MAY 10, 2006 -- POSTED AT 11:00 P.M. CDT
"I'm not aware of any shortages of ballots during early voting," says Ken Fields, an executive representative of E.S. and S.
Craighead County Election Commissioners told us Monday they've spoken with the E.S.and S. employees numerous times and made them fully aware of the problem, but apparently the word isn't being passed along to their headquarters. He did assure us they were doing everything to fix any problems now and in the future.
"Right now we're really focused on addressing the needs of the counties. We'll definitely look back at the situation later on after the election to determine what if anything can be done to improve our performance and make the process run more smoothly for the counties," says Ken Fields, with E.S.and S.
We asked E.S.and S. about the upcoming situation and they seemed to be fully aware.
"Typically early voting requires a much smaller number of ballots than would be necessary for the election," says Fields.
Nonetheless, the smaller order of ballots arrived days late for early voting, and the biggest question, is will they be prepared for election day, a day that the ballots simply can't be late.
"Hopefully that's not going to be the case, but if it is we'll have to take it up with