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Press Releases: Controller’s Office Publishes Correspondence Regarding New Voting Machines

The Office of the City Controller released correspondence regarding the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for new voting technology, including letters from City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and responses received by the Controller’s Office from public officials, and Controller Rhynhart’s prepared public comments for the City Commissioners’ Sunshine Meetings.

  • February 8, 2019 – Controller Rhynhart sends a letter to Chairwoman Lisa Deeley, Commissioners Al Schmidt and Anthony Clark, and Procurement Commissioner Monique Nesmith-Joyner outlining her concerns with the RFP process for the selection of new voting technology for Philadelphia.
  • February 19, 2019 – Chairwoman Deeley responds to Controller Rhynhart’s letter.
  • February 20, 2019 – Controller Rhynhart gives public comment at the City Commissioners’ Sunshine Meeting, reiterating her concerns with the RFP process.
  • February 20, 2019 – City Commissioners select vendor for new voting technology.
  • February 28, 2019 – Commissioner Nesmith-Joyner responds to Controller Rhynhart’s February 8th letter.
  • April 2, 2019 – Controller Rhynhart sends a letter to the Honorable Giovanni Campbell, Honorable Vincent Furlong and City Commissioner Anthony Clark, urging them to vacate the Commissioners’ February 20th decision and to issue a new RFP.
  • April 10, 2019 – Controller Rhynhart provides public comment at the City Commissioners’ Sunshine meeting, repeating her call for the Commissioners to vacate the previous decision and reopen the selection process.
  • April 17, 2019 – Judge Campbell responds to Controller Rhynhart’s April 2nd letter.

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