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Election Board Meeting Reveals Work Behind the Scenes

Last night, the City of Rockville Board of Supervisors of Elections held a rare meeting with the candidates and treasurers of the election of November 2009 at City Hall.  About a dozen people attended, including Phyllis Marcuccio, Bridget Newton, Virginia Onley, and briefly, Waleed Ovase (who was also attending a Communications Taskforce meeting).  The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the last election to determined what worked and what didn’t.  The scope of the Board’s responsibilities is fairly narrow yet extremely important because they fix many of the election rules and establish the standards for campaign finance reporting.  The discussion focused on four items:  polling places, signage, election logistics and information, and campaign finance reporting.  I was only able to attend the first hour, but the discussions I found most interesting were:

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