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.
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:21 AM
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.
Director of Defend the Vote