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Secretary of State Proposes State-Funded Election Coordinators for Counties

SEPTEMBER 7, 2006 - Posted at 7:52 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Secretary of State Charlie Daniels wants each county in Arkansas to have its own election coordinator, paid for by the state.

Daniels, who is up for re-election, suggested the proposal yesterday.  The secretary of state's office has been criticized after the problem-plagued May 23 primary election.

Daniels says 14 of Arkansas' 75 counties already employ a full or part-time election coordinator and those counties would be eligible for funding under the proposal to hire additional staff if needed.

His Republican opponent, Jim Lagrone, says he's glad Daniels realizes that Arkansas needs to improve its elections.  However, Lagrone questioned how much the coordinators would cost.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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