RE-ELECT KIMBERLE B. WEEKS
Supervisor of Elections
In April 2012 Florida Supervisors were ranked by the Governor. I achieved the highest ranking along with 12 other Supervisors.
I am the only candidate that is a State of Florida Certified Supervisor of Elections.
I am one of eight supervisors in Florida who have successfully completed levels 1 & 2 of FCEP (Florida Certified Election Professionals) courses, which has enabled me to serve my constituents more efficiently.
Conducted 12 flawless elections since you elected me in 2008.
Have the experience of conducting Special Elections.
The well trained, dedicated poll workers and staff make it possible to be one of the first counties to have accurate election results reported to the state election night.
Poll workers have been paid on election day for their services to save postage expense and best serve those who serve in the elections process.
At the end of each fiscal year I return funds from my operating account to the Board of County Commissioners. To date I have returned nearly $100,000 while still operating the elections office on the lowest operating budget of any comparable Florida county.
Upon taking office in 2009 information regarding the purchase of nearly $30,000 of voting equipment was left on the desk which incumbered the operating budget. I was successful at returning equipment and receiving credit for this purchase.
After you elected me in 2008 the board of county commissioners stated they didn't have the staff to continue to assist the elections office with the delivery of the elections equipment, a task they have historically done. I purchased used equipment carts from another county to make it possible for elections office to assume this task and to save time and money. The carts retailed new for approximately $500, we paid $40 per cart delivered.
Felon documents have been processed to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. Those felons who have voted since they were convicted have been reported to the States Attorney. I have also requested current felon information from our clerk of court in an effort to keep our elections records as current as possible without any delays in removing inlegible registered voters.
Maps that were located in filing cabinets, date-stamped up to three years prior to my taking office, have all been entered into the mapping system of the Elections Office and are now current.
Staff personally visited registered voters who claimed a business address as their voter registration address, requiring they update their voter record to the address where they live.
Address protection records have been updated.
The voter rolls have continually been maintained by removing ineligible voters (i.e.; deceased, felons, moved, etc.)
When I took office in 2009 there were four (4) years of Voter Registration Applications that were in boxes and not scanned in to the computer capturing current registration signatures. These have all been sucessfully scanned updating voters records.
Voter Guides have been printed in house for distribution, to avoid outside printing expenses and over-printing.
The website has been improved and expanded with in-house staff, to save tax dollars and provide invaluable up-to-date infomration to the public.
Upon taking office in 2009, I put a stop to illegal elections being conducted in odd numbered years for Hammock Dunes and Grand Haven. These elections were improperly paid for by the City of palm Coast, and were being illegally canvassed. They should have been paid for by the county and canvassed by the county canvassing board (County Judge, Supervisor of Elections, and Chair of the Board of County Commissioners).
Developed a good working relationship with the City of Palm Coast, City of Bunnell, City of Flagler Beach, and Town of Beverly Beach.
Made all the municipalities aware that municipal candidates could qualify by petition process.
Upon taking office in 2009 the practice of "padding the operating budget" by charging the city of Palm Coast for regular hours worked when conducting their municipal elections was discontinued saving the city of Palm Coast thousands of dollars.
When I took office in 2009, the practice of violating the Palm Coast Charter by opening absentee ballots prior to 7 p.m. election night was discontinued.
I have discontinued election night police escorts to the elections office to save tax dollars while still maintaining two man control over election equipment and supplies. On January 31, 2012, for the Presidential Preference Primary Election the requested deputies were not dispatched to polling locations at the close of the polls, leaving the poll workers the responsibility of returning supplies and equipment without an escort. No other known county has a police escort from the precinct back to the elections office election night, and this discontinued practice will save tax dollars for officers salaries, gas etc.
I worked together with the School Board to install the new server to save on technicial expenses. It was required that the 7 years old existing server with a 80GB hard-drive (which was expanded to 160 GB hard-drive in late 2008 before I took office) be replaced. The elections office now has external back-up of files.
Office equipment (server, high speed scanner, printers, computers, folding machine, booklet maker, etc.) has been updated to allow the office to operate more efficiently. Saving time-saves tax dollars!
I started an annual Voter Guide Cover Contest to area students to allow some of local talent to be recognized, and be involved. The elections office selects the top 10 or so designs and then allows the Flagler County School Board to make a final selection.
I recognized the 2012 primary ballot School Board referendum language was not in compliance with the laws of Florida and brought this to the attention of the School Board Attorney, and School Board Superintendent allowing for an adjustment before it was placed on the ballot, which resulted in an emergency Board of County Commission meeting, and could have spared legal issues at a later date.
Was successful in obtaining a bridge pass for elections saving time and money.
In 2011 we were the first county in Florida to hold an election with approximately 50k registered voters, using six Vote Centers, as was done in the 2011 Palm Coast municipal elections.
When I took office in 2009 there were two Nextel cell phones on site that the office paid approximately $68 each month to have. I immediately cancelled those phones and went with Verizon to have cell phones for each voting precinct, office staff, and rovers on elections day. The cell phones, car and wall chargers were provided for free. Each month we are billed a small communications tax (approximately $15) that is not tax exempt, and then we pay 5.6 cents per minute when the phones are used. The phones are replaced for free every two years. I then donate the old phones to the cell phones for soldiers program. It is imperative that the elections office have communication with each polling location election day...Verizon makes this possible.
Electronic voter check in equipment (EVID's) has been implemented on Election Day at polling locations to expedite voter check-in , and expedite post-election duties.
Poll workers have been provided hands-on training prior to elections. Early voting staff has been created from poll workers who will be working election day to better prepare them for election day.
Early voting hours have been expanded beyond 4:30 p.m. to accomodate voters on their way home from work in the evenings.
Held voter registration/education drives, Young Readers (SSYRA), High School Class Officer Elections, Homecoming Court and Presidential Mock Elections in our public schools. I partnered with Mc. Donalds for the Young Readers election to provide each student who participated a free ice cream certificate.
Participated in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 annual Home Show to register voters, check voters status, update voters records, change voters party affiliation, register volunteers and poll workers and to answer questions. EVID (Electronic Voter Identification System) equipment was on hand to demonstrate its ability to the voters, and to make voter look-up possible off site.
Participated in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Bunnell Beef and Potato Cook-Off and made it possible citizens to register to vote, register to be a poll worker or a volunteer.
Participated in the 2011 City of Palm Coast Christmas Parade.
Sucessfully completed our 10 year redistricting requirements.
Maintained non-partisan and served all citizens with dignity and respect regardless of party affiliation, race, sex or age.
Despite budget restrains, unfunded mandates and obstacles being placed on the Elections Office, we have flawlessly conducted ALL Elections.
It is essential that the integrity of the elections process be maintained. I am the only candidate with proven experience and I look forward to continuing to provide you with quality service! I ask for your continued support by casting your vote for me on November 6, 2012 as you did 4 years ago in 2008. No other candidate has the experience I have. I have been tested and proven...I have been recogonized by the Governor to be one of the top Supervisors in the state of Florida.
RE-ELECT Kimberle B. Weeks November 6, 2012-Flagler County Supervisor of Elections
The Flagler County Elections Office is located in the Government Services Building located in the Flagler County Government Center at
1769 East Moody Blvd., Bldg. @, Ste. 101
Bunnell, FL 32110
Phone: 386-313-4170 Website: www.FlaglerElections.com