Published: 3:53 PM

11/09/2018

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–Multiple sources tell RISE NEWS that a box labeled “Provisional Ballot Box” is still sitting at Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood.

-The box was opened and moved by school staff after Election Day because it was located in a room used by students at the school.

-The school’s principal told RISE NEWS that they opened the box labeled “Provisional Ballot Box” and other boxes while they were being moved.

This photo was taken by a teacher at Stirling Elementary School. It shows some of the materials still left behind by the Supervisor of Elections Office.

-The principal, Jacqueline Arnaez said that there were “unused” papers in the box and some extension cords. She did not think there were any ballots in the box.

-It was not locked and was very light according to Arnaez.

-The school’s media room was used as the voting place for voters in Broward County’s V053 precinct. 

-Large pieces of voting equipment were also left at the school. 

Some of the equipment left behind at Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood.

Arnaez said that it was common practice for the Broward County Supervisor Of Elections Office to leave behind equipment and other elections related materials for days after Election Day.

-She could not recall whether a box labeled “Provisional Ballot Box” was ever left at the school after past elections. 

–A spokesperson for the Broward elections office could not be reached by publication of this story. 

–A similar gray box was found yesterday at Sunshine Elementary School in Miramar. That box was locked, however.

-Dozel Spencer, Broward’s director of voting equipment center operations told the Sun-Sentinel that were no ballots found in the locked box. 

These print outs are still taped to the wall of the Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood.

 -A parent of a student at the school told RISE NEWS that she felt the situation was “outrageous”.

“It just seems very irregular that these boxes were left around like this,” Maria-Victoria Ramirez, the mother of a student at the school who took some pictures of the box said. “I think we need to get to the bottom of why all these boxes are lying around.” 

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