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By Elisha Dorfsmith

As November 6th quickly approaches, voters across the country are expressing concerns about voter fraud and ballot security on election day. States with early voting have already produced several examples of voting irregularities and voting machine malfunctions. With the 2012 presidential race promising to be very close, voters in some parts of the country are understandably nervous that their vote may not get counted.

While it should be expected for people in battleground states to be on edge during a heated election cycle, the integrity of vote tabulation should be a priority for every engaged American citizen. The presidential election receives the bulk of the press but it’s the small races that are often decided by a handful of votes.

Concerns have recently been voiced by several citizens and candidates in Coconino County who have produced examples of what they see as holes in the security…

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4,283 Early Ballots Returned So Far In Coconino County

By Flagstaff Independent Press Staff

As of 10-22-2012 the Coconino County elections office has reported 4,283 early ballots returned for the November 6th general election. So far they have issued a total of 35,327 early ballots.

If you are registered to vote in Coconino County and would like to vote early you can stop by the County Elections office on 110 E. Cherry Ave. in Flagstaff during normal business hours.

County Elections Controversy

This week Flagstaff Independent Press received several emails from voters who are concerned about an apparent conflict of interest at the County Elections office. County Elections Administrator Patty Hansen is on the ballot running for County Recorder. Voters are concerned about her overseeing her own election.

As of this posting, the Coconino County Elections Office has not responded to questions. When they do we will post a follow-up story.

Patty Hansen Campaign Literature.


Cindy Dorfsmith Announces Run For Chair Of The Coconino County Republican Party

Local liberty activist and get out the vote campaign organizer Cindy Dorfsmith announced yesterday that she will be seeking the local party nod for Chairman. The officer election will be held December 15 and all elected Republican PCs will be able to vote.

(Cindy Dorfsmith at a recent Flagstaff Republican Women event)

Cindy released the following announcement on her Facebook page:

“My name is Cynthia Dorfsmith and I am pleased to officially announce my run for Chair of the Coconino County Republican Committee (CCRC).  As many of you know, I have been very active in the CCRC over the past few years.  I have worked with quite a few of you in get out the vote efforts, phone banking, and event organizing.  I also had the honor of being an elected Delegate to the State Convention earlier this year.  I have a lot of new ideas to help grow the party and get young voters more involved.  

As Chair, one of my goals will be to ensure that there is a Republican candidate on the ballot for each race in every Coconino County election.  I am confident that this can be done.  I am very exited about the future of the CCRC.  
I’m currently serving as the Chair of the Timberview Village Homeowners Association and have been on the board for several years.  I’ve also been twice elected to the Employee Advisory Board at the City of Flagstaff.  I have made it a priority familiarize myself with the State Statutes, Arizona Republican Party Bylaws and Coconino County Bylaws.  I’m also currently studying to become a Certified Parliamentarian and a member of the National Parliamentarian Association.
If you would like to discuss the reasons I am running for Chair, or my goals and aspirations for CCRC, please give me a call or send me an email anytime.  I would love to chat over some coffee or just answer questions over the phone.  I look forward to talking to each one of you in the near future.”