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NY State's HAVA Machines and Election 2008 - on Voice of the Voters, July 2, 8pm ET

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New York State’s HAVA Machines and Election 2008

Are the state’s New Voting Machines Ready For Prime Time?

Bo Lipari, Guest Host
Bill Biamonte, Nassau County Commissioner of Elections
Vicky Perry, Duchess County Board of Elections Machine Coordinator

Voice of the Voters!
Wednesday, July 2 -- 8:00 to 9PM PM ET
Heard on 1360 AM Greater Philadelphia & and on the Internet
www.voiceofthevoters.org OR http://wnjc.duxpond.com/
Call in 856-227-1360 questions/comments
Previous interviews may be found at www.voiceofthevoters.org

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Tonight Bo Lipari, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified
Voting, reports on the situation in New York State as new HAVA
mandated voting systems begin to be tested and delivered. State
election integrity advocates fought to have some of the strictest
certification standards for voting machines in the nation. Now that
the machines are finally being delivered and testing has begun,
initial certification testing has uncovered thousands of defects and
New York counties are reporting receiving machines that don’t
work.John Gideon of VoterUnitewill provide latest news update. .John Gideon of VoterUnitewill provide latest news update.


Bill Biamonte, Nassau County Commissioner of Elections
Nassau County formally informed the Court overseeing New York State’s
HAVA implementation that 85% of machines delivered to them to date
have not been able to pass county acceptance testing. Bill will tell
us about the problems they’ve encountered and what Nassau wants to do
about it.

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Vicky Perry, Duchess County Board of Elections Machine Coordinator
Vicky will tell us about her observations as the new systems begin to
arrive, the implications of the early problems, and the uncertainty
facing the Boards of Elections as they work to deploy Ballot Marking
Devices for the first time this year.

Guest Bios:
Bill Biamonte
Commissioner of Elections, Nassau County

Bill Biamonte is election commissioner for Nassau County, New York
State’s largest county outside of New York City and which has over
900,000 registered voters. As new voting systems have begun to arrive
in Nassau County, Bill has been at the forefront of election
commissioners questioning the quality and reliability of the new
electronic systems.

Vicky Perry
Duchess County Board of Elections Machine Coordinator
Vicky Perry has worked for the last year and half as Duchess County’s
Elections Machine Coordinator. Her roles include planning, testing and
deployment of lever machines, new Ballot Marking Devices this year,
and scanners in 2008.



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