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LWV League of Women Voters of Ohio
Ohio State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter

Timothy J. Kettler
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Secretary of State; State of Ohio


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

2. How will you ensure that election administration in Ohio is fair, honest, and impartial? How are you going to ensure that all eligible voters who want to vote in Ohio can vote? (150 word limit)

Inclusion at all levels of the process is vital to fairness and the broad representation needed for impartiality. I would consider county board appointments regardless of party affiliation. All election records, data and software source codes used in electronic voting equipment must be available for examination by the public at all times with appointments to the board of election machine examiners made to best identify verifiable and transparent systems including hand-counted paper ballots. I would reaffirm that a vote cast anywhere within a county by a qualified voter of that county must be recognized a valid vote and institute a massive voter registration effort to allow every qualified Ohio citizen the opportunity to comply with all registration requirements. I would insure access to voting resources including the number of voting devices provided and under no circumstances shall a voter be refused a provisional ballot on Election Day.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. 150 Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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