Maryland Election 2010: City voter told that someone cast early ballot in his name
When James Moore went to vote at 5:30 p.m. today, the 32-year-old Pigtown resident says he got disturbing news from polling officials at George Washington Elementary School.
"They told me someone had voted early in my name -- and it wasn’t me,” he said.
Moore, a Johns Hopkins University project manager at the Johns Hopkins University, wanted polling officials to override that earlier vote, whoever may have cast it during the early voting period that ended Thursday. But he was told that wasn’t possible. Instead, he was given a provisional ballot.
When Moore said that was unacceptable, he was given the phone number for Baltimore City’s Board of Elections and eventually reached election director Armstead B.C. Jones Sr.
Jones "told me there was nothing they could do, but he assured me my vote would be counted," Moore said. That didn’t satisfy him, either.
"I feel like I haven’t voted," Moore said.