Chesco Audit Finds Shortage Of GOP Ballots In Primary — The Chester County Election Board failed to comply with state election law in the May 17 primary, according to an audit performed by attorney Carmela Ciliberti.
Mrs. Ciliberti used the state’s right-to-know law to acquire primary ballot order spreadsheets, manuals, the ballot printing production proposal, and Election Day call logs and emails.
State law requires that every county’s board of election keep a supply of ballots at least 10 percent greater than the highest number of ballots cast in any of the three previous equivalent elections.
Voter Services was notified 6:30 a.m., election day that there were no Republican ballots at precinct 825 West Chester 2-W. This required ballots to be printed at 8:20 a.m., an hour and 20 minutes after the polls opened.
How many had to leave the line to get to work? Were they able to come back? How many were disenfranchised?
At precinct 410 W Nottingham, only 100 ballots were ordered for 959 registered Republican voters. The 100 ballots were used by 11:30 a.m. and voting couldn’t restart until 2:30 p.m.
The problem is serious and thank God someone is calling attention to it.