Board of election reports: 2009 Dayton General Election

As a public service I’m uploading PDFs of the board reports.

The first is the invalid signatures report. 09-appears-invalid-3_10_2009 For Mayor, Larry E. Ealy, James R. Green III and Tojuan W Minus all had insufficient signatures (despite Mr. Ealy turning in the maximum 1500 signatures- apparently, his nominating committee contained people who didn’t live in the city).

For Commission: Donald Allen Domineck Jr., Lorana M Kelly and Mark Anthony Newberry all turned in petitions that were deemed insufficient. Newberry turned in 829 and only had 402.

The second is the appears valid report 09-appears-vaild-3_10_2009.

For Mayor, Rhine McLin and Gary D. Leitzell. For commission, David Esrati, Nannette L Whaley and Joey D. Williams.

For Clerk of Courts- Mark E. Owens running unopposed, for Judge Carl S. Henderson and John S. Pickrel both unopposed.

Interestingly, all signatures were “qualified” in this report- in times past, they stopped counting once they got to 501.

Considering I turned in 641 and had 514 and Judge Pickrel turned in 824 and only had 505, I am very lucky to be on the ballot.

Thank you. I’m looking forward to doing the hard work that I hope you entrust me with.

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8 Responses

  1. Chad March 10, 2009 / 10:15 pm
    Congrats Dave, I’m glad you made it! What can I do to help get you elected?

    BTW, I saw your picture on the NBC2… did you take that photo of yourself?

  2. David Esrati March 10, 2009 / 10:46 pm

    @Chad- Don’t know what picture they used. I need some new ones on the site.
    I need people willing to volunteer to help organize, distribute literature, talk to people, run fund raisers, and spread the word. For now- send as many people to this site, have them join my groups on facebook, and keep reading and commenting.

  3. Mark Anthony Newberry March 11, 2009 / 12:42 pm
    A Big Congrats to you David. I’m glad to see that you made it past the BullSh*t that everyone goes through with the petitions. I will support you. Now is the time for you to REACH OUT TO EVERYONE David if you want to win in November.
  4. Brian March 16, 2009 / 6:59 am
    Call me naive — or perhaps, I just don’t understand the complexity of obtaining signatures of resident registered voters — but, how could someone collect 1500 signatures and over two-thirds be invalid? I suppose that one would have to try very, very hard to do that?

    A question – what specifically does “Petition is not in substantial compliance” mean? What specific items does noncompliance on the form refer to? (I assume they’re referring to the Nominating Petition and Statement of Candidacy – Form No. 3-0.)

  5. David Esrati March 16, 2009 / 9:21 am

    @Brian, there are a lot of people who don’t know if they live in the “city proper” and sign, even though they live in Trotwood, Oakwood, Kettering etc.
    The Board of Elections can rule signatures illegible- or not accept signatures- even though they don’t ask for a “Signature” on the petition- but “name”
    Non-compliance was having a non-registered voter on the nominating committee or- someone who didn’t live in the city.
    There apparently are problems with the process since most people turning in petitions didn’t get on the ballot.
    I can also tell you from prior experience, different people get different levels of scrutiny. If the problem with the nominating committee names was me, instead of the Mayor, I can guarantee I’d be off the ballot.

  6. Brian March 18, 2009 / 12:51 pm
    Thanks for the clarification.

    Another question I’ve heard many people ask — why didn’t those individuals who were close to the 500 requirement simply go out and get enough additional valid signatures to put them over that 500 mark?

  7. David Esrati March 18, 2009 / 1:51 pm

    @Brian, no 2nd chances- turn them in one time. Done. It’s a really long process to check 500. I checked my 50 congressional and it took over an hour.

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