State says it will take control of city voting

Calls shortage of ballots latest in pattern of woes

Mayor Thomas M. Menino apologized yesterday for the long wait that some voters in predominantly minority districts encountered at the polls Tuesday, after a high turnout resulted in ballot shortages. ‘‘It should not have happened,’’ he said.
By Michael Levenson and Matt Viser
Globe Staff / November 9, 2006

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Secretary of State William F. Galvin declared yesterday that he will seize control of the Boston Election Department because the city has repeatedly demonstrated an inability to conduct fair and smooth elections. (Full article: 982 words)

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