Dayton’s flawed petition process

Esrati files against the Board of Elections: Your agenda items aren’t Oscar nominations

Dayton: Community activist David Esrati, filed pro se in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court today asking for the courts to stop the Montgomery County Board of Elections from meeting today to certify candidate petitions because they failed to present an adequate agenda for the meeting. Esrati claims they are running the meeting like the Oscars- Read More

Montgomery County Board of (S)Elections once again breaks the law and screws voters

This is getting to be ridiculous. A board, selected by the two major political parties, who are run by people that are controlled by people already in office, make sure that voters are ignored. Today, an incumbent, who filed 487 signatures to run for Dayton Board of Education- who had valid signatures (300 required) was Read More

Montgomery County Board of (S)Elections back at it

The board meeting was yesterday. The new list of upcoming candidates still isn’t posted on the website. All five of the new candidates for the three seats on Dayton Public Schools made it on the ballot. This is a feat, because the threshold is 300 signatures. Jamie Rippey 502 W. Stewart St. Dayton 45417 Dion Read More

When David takes on Goliath: Board of Elections edition

This morning the board of (s)elections met to disqualify my petitions as insufficient. To be honest, they met twice, since they had to reconvene when they realized they never voted to disqualify them. They also started 5 minutes late- having to wait for Chairperson Rhine McLin to show up. They were kind enough to let Read More

Anything to keep the incumbents in office

I knew I was cutting it close by deciding to run after my mother died. But, a bunch of people volunteered to circulate petitions and help me out. For many, it was an eye opener. It’s not as easy as you think to get people to properly fill out a Dayton City Commission petition- especially Read More

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