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Rare Buddy sighting possible this week



Hillsborough County Elections Supervisor Buddy Johnson will speak about the new optical-scan voting machines during a televised appearance this week, his office announced.

"Proactive community outreach is essential to familiarize residents with the county's new, reliable and easy-to-use optical scan voting system," Johnson said in a news release announcing his appearance, as well as staff demonstrations of the new machines during events Thursday and over the weekend.

Johnson will appear before the Hillsborough County Citizens Advisory Committee in the Planning Commission Board Room at County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 11:30 p.m., though when Johnson will speak is uncertain.

Johnson was the subject of a recent stories in the Times about how a process-server could not locate him for 18 days and how he had difficulty answering questions about his office's operations in depositions once he was located.

-- Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


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