OTTUMWA — The League of Women Voters of Ottumwa has invited the Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon to discuss the integrity of the voting process during an informal learning experience on Monday.
The meeting will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Market on Main, 331 E. Main St., Ottumwa. Use the "green doors" off the Green Street Parking lot. Voters can participate in part or all of this experience.
Spurgeon will talk about the reoccurring rumors of deceased persons “still voting,” of undocumented persons voting and of voting ballots that sometimes “magically multiply.” The auditor and league members are hoping citizens will take this opportunity to ask about voter ID, about the coding on the back of your driver’s license or about the “paper trail” for ballots cast.
While every vote cast must be known only to the voter, the process itself must be transparent, predictable and secure if citizens are to believe their vote matters in our democracy.