bring it up. So much for that.

 The CFRs are are now posted on the website but there are all kind of technical glitches.  The few reports that you can access are posted upside down and others give you a warning message when you click on it. 

  • This Connection is Untrusted
  • You have asked Firefox to connect securely to, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
  • Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.
  • What Should I Do?
  • If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

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