The auditor recommended posting Ethics Commission decision on its website and noted the amount of time before the April election that decisions could not be made because Governor Matt Blunt had not appointed members and the Commission did not have a legal quorum:
The statutory deadline was not met for deciding election complaints for 21 out of 28
complaints filed before the April 4, 2006 election because the MEC did not have a quorum of four commissioners. A quorum was not possible as three of the six commissioner’s terms expired on March 15, 2006, and new commissioners were not appointed in time to meet the statutory requirement of 15 days. Although appointments have since been made and approved, they were not done in a timely manner. Due to similar circumstances, 6 out of 15 and 12 out of 13 complaint
decisions were untimely in 2004 and 2002, respectively.