Election mistakes demand action
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer based in the New River Valley.
Back at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, we knew if the principal summoned you to his office once, it was probably no big deal. Go in, keep your eyes low, apologize, take your punishment and get on with things.
If Father Styles summoned you a second time, the situation was dire. Your parents would be there; expulsion was a possibility.
Montgomery County Registrar Randy Wertz and the county electoral board have been summoned to the principal’s office (the state electoral board) for a second time in less than 12 months. On Monday, expulsion should be a possibility.
Wertz and the board’s list of electoral problems are a matter of public record. His office improperly approved candidate petitions, misinformed college students about their right to register and sent absentee ballots late.