Manager of Dayton polling place removed for violation

Thurgood Marshall polling place (WDTN Photo/Maytal Levi)

DAYTON, OH (WDTN) – The polling location manager of a Dayton polling place was removed from the polling location Tuesday for not following official protocol, said Jan Kelley, Director of the Board of Elections.

Stephen Marcum was ordered to disconnect two electronic “books.” The disconnect rebooting process to make the machines go faster — almost like a reset, Kelly said.

Marcum refused to follow that order, Kelly said. The Board of Elections called the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to have Marcum removed from Thurgood Marshall.

2 NEWS was there when Marcum was removed by deputies.

Officials have had issues with Marcum in the past but would not elaborate further. say there should be no impact to voters.

When asked about the security of the votes, or confidence in the vote count, Kelly said the incident would have no direct impact on voters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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