EFF challenges Diebold exemption in North Carolina

Submitted by PAAMember on December 6, 2005 - 4:00pm. ::

This is the law that the state of North Carolina passed that Diebold has requested an exemption from. We MUST get something like this in Texas.


AN ACT to restore public confidence in the election process by requiring that the state board of elections, through the development of a request for proposal, ensure that all voting systems generate either a paper ballot or a paper record by which voters may verify their votes before casting them and which provides a backup means of counting the vote that the voter casts; by providing statutory guidance as to counting; by standardizing purchasing of voting systems in north carolina, including a review of source code for software related to those voting systems and authorization to establish the role of the STate Board of elections and county board of elections related to training and support of voting systems; by requiring postelection testing of voting systems, including a paper sample-count; by expanding the right to a hand-to-eye recount of paper ballots; AND by permitting a pilot program to experiment with nonpaper means of voter verification and ballot backup.

Many many many thanks to the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) for helping with this lawsuit

EFF challenges Diebold exemption in North Carolina