Montgomery County Board of Elections Chief refuses in person request for policy to be voted on the next day

The “Agenda” that the Montgomery County Board of Elections sends out is a joke. But, good luck asking for details. David Esrati, citizen journalist and potential Dayton City Commission Candidate was told he couldn’t make an in-person request for the “Conflict of Interest Policy for the May 2, 2023 Primary Special Election” that is on the agenda for a vote tomorrow.

This policy is probably in response to Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph being on the ballot- and his brother, twice un-elected/rejected appointed official, being appointed to be the deputy director.

Esrati asked the Director, Republican Jeff Rezabek for a copy. Rezabek responded send me a PRR- via email, and refused to produce the document.

He also claimed there is no legal requirement to respond within 24 hours (or the next business day) with an acknowledgement of a PRR. I’m still researching that, because every other organization does it as a matter of respect for the public.

This is a developing story.

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