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OM 18-17 Block v. Rhode Island Board of Elections No Violation

The complainant alleged that the Board of Elections filed its official/approved minutes on the Secretary of State's website in an untimely manner for fourteen meetings. Several of these meetings were cancelled or did not constitute meetings. In addition, for nine of these meetings, the complainant filed his complaint with this Office after the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit had already expired. See R.I Gen. Laws 42-46-8. For the one remaining meeting an April 2017 meeting we determined that the complainant was not aggrieved since the complainant indicated that the "critical window" of his interest was in the "summer of 2016" and "before the 2016 general election." The April 2017 minutes were outside the window described by the complainant, and therefore, he failed to demonstrate he was aggrieved. See Graziano v. Rhode Island State Lottery Commission, 810 A.2d 215 (R.I. 2002).

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