Homecoming court votes from yesterday thrown out

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Seniors Sury Rawat and Madelyn Stewart vote for the homecoming court today in the activities office. All votes from yesterday do not count due to technical difficulties. Photo by Abby Kempf

Abby Kempf

Seniors Sury Rawat and Madelyn Stewart vote for the homecoming court today in the activities office. All votes from yesterday do not count due to technical difficulties. Photo by Abby Kempf
Seniors Sury Rawat and Madelyn Stewart vote for the homecoming court today in the activities office. All votes from yesterday do not count due to technical difficulties. Photo by Abby Kempf

Homecoming court voting went haywire yesterday, resulting in all votes being thrown out.

Voting will start fresh today to ensure that each girl who was nominated gets a fair chance to be voted for the court, assistant principal David Bones said.

“There was a glitch, and not everyone was listed, and we didn’t find that out until the middle of the day,” Bones said. “So we wanted to make sure everyone was listed and listed with the correct name. So we decided that the fairest way to do it was just to start from scratch and double, triple check names.”

Senior Taylor DeVault noted that her name was missing from the list when she went to vote, along with other errors.

“I went to vote and noticed that some names were absent or incorrect such as mix ups between birth names and nicknames,” DeVault said. “I overheard a girl complaining that people wouldn’t recognize her real name on the ballot, and she was upset.”

As senior Emily Reynolds scanned the list yesterday, she couldn’t find the names of girls she had nominated Her name was missing, as well.

“When I went to go vote, I noticed that some of the girls I nominated for the homecoming court ballot were not on there,” Reynolds said. “It was confusing and frustrating because I thought that all the girls that should be on the ballot represent Rock Bridge very well with their leadership skills and kind hearts, so I think they all deserve a fair chance at getting on homecoming court.”

DeVault said she brought the errors to the school’s attention right away. After she pointed out missing names, Bones realized it was too late to fix the votes already cast, so they had to start over to keep everything equal.

“I was told by the office that the storm had really messed up the voting program while it was being created last night,” DeVault said. “[It] was released unknowingly until I noticed something was wrong.”