The 2013 Petition counts

by David Esrati on March 15, 2013

in Dayton's flawed petition process

From the Board of Elections:

GARY D LEITZELL – DAYTON MAYOR
Candidate GARY D LEITZELL

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 835

Performance index 75% 1120 signatures, 835 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 37
Circulator Signature Count: 1120
Verified Signature Count: 1051
Valid Signature Count: 835

Detail of Invalid Signatures
4 Lined out
52 Not qualified – Not an elector
30 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
12 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
1 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
1 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
67 Signature does not match
3 Address does not agree
45 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
1 Out of County
0 voter registration cards turned in.

A. J. WAGNER- DAYTON MAYOR
Candidate A J WAGNER

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 1019

Performance index 81 % 1251 signatures, 1019 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 42
Circulator Signature Count: 1271
Verified Signature Count: 1251
Valid Signature Count: 1019

Detail of Invalid Signatures
7 Lined out
2 Address missing
1 Date missing
40 Not qualified – Not an elector
76 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
3 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
1 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
73 Signature does not match
7 Address does not agree
18 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
4 Blank line
0 Out of County

1 Invalid Part Petitions with 30 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

NAN WHALEY – DAYTON MAYOR
Candidate NANNETTE L WHALEY

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 1167

Performance index 78 % 1464 signatures, 1167 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 144
Circulator Signature Count: 1459
Verified Signature Count: 1464
Valid Signature Count: 1167

Detail of Invalid Signatures
5 Lined out
1 Address missing
0 Date missing
66 Not qualified – Not an elector
46 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
8 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
0 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
1 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
126 Signature does not match
41Address does not agree
0 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
3 Blank line
0 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

DAVID ESTRATI (SIC) – DAYTON COMMMISSION
Candidate DAVID ESRATI

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 575

Performance index 88 % 651 signatures, 575 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 18
Circulator Signature Count: 647
Verified Signature Count: 651
Valid Signature Count: 575

Detail of Invalid Signatures
5 Lined out
1 Erasable- Not indelible
0 Address missing
1 Date missing
24 Not qualified – Not an elector
10 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
7 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
1 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
27 Signature does not match
0 Address does not agree
0 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
0 Blank line
0 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

4 voter registration cards turned in.

DEREK FOLLEY – DAYTON MAYOR
Candidate DEREK O FOLLEY

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 328

Performance index 33% 996 signatures, 328 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 27
Circulator Signature Count: 996
Verified Signature Count: 921
Valid Signature Count: 328

Detail of Invalid Signatures
7 Lined out
1 Erasable- Not indelible
7 Address missing
0 Date missing
176 Not qualified – Not an elector
119 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
6 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
1 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
1 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
242 Signature does not match
13 Address does not agree
15 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
5 Blank line
0 Out of County

2 Invalid Part Petitions with 75 Circulator count and 0 lines used

25 voter registration cards turned in.

DAVID K GREER – DAYTON COMMISSION
Candidate DAVID K GREER

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 661

Performance index 65% 1011 signatures, 661 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 42
Circulator Signature Count: 1011
Verified Signature Count: 1010
Valid Signature Count: 661

Detail of Invalid Signatures
5 Lined out
0 Erasable- Not indelible
3 Address missing
0 Date missing
58 Not qualified – Not an elector
109 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
10Duplicate – Signer has signed before
6 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
110 Signature does not match
6 Address does not agree
39 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
3 Blank line
0 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

ERIC LAMONT GREGORY – DAYTON MAYOR
Candidate ERIC LAMONT GREGORY

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 436

Performance index 43% 1021 signatures, 436 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 42
Circulator Signature Count: 1009
Verified Signature Count: 1021
Valid Signature Count: 436

Detail of Invalid Signatures
9 Lined out
1 Erasable- Not indelible
2 Address missing
1 Illegible
0 Date missing
129 Not qualified – Not an elector
168 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
2 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
0 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
1 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
205 Signature does not match
7  Address does not agree
56 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
3 Blank line
1 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

JOSEPH C LUTZ – DAYTON COMMISSION
Candidate JOSEPH C LUTZ

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 506

Performance index 58% 870 signatures, 506 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 29
Circulator Signature Count: 870
Verified Signature Count: 758
Valid Signature Count: 506

Detail of Invalid Signatures
21 Lined out
0 Erasable- Not indelible
1 Address missing
0 Illegible
0 Date missing
97 Not qualified – Not an elector
58 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
3 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
0 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
1 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
54 Signature does not match
7  Address does not agree
9 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
0 Blank line
1 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

8 voter registration cards turned in.

JEFFREY J. MIMS JR.- DAYTON COMMISION
Candidate JEFFREY J. MIMS JR.

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 835

Performance index 60% 1399 signatures, 835 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 54
Circulator Signature Count: 1368
Verified Signature Count: 1399
Valid Signature Count: 835

Detail of Invalid Signatures
38 Lined out
0 Erasable- Not indelible
4 Address missing
4 Late- Date follows collection
0 Illegible
0 Date missing
100 Not qualified – Not an elector
180 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
25 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
4 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
174 Signature does not match
28  Address does not agree
6 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
1 Blank line
0 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

WILLIAM PACE – DAYTON COMMISSION NOT ACCEPTED FOR THE BALLOT*
Candidate WILLIAM JAMES PACE

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 653

Performance index 69% 951 signatures, 653 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 39
Circulator Signature Count: 951
Verified Signature Count: 951
Valid Signature Count: 653

Detail of Invalid Signatures
6 Lined out
0 Erasable- Not indelible
4 Address missing
0Late- Date follows collection
0 Illegible
0 Date missing
68 Not qualified – Not an elector
115 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
13 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
3 Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
49 Signature does not match
5  Address does not agree
34Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
1 Blank line
0 Out of County

0 Invalid Part Petitions with 0 Circulator count and 0 lines used

12 voter registration cards turned in.

*The final determination on Pace’s bid (reason why he wasn’t certified)- Per the City of Dayton Charter and the Law Opinion from the City of Dayton’s Law Director, Mr Pace failed to sign the Candadicy Acceptance statement as required by the City of Dayton Charter within the 55th day prior to the election.

JOEY D WILLIAMS – DAYTON COMMISION
Candidate JOEY D WILLIAMS

Number of Required Signatures 500
Number of Valid Signatures 891

Performance index 71% 1251 signatures, 891 valid

Verified Part Petitions: 105
Circulator Signature Count: 1251
Verified Signature Count: 1242
Valid Signature Count: 891

Detail of Invalid Signatures
5 Lined out
0 Erasable- Not indelible
2 Address missing
0 Late- Date follows collection
0 Illegible
0 Date missing
92 Not qualified – Not an elector
114 Jurisdiction – Signer is out of area
14 Duplicate – Signer has signed before
0  Circulator – Signer is the circulator
0 Candidate – Signer is the candidate
121 Signature does not match
3  Address does not agree
0 Duplicate – Signed other Petition(s)
0 Blank line
0 Out of County

2 Invalid Part Petitions with 8 Circulator count and 0 lines used

0 voter registration cards turned in.

Copy of the PDF the BOE sent me: May 7 2013 Dayton Petition Reports

If any of you would like to speculate on why some candidates have higher rejection rates than others- or do statistical analysis- I’d be interested to hear what you have to say in the comments.

A few things- signatures aren’t collected on a table- usually on a clipboard- meaning signatures may not look the same as the voter registration card.

I’m not sure how someone can turn in “4 Late- Date follows collection”

And- it clearly says on the petition- “WHOEVER COMMITS ELECTION FALSIFICATION IS GUILTY OF A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE” which makes me wonder, how can you turn in over 200 signatures that don’t match and not be prosecuted.

 

 

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Hall March 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Aren’t you going to suggest that Nan had a bunch of fake signatures ? :-D Look how many of hers are denoted as ‘signature doesn’t match’. 
 
As for “Signer is out of area”, that looks to be the most common reason for rejection and I have to think it’s seriously flawed. Is everyone collecting signatures going outside the city limits to get them ? Not likely… Are there people from outside of Dayton who happen to be visiting someone or someplace that are asked to sign ? Again, not likely… Isn’t the most common scenario that the voter registration info is out of date ?

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Mel March 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yeah, had the same thought as Hall – what the heck does “signer is out of area” really mean?
 
Also, you’re not allowed to sign your own petition? Looks like almost everyone got dinged for it.

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Dr. Funkenstein March 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

My friends at the BOE all say your petitions are counted/processed just like all the other candidates.  The criminal stuff that happens at the BOE does not show up in the petition process as far as my sources tell me.  The directors there specialize in hiring rapists, drug dealers, messing up provisional ballots, counting votes on stolen voting machines, having people with criminal records count absentee ballots and using county funds to have an affair with your secretary.  The petition process is fair from what I hear. 

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kristyrennt March 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

People can be county residents and think they get to vote for mayor.
 
Signing the petition is often the shortest distance to ending the interaction.
 
Stats would be more fun if the data were already in a nice table…  Not sure how valid any results would be anyway.

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Bone March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

The Montgomery County Board Of Elections is a joke! The corruption there runs deep, maybe the FBI should look into Federal Election laws being broken. The local BOE has lost confidence in other BOE’s around the state. Director Matt Damschroder wrote a letter to Montgomery Co. giving a vote of no confidence for Harsman. If Harsman’s fellow Directors around the state can see it why can’t the local leaders? Are they involved in it as well? 

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