FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012

MORE CHALLENGES MADE TO VOTER REGISTRATIONS

Salisbury, MD. Today, the citizen watchdog group Election Integrity Maryland
(EIM) submitted a second set of challenges to voter registration rolls in Prince
George’s County. The first challenges were submitted last month.

EIM is researching publicly available data to determine if voter rolls in Maryland
are up-to-date, in accordance with state and federal requirements. What the
organization is finding are inaccuracies which may be due to clerical error,
oversight, or failure to update the registrations.

“We know that time is of the essence to make sure the rolls are accurate, as
each day we get closer to the November election,” said EIM president Cathy
Kelleher. “And, according to Maryland law, no changes can be made to the rolls
from 21 days before an election until 11 days following an election.”

Kelleher says her organization is helping the Boards of Elections by turning over
its findings and directing the Boards to possible irregularities. “We have asked
the Boards, both at the state and local levels, to let us know how else we may be
of assistance in making sure Maryland’s voter rolls are the model of accuracy.”

Election Integrity Maryland was formed to promote public confidence in the
integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland. The group
is a non-partisan, non-profit organization conducting research into public voter
registration records. EIM also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines
issued by the State Board of Elections.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2012

STATEWIDE POLL WATCHER TRAINING NOW OFFERED
BY ELECTION INTEGRITY MARYLAND

Salisbury, Maryland.  Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) today announces that it is offering Poll Watcher Training via webinar across the State of Maryland.

Due to increasing demand for poll watcher training in this election year, EIM is making its comprehensive Poll Watcher Training course available in webinar format in addition to onsite training.

“By offering our training over the computer, we not only reach more volunteers, the training also is more convenient for many people, who can take the course from the comfort of their home computer,” said Cathy Kelleher, EIM president.

The EIM Poll Watcher Training course is based on guidelines issued by the Maryland State Board of Elections.  Poll Watchers observe voting procedures at polling locations on election days and report any irregularities.

To be a Poll Watcher in Maryland, you must be a registered Maryland voter and have a Poll Watcher Certificate.

For more information about EIM and its Poll Watcher Training course, please visit www.ElectionIntegrityMaryland.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2012

BOARD OF ELECTIONS ASKED TO CLEAN UP VOTER ROLLS

Salisbury, Maryland. For the second time since February, Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) today submitted documentation to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, showing apparent irregularities with voter registrations.

This time, slightly more than 1,000 irregularities were identified, including duplicate registrations, questionable addresses, and deceased voters who remain on the rolls. Last February, more than 5,000 challenges were submitted. Copies of EIM’s findings also have been submitted to the State Board of Elections.

EIM’s President, Cathy Kelleher, said her group is still waiting for responses from the State and local Boards of Elections after submitting almost 9,000 voter registration irregularities in the Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties voter rolls in February and June. “We have asked all of the Boards to keep us apprised of the progress they make to ensure that Maryland’s voter rolls are up-to-date prior to the next election, “ said Kelleher.

“By researching the accuracy of Maryland’s voter rolls, Election Integrity Maryland is offering support to the Boards of Elections,” Kelleher continued. “They have a duty to comply with federal and state regulations, and to keep voter records accurate.”

Election Integrity Maryland was formed to promote public confidence in the integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland. The group is a non-partisan, non-profit organization conducting research into public voter registration records. EIM also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines issued by the State Board of Elections.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012

VOTER ROLLS CHALLENGED IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Election Integrity Maryland today submitted 2,034 challenges to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections over irregularities discovered in the voter rolls.

The irregularities include: duplicate registrations (including registrations in MD and at least one other state), voters residing at a different address, invalid addresses, and deceased voters who remain on the rolls.  A total of 2,107 PG County voter registrations have been reviewed so far.

Despite assertions by the Maryland State Board of Elections that voter registration records are kept up-to-date, the non-partisan watchdog group Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) has discovered names of deceased voters in Prince George’s County who remain on the voter rolls, as well as names of voters who have moved or who have duplicate registrations.  Some voters are registered out of vacant lots, post office boxes and Mail Box stores.

Similar irregularities were discovered earlier this year by EIM in Montgomery and Baltimore Counties, and challenges have been filed in these jurisdictions as well.  EIM plans to submit more challenges in other counties in the near future.

After submitting the challenges, EIM president Cathy Kelleher said, “Federal and Maryland laws require the Board of Elections to maintain accurate voter registration records.  Our work is intended to help with that effort.”

EIM was formed to promote public confidence in the integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland.  The non-partisan, non-profit group conducts research into public voter registration records, and also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines issued by the State Board of Elections.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012

VOTER ROLLS CHALLENGED IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

Election Integrity Maryland today is submitting 828 challenges to the Baltimore County Board of Elections over irregularities in the voter rolls, including duplicate registrations, invalid addresses, and deceased voters who remain on the rolls.  A total of 1,700 County voter registrations have been reviewed so far.

Despite assertions by the Maryland State Board of Elections that voter registration records are kept up-to-date, the non-partisan watchdog group Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) has discovered names of deceased voters in Baltimore County who remain on the voter rolls, as well as names of voters who have moved or who have duplicate registrations.

Similar irregularities were discovered by EIM in Montgomery County last February, and challenges were filed then as well.  EIM plans to submit more challenges in other counties in the near future.

According to EIM president Cathy Kelleher, “We are pleased to assist the Board of Elections by submitting these challenges.  By law, the Board is required to keep registration records current.  Our work is intended to help with that effort.”

Kelleher anticipates that the Baltimore County officials will respond in a timely manner.

EIM was formed to promote public confidence in the integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland.  The non-partisan, non-profit group conducts research into public voter registration records, and also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines issued by the State Board of Elections.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2012

MARYLAND BOARD OF ELECTIONS CHALLENGED OVER DEAD VOTERS

Election Integrity Maryland today is submitting more than 5,000 challenges to the Maryland State Board of Elections over irregularities in the voter rolls, including duplicate registrations, invalid addresses, and deceased voters who remain on the rolls.

Despite assertions by the Maryland Board of Elections that voter registration records are kept up-to-date, the non-partisan watchdog group has uncovered names of deceased voters in the state who remain on the voter rolls either in “active” or “inactive” status, as well as the names of voters who have moved or who have duplicate registrations.

According to Cathy Kelleher, President of Election Integrity Maryland, “Our organization is just beginning to research the Maryland voter rolls, and we’ve already identified over 5,000 names with irregularities  in one county alone. Our team is working diligently to ensure that Maryland’s voter registration records are accurate and in compliance with federal and state regulations.”

Kelleher expects the Board of Elections to respond in a timely manner to the organization’s challenges.

Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) was formed to promote public confidence in the integrity of local, state and federal elections in the State of Maryland.  The group is a non-partisan, non-profit organization conducting research into public voter registration records.  EIM also trains Poll Watchers according to guidelines issued by the State Board of Elections.

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For more information about Election Integrity Maryland, please visit: www.ElectionIntegrityMaryland.com

Contact:  Catharine Trauernicht Telephone:  301.717.0197 Email: cathy@electionintegritymaryland.com