HI board nomination meeting is Monday

Friday, October 17, 2014

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- The Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District will hold its Board of Commissioners nomination meeting this coming Monday. There are two seats open on the board.

Nominees must be resident property owners and current on their assessments and utility bills. They may be nominated by another property owner or may nominate themselves. If they are not present at the meeting, they must have presented at the meeting a signed, notarized letter accepting their nomination.

The two seats available for nomination are those currently held by Ken Mills (appointed in June to fill out the remaining term of Ken Ames, who moved away) and Ken Brown.

Voting is a privilege of property ownership, and each individual property owner gets one vote, regardless of the number of properties owned, or in the case of multiple ownership, the first two names on the deed. Eligible voters must be property owners as of Nov. 1, 2014.

Early voting begins Nov. 17 and goes through Dec. 1 at the district office. Absentee ballots may be obtained by individual property owners either in person or by mail to HISID at 110 Woodsdale Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Completed absentee ballots must be received in the district office by 6 p.m. on Dec. 2 to be valid.

The nomination meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the district office at 110 Woodsdale Drive. For more information, call 479-253-9700 or visit www.holidayisland.us.

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  • Absentee ballot vote fraud is a type of vote fraud that occurs when a person attempts to fill out and turn in an absentee ballot either containing false information. For example, this can occur when a person attempts to fill out and turn in an absentee ballot with the name of a false or non-existent voter. The term "absentee ballot vote fraud" can extend to manipulation, deception or intimidation of voters made possible by absentee voting, an arena of voting that is less easily regulated and observed than in-person voting.[1]

    According to a study conducted by the United States Election Assistance Commission, absentee voting creates one of the greatest opportunities for vote fraud and is the area of voting subject to the largest proportion of fraudulent acts.[1]

    Examples of absentee ballot vote fraud

    In a 2006 report, the United States Department of Justice lists the following examples, among other cases of election law violations, of actions that constitute voter fraud relating to absentee voting:[1]

    " Voting or attempting to vote more than once during the same election;

    Knowingly causing false information about an election to be mailed or distributed and knowingly mailing or distributing such information;

    Intentionally changing, attempting to change or causing to be changed an official election document including ballots, tallies and returns;

    Intentionally delaying, attempting to delay or causing to be delayed the sending of certificate, register, ballots (in-person or absentee) or other materials, whether original or duplicate, required to be sent by jurisdictional law;

    Intentionally making a false affidavit, swearing falsely or falsely affirming under an oath required by a statute regarding their voting status, including when registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot or presenting to vote in person;

    Registering to vote, whether in person or as an absentee, without being entitled to register;

    Knowingly making a materially false statement on an application for voter registration, absentee ballot, early voting or re-registration; and

    Voting or attempting to vote in an election after being disqualified or when knowingly ineligible to vote.

    -- Posted by Concerned Person on Sun, Oct 19, 2014, at 8:36 AM
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