2/20/2018: The Election Commission meeting this month was the shortest meeting I have ever attended! Even without director Tom Bride, this commission and its employees work very well together. After finally getting clearance about who could be on the ballot, early voting started at the downtown office on Monday. As of Tuesday afternoon 32 votes had been cast and 252 ballots mailed. Training for election judges will be Saturday, February 24, postponed from a previous date due to the weather. March 5, will be the first day for voting outside of the downtown office. Federal Warehouse had the only bid for moving election supplies for both 2018 elections. Their bid of $5600 was in line with past expenses and so was approved.
The Brandywine facility is current on the established timeline. Once the engineer signs off, it will go to the County Board hopefully in April, so it can be let out for bids.
The Elsamny case seems to finally be over. Mr. Elsamny had 30 days after the January 9, decision to file an appeal for a rehearing. The chair had not heard that he had done that, in which case the lawsuit is finished. Chair Collins will check with the commission's attorney to be sure and let the commissioners know.
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