On August 4, election morning, Pelham Precinct Officer Shelia Gallagher discovered a break in at the Pelham polling place.
Arriving at the Pelham Valley Community Center, the Pelham voting location, Gallagher noticed several missing items including blank forms used for various election procedures such as assistance and change of address forms, an outside “Vote Here” sign, and a precinct printer.
She reported the items missing to the Election Office in Altamont at 7 a.m. The Election Commission replaced the items, and voting began at 8 a.m., at the Pelham polling place.
Administrator of elections Donna Basham says an account of the break-in and description of missing items was immediately reported to the proper authorities.