Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Brunner Makes Right Move

Secretary of State Brunner should be commended for her bold and progressive request that the Cuyahoga Board of Elections resign.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has repeatedly demonstrated its inability to operate a large county election system fairly, openly and cost efficiently. Recent nationally visible election problems in Cuyahoga have reflected badly on the great state of Ohio, its citizens, and all of its public officials. It is time to face Cuyahoga's election challenges with an honest, forthright, and can-do attitude. Successfully meeting these challenges will take enormous energy, talent and cooperation amongst all stakeholders, including public officials, private election equipment companies, the media and the public.

Secretary of State Brunner has demonstrated with this initial step that she is willing to make difficult decisions in order to establish the best possible environment for meeting these challenges, thereby starting down the road toward an election system all Ohioans can be proud of.

Steven Hertzberg, former Project Director
Election Science Institute

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