IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
R. LEIGH GILLETTE,
BETTY E. WEIMER, in her individual and
official capacity as General Registrar, Prince
William County, Virginia; PRINCE
WILLIAM COUNTY ELECTORAL
BOARD; HELEN K. CRAM, GUY
ANTHONY GUIFFRÉ, and KEITH A.
SCARBOROUGH, in their individual
capacities and official capacities as members
of the Prince William County Electoral
Board; and JANE DOE NO. 1 and JANE
DOE NO. 2,
Civil No. __________________
Prince William County election officials refused to allow plaintiff R. Leigh
Gillette to vote in state and local elections on November 6, 2007, in violation of the United
States Constitution, Voting Rights Act, and Virginia law, because he was unable to present an
This action arises under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United
States Constitution, and Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973c, and 42 U.S.C. §
1971(a)(2)(B). This Court has jurisdiction over plaintiff’s federal claims pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
§ 1331, and supplemental jurisdiction over plaintiff’s state claim for violation of Virginia Code §
24.2-643 (B) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1367(a). Suit is authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Plaintiff R. Leigh Gillette (“Gillette”) is a resident and citizen of Prince William
County Virginia, where he is an eligible and registered voter.
Defendant Betty E. Weimer (“Weimer”) is the general registrar for Prince
William County, Virginia. As such, she is responsible for supervising poll workers on election
day. She is sued in her individual and official capacities.
Defendant Prince William County Electoral Board (“Electoral Board”) is a three-
member body appointed by the local judiciary. The responsibilities of the Electoral Board