February 1, 2003 Lovejoy ISD / Allen ISD Consolidation Election and Election Judge
Postcard from Linda Schenck, Lovejoy Elections Judge for the Feb 1st, 2003 Consolidation election. Linda Schenck used her position as Republican Precinct Chairman and Elections Judge inappropriately.
This postcard was sent to LovejoyISD residents
a few days before the Consolidation Election.
Response from the Secretary of State's office:
Section 85.032 of the Texas Election Code requires the ballot box in which voters deposit their marked early voting ballots to have two locks, each with a different key. In addition to the locks, the box must be kept sealed with seals that have unique serial numbers. The early voting clerk keeps the key to one of the locks, and the constable (or if there is no constable in the area, then the sheriff) keeps the key to the second lock.
Response from Lovejoy administration:
Lovejoy ISD, for the Feb 1st, 2003, Consolidation election had only one lock and a seal on the early voting ballot box and were informed by the Secretary of State's Office that a second lock must be placed on the box. No additional lock was placed on the ballot box as required.
From Dallas Morning News article: 01/31/2003 By MIKE JACKSON
/ The Dallas Morning News
Some proponents of the merger have complained that an
election judge, who will work during the election at a voting precinct,
has circulated postcards opposing consolidation.
For more information on elections laws please visit the
Secretary of State's office.