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Vote No Rallies on the Capitol Square


One day after the announcement involving a printing problem which led to inaccurate ballots for Madison's referendum Tuesday the opposition rallies for support on Madison's Capitol Square.

With large signs and microphones in tow, the group Vote No set up at the State Street corner of the Capitol. The event was hosted by radio talk show host Vicky McKenna.

Those against the upcoming referendum say the incorrectly printed ballots may become a bigger issue, using the outcome of the 2003 referendum as evidence.

Kirby Brant is against referenda and says, "It won by only 900 votes. Which is something I like to point out especially in view of the recent ballot fiasco, since the absentee ballots are 2,200, more than double the margin that they won on in the 2003 referendum."

In the meantime, a judge may have to rule on the situation surrounding those incorrect ballots which were sent to more than 2,000 Madison voters.

According to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal, this would only occur if Tuesday's school referendum results in a margin smaller than the number of absentee ballots. The article also cites the executive director of the State Elections Board saying that if someone challenges the election, the outcome could fall into a judge's hands.

Eighty-nine thousand ballots for the Madison school referendum are being reprinted this weekend due to incorrect information on two of the questions. Correct ballots are expected to be out at all 77 polling places on Tuesday.

Stayed tuned to NBC15 Sunday as we continue coverage of the Madison School Referendum when Madison Cares, a group in favor of the referendum, takes the stage at Monona Terrace.


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