Election Reform Downloads

Brennan Center Task Force Says Software Attacks Pose Real Danger To All Electronic Voting Machines

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on July 11, 2006 - 11:00pm. :: |

So Who's Wearing the Tin Foil Hat NOW?

Harris County election judges have possession of Hart InterCivic eSlate System Judge's Booth Controllers (JBCs) for up to 72 hours before elections.

Participating In Or Chairing Your Democratic Precinct Convention

Submitted by Bill Crosier on January 17, 2006 - 5:48pm. :: | | |

Participating In Or Chairing Your Democratic Precinct Convention Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Prepared by: Stan Merriman Updated by: Bill Crosier and Sarah Gonzales

WHY? Because this is your opportunity to impact the affairs / direction of the Democratic Party of Texas.  It is the most basic grassroots expression of participatory democracy, right in your neighborhood. This is where Parties get built and changed. The main business is to elect and become a delegate to your Senate District or County Convention (NOTE: counties where the entire county is in the same Senate District have County conventions instead of Senate District conventions) to be held on Saturday March 25, 2006 where delegates to the State Convention are elected and resolutions passed on issues of the day.

GAO report on electronic voting machines

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on November 17, 2005 - 5:07pm. :: | |

I know... preaching to the choir... , but if you haven't seen Baxter the CHIMPANZEE filmed in front of a live press audience hacking a Diebold machine, it's worth a look! Quicktime Player required. Baxter was successfully able to delete the audit log, just by pressing buttons / moving the mouse on the keyboard.

If we don't fix this problem, we have truly lost our Democracy. The right to vote AND for our votes to be accurately counted is the cornerstone of any Democracy.

Election Assessment Hearing Call for Submissions

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on November 15, 2005 - 7:13pm. :: |

This hearing is the initiation of a broad survey to review data and hear testimony representing issues with the 2004 Presidential election processes, along with potential causes and recommended improvements.

Election Assessment Hearing Press Release

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on November 15, 2005 - 7:10pm. :: |

WHO: A coalition of election stakeholder organizations composed of technical and professional experts, computer engineers and experts, statisticians, researchers, attorneys and journalists who have been  investigating and analyzing problems with election processes in the November 2004 elections will gather from around the country for a citizen-initiated Election Assessment Hearing to deliver preliminary testimony of their findings to an independent panel.

21 Reasons To Support A Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)

Submitted by Sarah Gonzales on October 27, 2005 - 1:27pm. :: |

The Verifiable Voting Committee of the Harris County Democratic Party has developed a concise list of reasons why we need a voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). Download the talking points regarding the 21 reasons we need VVPAT.

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