Monday, October 19, 2009

Board of Elections Takes an Interest in Olive Day

In order to look at the filings of the Town in question and see what is reported, I would need to know which Town in Ulster County are you asking about?

If you prefer, you may wish to file a complaint with our Enforcement Unit.

Please let me know how we may assist you?

Patricia M. Lloyd

>>> "Mitchell Langbert" 10/15/2009 3:16 PM >>>
Dear Board of Elections;

I have a question. I am aware of a Town that provides in-kind benefits in the form of trash removal and police serving as labor for a Democratic Party fundraiser in the town. The Democratic Party holds an annual fundraising event and the Town pays police to entertain children. When other groups (such as the Republican Party) hold equivalent fundraisers (that are much smaller as the Democratic fundraiser is the largest event) they are charged for park cleanup and there are no services provided, but when the Democrats hold their fundraiser they are not charged, services are donated by the Town and the amounts are much larger into the thousands of dollars (whereas the other groups are small).

Is it legal for the Town to subsidize the Democrats and not the Republicans or anyone else?


Mitchell Langbert
PO Box 130
West Shokan, NY

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