Monday, August 16, 2004

Canvass board meeting is still not scheduled

Before election results are final, an independent board must audit them. A summary of the canvass board’s duties was published on August 12th -- “What is a canvass board?”

Boulder County has not set a time and place for canvassing work to begin. Proposed procedures and election materials have not been made available to the canvass board members. Repeated written requests for these facts have gone unanswered by the clerk.

If defects are discovered during the canvass, this late start could turn into a serious compliance problem. The canvass board is required to complete its duties by Wednesday, August 25th.

Any failure to meet the August 25th deadline will be caused by the clerk starting too late, not the board taking too long.