STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Monday, May 19, 2008
PRESENT: Albert Porter, Chairman
Bryan Schneider, Vice Chairman
Patrick Brady, Member
John Keith, Member
William McGuffage, Member
Wanda Rednour, Member
Jesse Smart, Member
Robert Walters, Member
ALSO PRESENT: Dan White, Executive Director
Steve Sandvoss, General Counsel
Rebecca Glazier, Assistant to Executive Director
The regular monthly meeting of the State Board of Elections was called to order at 10:40 a.m. with eight members present. Member McGuffage was present in the Chicago office and connected via videoconference.
Chairman Porter presented the minutes of the April regular monthly Board meeting. Director White discussed the revisions which were distributed to the members. Member Smart moved to approve the minutes as amended. Member Rednour seconded the motion which passed by roll call vote of 8-0.
The Executive Director announced that Dennis Hopper will be retiring after 16 years of employment at the State Board of Elections. Director White thanked him for his service and wished him many years of enjoyment in retirement. Chairman Porter presented Mr. Hopper with a framed resolution on behalf of the State Board of Elections and thanked him for his hard work over these years.
The Executive Director introduced Arvin Talwar and Scott Hilkert from Catalyst Consulting. Mr. Hilkert presented an update on the statewide voter registration system and reviewed the progress to date. The original completion date of June 30, 2008 has been moved due to procurement and EMS delays so some jurisdictions won’t be finished until late summer. The project is coming in under budget and it was noted that once HAVA funds are depleted General Revenue funds will need to be