The Montgomery County Board of Elections is in the basement of the County Administration Building. Basements are notorious as places where it’s damp, dark and mold grows. Slimey mold.
So, despite the claims that the BOE always meets now at 11 a.m. (when they claimed I misrepresented the time of the proper William Pace denial on the ballot meeting)- they are meeting this Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
And on the MC BOE 02.18.14 Agenda are these three innocuous items:
- Motion to certify candidate petitions for the Primary Election
- Motion on candidate’s petitions for the Primary Election that appear questionable
- Motion on candidate’s petitions for the Primary Election that appear invalid
Notice how there is no list of who may be in trouble? What if the candidate wanted to know if he or she need to be there? To line up the people who signed the petition? Ah, screw you. Screw the sunshine laws. Let’s keep the public in the dark.
If you want a participatory democracy- you do it out in the open, with as much useful information as possible.
#FAIL Montgomery County Board of Elections.
Note, there should have been a document on the website the day petitions were closed, of every candidate who had filed. It didn’t show either. Here it is: MD BOE 2014 primary filed_1 Note- it was sent as a scan of a printout. I had to OCR it to make it accessible. Also missing is the list of Dems filing for Montgomery County Precinct Captains for the Democratic party.
update 4;45pm- the list of precinct captains. Only 5 contested precincts (including mine) and a lot of empties. 2014 Democrat central committee all
Ah, if we were all mushrooms, we’d be worth millions- they like to keep us in the dark and feed us $h!t.