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Roy Lipscomb,
Emeritus Director for Technology,
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project


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       Friday, November 2, 2012
Maps as an Aid to Election Forensics Hidden patterns of fraud and malfunctions rise to the surface when election data is plotted on maps.
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       Thursday, September 13, 2012
MapElection: A "video game" that lets you "play with matches" A new arrow in the quiver of election integrity

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       Monday, October 31, 2011
Job Creation? Businesses Prefer Root Canal If job creation is the cure for the recession, why do businesses shun it?

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       Monday, November 1, 2010
Pollwatcher Tools: A Carrot, a Stick, and a Checklist A two-page guide to pollwatcher's etiquette, plus a one-page checklist of things to be alert to.

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       Friday, October 29, 2010
To Chicago Voters: "Don't Get Scammed. Get Counted!" An alert to Chicago voters about disenfranchisement scams, plus some tips on how to deal with challenges to their eligibility to vote.

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       Thursday, October 7, 2010
Low-Tech Voting Gets "Thumbs Up" With elections approaching,the IL Ballot Integrity Project(IBIP)has this advice for voters: 1) Vote in person,not by mail. 2) Vote on election day, not earlier. 3) Vote on a paper ballot,not on a touch-screen voting machine. "These three steps will help protect your ballot from loss, damage, and alteration.The longer the delay between the casting of a ballot and the counting of it,the greater the chance of mishaps."

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       Thursday, October 7, 2010
"Collect" the Dots: Uncovering and Publicizing Local Election Glitches "Collect" the Dots: Free Software to Capture and Publicize Local Election Glitches

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       Monday, February 1, 2010
Grass-roots reporting of election problems in Illinois Illinois voters are invited to blog election-related incidents.

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       Friday, October 30, 2009
In time for Halloween, spectre of Internet voting re-emerges Dismissed by the Department of Defense, pilot programs for Internet Voting seem poised for resurrection by Congress.

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       Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Pollwatching at Chicago's Central Vote-Tabulating Room On March 3, 2009, I pollwatched Chicago's central vote-tabulating room. According to my guide, I was the first person to ever do so.

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       Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting snafus? Here, use our bullhorn. Illinois citizens can publicize their own unfiltered reports of voting problems they've experienced.

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       Monday, November 3, 2008
"Map flipping" on webpage evokes "vote flipping" at polls A recent webpage problem is reminiscent of the "vote flipping" that has been reported from some polling places.

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       Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Don't Vote Early, Don't Vote Absentee, Don't Vote by Touch Screen Minimize the chance of your vote going AWOL in November.

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       Monday, August 25, 2008
Hand-Counted Paper Ballots--on Steroids Humboldt County, California, will henceforth publish exact images of the ballot cast in each of its elections. The images will be made available on the Internet, so that anyone can verify the vote counting and/or analyze voting patterns.

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       Thursday, August 21, 2008
Internet voting fatally flawed The Chicago Tribune recently suggested that overseas troops should be allowed to vote via the Internet. But that ideas was deep-sixed by the Pentagon in 2004, after the concept was found to be riddled with terrifying vulnerabilities.

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       Monday, January 28, 2008
Don't Vote Early, Don't Vote Absentee, Don't "Touch Screen" Strategies to lower the risk of your ballot going AWOL during the primary.

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       Sunday, January 27, 2008
[Updated] Citizens Pull Back the Curtain on Election Mishaps A citizens group has created an online "clearinghouse" for voters to submit their first-hand reports of problems at the polls.

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       Friday, January 11, 2008
The High-Tech Tide is Turning Towards Voter Empowerment High technology in the hands of government has been making elections less secure, less reliable, and less transparent. The high technology that is now coming into the hand of the average citizen will change that.

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       Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Glenview (IL) Town Hall Meeting: How to "Fix" Our Elections Friday 1/4/08 Without fair elections,our reps have no incentive to address the pressing needs of the average citizen,other than sheer survival--and sometimes not even that. Without elections that are fair,we have not only "taxation without representation,"but"government without accountability."Elections have always been problematic,not only in third-world nations,but also here.But now that electronic voting machines have taken over...

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       Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Illinois Residents: Did you encounter problems in the polling place today? Let us know.Please post your report on our website,the "Illinois Election-Problems Clearinghouse," http://ballot-integrity.org/blog It will become a valuable contribution to the public record. When you post your report,it will immediately be published on the Internet,for access by all members of the public.No other service like this exists for metro Chicago.If you want to ensure that your personal report gets published...

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