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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For further information, contact
Roy Lipscomb,
Director for Technology,
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
lipscomb@ballot-integrity.org

Download the PDF version of this press release by visiting
http://ballot-integrity.org/blog/ and clicking on "Don't Vote Early"
in the first paragraph.

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DON'T VOTE EARLY, DON'T VOTE ABSENTEE, DON'T "TOUCH SCREEN"
How to protect your votes from going AWOL

Chicago--The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project advises voters to--

1) Vote on paper, not on a touch-screen.

2) Vote in person, not by mail.


3) Vote on election day, not earlier.

4) Report election abuses. (See the list of hotlines in Chicago, for
example, at http://ballot-integrity.org/callin.htm )

Ballots cast in this way are less subject to loss, damage, or alteration
than ballots that spend more time out of public view.

Touch-screen machines are particularly prone to malfunction. And
though they're designed to produce a paper receipt as backup,
this safeguard is largely "window dressing."

* Receipts rarely get used to check the machine count.

* Most voters do not confirm their receipt.

* Many receipts turn out to be defective.

* A machine's data and receipts can be replaced wholesale once the
machine is out of sight.

Protect your votes from going AWOL. Vote in person, and ask for a
paper ballot.
# # #

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is a not-for-profit, non-partisan
civic organization dedicated to the correction of election system
deficiencies and to ensuring fair, accurate, and completely
transparent elections.

 

ballot-integrity.org

Roy Lipscomb, Secretary, Director for Technology, Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
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fact that because of the 2000 election (or selecti... by Athena88 on Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 6:11:03 AM
Athena88,Your civic drive and determination are an... by Roy Lipscomb on Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 7:06:23 AM