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- NYSAC Policy Brief on HAVA funding [~3.7mb] prepared for county legislators. The last two pages of this report chart voter registration and HAVA funding for lever machine replacement county by county.
- Our friend Teresa Hommel is the author of the
excellent demonstration tool, The
Fraudulent Voting Machine. She also has put together
the most extensive
set of electronic voting links on the web.
Voting offers up-to-date news and what you
can do to work for verifiable elections. The many
resources include a newsfeed,
an excellent FAQ,
and an email
newsletter to stay informed. While you're there,
check out and endorse the Resolution
on Electronic Voting . Nearly 1000
technologists and security experts across the United
States have endorsed this resolution calling for
a voter-verified audit trail on all election equipment.
Box Voting.com is the web site of Bev Harris,
author of "Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering In
The 21st Century." Black
Box Voting.org is her activist site. Here is
a chapter from her book listing of electronic voting
Rebecca Mercuri is an internationally recognized
expert on electronic voting. Read her analysis,
articles, testimony before Congress, and more.
Two very important articles are Florida
2002: Sluggish Systems, Vanishing Votes. NEW--an
informational brochure called Facts
About Voter Verified Paper Ballots , prepared
in response to misinformation that is currently
being circulated by those who are opposed to independent
Landes of EcoTalk.org has compiled an 11-page
list of electronic voting machine failures.
- ElectionOnline.org is
the single best resource for current information
about each state's HAVA plan, and it's impact on
the 2004 election.
- The Commonweal
Institute has a useful list of links to many
articles in the print and electronic media, as
well as other information about electronic voting.
- Scoop has a
long list of links to articles in the print
and electronic media.
- There are many vendors of DREs. In the US, the
three largest are Diebold, ES&S,
Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003
(H.R. 2239) , introduced into the
United States House of Representatives in May 2003,
is an amendment to HAVA and requires voting computers
to provide open-source software and a voter-verified
paper audit trail. With 30 cosponsors, it still
remains in the Committee on House Administrations.
If it were passed, we would have the reasonable
solution required by federal law.
of an Electronic Voting System , by Tadayoshi
Kohno, Adam Stubblefield, Aviel D. Rubin and Dan
Wallach, was released July 24, 2003. The first
three authors are at Johns Hopkins University;
Wallach is at Rice). The authors have done a security
analysis of Diebold code that was downloaded from
an open FTP site earlier this year. While the paper
is technical, significant portions of it can be
read easily by a non-computer scientist.
to Build a Fraudulent Voting Machine , by
Steve Chessin. This brief, readable paper describes
how to design a fraudulent voting machine that
evades detection by the Independent Testing Authorities
and local logic and accuracy tests.