Written by Edwina P. Garza Friday, 05 November 2010 01:00
Problems with voter assistance evokes new legislation draft
LA JOYA — Allegations of a new element in voter and employee intimidation struck here this election cycle as employees of the La Joya Independent School District reportedly brought assistants to help them cast their vote.
“That’s not the intent of the voting process,” said Dr. Filomena Leo, LJISD’s former superintendent who believes voter assistance could be used against employees with serious repercussions. “This is a freedom we enjoy that comes with confidentiality. This brings fear, intimidation and coercion.”