Chip Bennett

Chip Bennett is a Red Lodge resident with 38 years of experience as a computer industry professional, with ten years at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Field Service Representative where he held US Government Q-level Department of Energy security clearance. Chip's security clearance allowed him access to Top Secret Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, and National Security Information, as well as Secret Restricted Data, and top secret clearance while in the United States Coast Guard. Chip also has nearly 25 years experience as an independent computer consultant maintaining networks, PCs, and servers.

Carbon County Commissioners, Clerk and Election Administrator Intentionally Keep Public Information from the Public

Montana and Federal law states all election records are required to be retained for at least 22 months. Counties like Carbon use computer equipment to tabulate our votes but do not consider video or electronic records from those tabulation computers as “records” that must be lawfully kept. Also, counties can keep records for as long as they like as…