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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oops: Uncaught Typo Stalls Unopposed RA Elections

oops.jpgYou may be forgiven for forgetting all about the Reston Assoiciation Asocciation Assoxquigff-the RA board elections, given that all three open seats are being sought by unopposed candidates. While uniformed federal agents delivered our official ballot to Restonian World Headquarters this very morning, it turns out that they had been delayed due to a spelling error. Lay it on us, BFFs at Patch:

New vendor Intelliscan discovered on Feb. 26 that "Association" was misspelled on the ballot guide, Fulkerson said.

"Our in-house team was surprised, as was I, on learning of the error," she said. "Especially since we were using design work from the prior year. We learned that the mistake existed last year but were not informed by the former printing firm-- who fixed the mistake without letting us know the error existed."

"Needless to say, we could not let the incorrect ballots go out to Members," said Fulkerson. "This caused a two-day delay in mailing."
The good news is that the mistake apparently didn't cost the RA a cent. And since the three candidates are running opposed, each only needs a 10 percent quorum to be elected -- although reballoting if the quorums aren't met would cost considerably more than fixing a typo. So vote early and often, kids!

2 comments:

  1. Microsoft Word SpellcheckMarch 13, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    You can't spell 'association' without... well, you know.

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  2. I've seen our fair community misspelled as Restin many times.

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