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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011, 1:06 P.M.

MikeK Queries Clerk re: ‘Volunteers’

In a second e-mail to Pat Raffee at the office of County Clerk Cliff Hayes (right), Coeur d'Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy (left) writes: "In a press release that you sent out in June, you indicated that the Clerk’s office was using “volunteers” to review voters and decide what voters’ registration and/or residency should be challenged.  Can you please detail the process, please list the volunteers used, and list what voters have been challenged in the process and the outcomes of those challenges?  I am hearing concerns from my constituents and other elected officials about whether the process being undertaken is open, transparent, and not ideologically motivated, considering that none of the “volunteers” have yet been publicly named and the process for these voter registration challenges is still unclear as an election cycle is upon us."

Question: Should the county clerk reveal the names of volunteers scoring his voter registration lists?

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