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Election officials discuss vote validity

March 23, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Dimpled, pregnant, absentee or hanging chad--when is a vote a vote?

That question will be addressed by Mary Peters, an election official for Broward County, Fla., and Christopher Thomas, director of elections for the Michigan Bureau of Elections, in a presentation at Western Michigan University from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today, March 23, in Room 3508 of Knauss Hall.

Titled "Election 2000: When is a Vote a Vote?," the presentation is sponsored by WMU's Institute of Government and Politics. Dr. Ashlyn Kuersten, WMU assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Peter Renstrom, WMU professor of political science, will also be on hand to provide their comments on judicial perspectives of the voting processes that occurred during the most recent presidential election.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Neil Pinney, director of the Institute of Government and Politics, at (616) 387-5372.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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