STATEMENT BY LANCE GOUGH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO
SEPTEMBER 22, 2004
My name is Lance Gough. I have served for the past 17 years as Executive Director
for the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, one of the nation’s largest
election jurisdictions with approximately 1.4 million registered voters. As Executive
Director, I am in charge of the day-to-day operation of the Board, and supervise a staff of 135
full-time employees and a large number of extra hire employees.
I’m the past-president of the Association of Election Commission Officials of Illinois
and also the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Elections Officials, and
I serve on the National Postal Task Force, which develops new programs for election
officials to expedite and i...