Board of Elections

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

Petitions are GOOD! Esrati enters city commission race

I turned in 651 signatures on 18 forms on Wednesday to place my name on the ballot for Dayton City Commission. The Board of Elections has checked, rechecked and checked again and unfortunately, they were only able to knock out 12% of my signatures. Of the 651, I had 575 “good signatures’, 7 duplicates, 5 Read More

It’s not that the dead vote- it’s that the dead stop Dayton from voting

Not that Jon Husted is the brightest bulb in the box- but, he is on to something (for all the wrong reasons). We currently have 88 different boards of elections, all run differently, all using one of 5 lame software systems for keeping voter rolls, and using one of 3 electronic voting systems. Yes, we Read More

The sanctity of the 500 signatures is a farce

The Board of Elections stands between the people and the primary. Instead of letting the people decide who should advance to a general election, the sacred law says you must turn in 500 “valid signatures” of registered Dayton voters. It’s the LAW. So, signatures that they can’t read- or aren’t close enough to a signature Read More

When a rock star’s autograph ain’t worth a damn

Kelley Deal. You signed a petition to put me on the ballot. The board of elections had problems with your penmanship. Doesn’t matter if you are a rock star, who has played around the world and in front of crowds of thousands- in your hometown, they don’t know who you are. And just like that- Read More

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