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Oppose electronic voting in NYC. Hearings on April 3, 1pm

By Teresa Hommel  Posted by Joan Brunwasser (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
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Support Resolution 131 for paper ballots/optical scanners
Oppose electronic voting in NYC!

WHAT: Hearing on Voting Machines
and NYC Compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act

WHEN: Monday, April 3, 2006, 1:00 PM

WHO: YOU! We need audience to support our speakers!
The City Hall balcony is big -- let's fill it.

WHERE: Council Chambers
City Hall
New York, NY
N or R to City Hall
4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge
J, M, or Z to Chambers Street
2 or 3 to Park Place

WHY: 3/11/06: The US Dept of Justice is pushing
New York State to buy 10,000 machines NOW
to provide accessibility to voters with disability.

We are asking "Accessibility to what? A maybe-vote?
Maybe you voted and maybe you didn't?"

DOJ wants NY to bypass
--state law that requires a voter-verifiable paper trail
--federal and state certification of these machines that
1. are not fully accessible
2. have never been used
3. are not even prototypes yet!

The Committee on Governmental Operations of the NY City Council is giving us this opportunity to support Resolution 131 which urges the adoption of paper ballots and precinct-based optical scanners and accessible ballot-marking machines for voters with disabilities and minority languages. This resolution is against electronic voting!

Do you want to speak as part of our coordinated panel?
Please send an email to Teresa Hommel

Have you sent letters supporting Resolution 131 ?
If not, please go to

Would you like us to send letters for you?
please send your name, address, and phone to (cut-and-paste the email address, it works!)

Resolution 131

Gov Ops Chairman:
Simcha Felder

Gov Ops Members:
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Inez E. Dickens
Erik Martin Dilan
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.
Larry B. Seabrook
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.

Teresa Hommel
Chair, Task Force on Election Integrity,
Community Church of New York
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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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