Editor's note: HUGE SUCCESS!  Following a couple of interesting Board meetings, Chicago has completely revamped their procedures.  We will update this post with the new rules.

 

From: Sharon Meroni - Defend the Vote [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:21 AM
To: Richard Cowen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ); 'Mr. Langdon D. Neal'; '<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >'
Cc: Steve Sandvoss; 'Joan T. Agnew'; 'James Scanlon'; 'Mr. Lance Gough'; 'Borgsmiller, Rupert'; 'Jesse Smart'; 'Charles W. Scholz'; 'Menzel, Ken'
Subject: Loosy Goosy Security on the EV Voted Ballots in Chicago

 

Good Morning Chairman and Commissioners:

 

I intend to lodge a formal complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections today regarding the following:

 

Defend the Vote found and reported to the Chicago Board of Elections about serious irregularities in how this Board maintained custody of the early voting VVAPT scrolls and the memory devices that hold the electronic ballot. On July 26th Lance Gough said at  the Board meeting these serious deficiencies had been corrected.  He said he would send the revised procedures to the Board and to me.   Silence ensued.

 

Following the last Board meeting, I specifically approached Chairman Neal to inform him I have not received any updates on these alleged “New Procedures”.  Again, silence.

 

The protection of the voted ballot is mandated in Illinois Law.  This Board has a duty to secure the voted ballot and to have transparent procedures on how it does so.  To date, to my knowledge, this Board fails on both duties.

 

Respectfully,

Sharon Meroni

Director of Defend the Vote

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