Richland County elections chief to take questions

Richland County elections chief to take questions

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The woman responsible for running elections is Richland County is expected to answer questions on why this month's voting was such a mess. 

Richland County's legislative delegation has asked county Elections and Voter Registration Director Lillian McBride to speak at a hearing Monday afternoon at the Statehouse. 

The delegation hired McBride when they combined the elections and registrations department last year. She oversaw an election where fewer voting machines were sent to precincts despite expected heavy turnout. Some people waited in line more than five hours to vote and the final ballot in Richland County wasn't cast until after midnight. 

The county also struggled to count votes, certifying results a week after the rest of the state.
 

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