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Don't Vote Early, Don't Vote Absentee, Don't "Touch Screen"

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For further information, contact
Roy Lipscomb,
Director for Technology,
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project

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in the first paragraph.

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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 )

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.
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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.
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