I am forwarding this on, as it is an issue I am very concerned about.
If you don't like signing petitions, you can go to the website just to
read more about the new House Bill, and then call or write your Rep.
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</color>Important! Fair Elections Petition
I don't usually spam folks anymore about political things, but this one
seems simple and so effects our rights for have our vote counted as it
intended, the root of a democratic society. It's very easy to sign the
petition - the link goes straight to the site. If you see fit, please
this one on.
This petition is for a national law giving us voter verified paper
by 2006. Many of our current voting machines are DRE's (Direct
Electronic systems) which do not produce a record of individual votes
all. Other systems have optical scan ballots, but only the vote total
produced by the ballot scanning software is ever counted. The GAO
to warn that we are too reliant on voting software and that errors can
become certified election results.
HB550 would require that ballots be the vote of record upon which we
our election results. The petition's website is:
Please let your voice be heard in Washington by signing this petition,
forwarding the link. People of all political affiliations are
this bill. After all, nothing is more reflexive to the American
counting everyone's vote.
Thank you for helping to make verifiable elections a reality!
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of
strength that will endure
as long as life lasts." --Rachel Carson