Fwd: APRIL is VOTING DEMOCRACY MONTH - PART II

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Sun Apr 11 2004 - 12:26:12 CDT

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Subject: Fwd: APRIL is VOTING DEMOCRACY MONTH - PART II
Date: Sunday 04 April 2004 12:37
From: maureen smith <mmsmith_at_cruzio_dot_com>
To: edward.cherlin@etssg.com

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>> APRIL IS VOTING DEMOCRACY MONTH
>>
>>
>> Or at least, It Should Be. This is the month that we need
>> to see the light at the end of the November Election tunnel.
>> Registrars of Voters need ample time to prepare for any
>> election. We must insure that they receive that time to
>> prepare for the November election by convincing Secretary of
>> State Kevin Shelley to decertify all electronic voting
>> systems which do not have a voter verified paper
>> trail/ballot.
>>
>> April 1st The Open Voting Consortium will demonstrate a
>> prototype PC-based open-source voting system with a voter
>> verified paper ballot between 10 a.m. and noon at the Santa
>> Clara County government building, 70 W Hedding St Room 157,
>> in San Jose. The prototype was developed without
>> funding by an international team of volunteers and is
>> designed to employ used stock PCs rented for a month at a
>> time. The OVC plans to collaborate in the development of
>> production-grade open-source software for running elections
>> and the gathering and synthesis of best practices for
>> business processes and poll and tabulation procedures. This
>> demonstration is open to the public, but space is limited.
>>
>> April 4th Verified Voting Election Reform non-partisan
>> meeting from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Library,
>> 224 Church St. This is a vitally important grassroots effort
>> to establish transparent, reliable, and publicly verifiable
>> elections by the November Presidential election. But
>> the grassroots efforts will succeed only through the
>> participation of increasing numbers of volunteers like you who
>> are willing to write letters, send e-mails, make telephone
>> calls, visit legislators, and communicate the message to all
>> our fellow citizens.
>>
>> April 8th Voting Systems and Procedures Panel meeting
>> in Sacramento at the Office of the Secretary of State, 1500
>> 11th Street First Floor Auditorium at 1p.m. This meeting
>> will discuss Election Systems & Software (ES&S) Ranked Choice
>> Voting for San Francisco and Other Business. If
>> you want to carpool, let us know by April 4th.
>>
>> April 19th Deadline to respond to Secretary of State
>> Kevin Shelley regarding the Draft Standards for Use of
>> Accessible Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail Systems in Direct
>> Recording Electronic (DRE) Voting Machines. This document
>> and contact information can be found at www.ss.ca.gov or
>> email AVVPAT@ss.ca.gov.
>
> APRIL 21ST Voting Systems and Procedures Panel meeting in
> Sacramento at the Office of the Secretary of State, 1500 11th
> Street First Floor Auditorium at 10 a.m. This is the most
> important meeting for us to send comments by 5 p.m. on April
> 6th, the earlier, the better. In addition to sending comments
> to mwagaman@ss.ca.gov, please copy us at
> countmyvote@calcentral.com. We will be going up to this
> meeting and will hand deliver your comments as well. The
> agenda for this meeting includes five items: Diebold
> Investigation; Reports on the March 2, 2004 Primary Election;
> Voting Systems for Use in November 2004 General Election;
> Other Business; and Public Comment. Please let us know if
> you intend to attend this meeting. If we know in time, we may
> be able to arrange car pooling.
>
> APRIL 22ND Second day of the above scheduled meeting, if
> needed.
>
> APRIL 21ST State Senate Hearing on SB 1438 introduced by
> Senators Perata and Johnson. Bill currently prohibits
> purchase if DRE voting systems on or after January 1, 2005
> unless a voter verifiable paper audit trail is included. We
> need to make this an emergency measure to include
> the use of such equipment in the November 2004 election, if
> Shelley does not do so. The bill will be heard in the
> Senate Elections & Reapportionment Committee, exact time is
> not know yet. More on this soon.
>
> April 29th Two great films at the Rio Theatre.
> "Unprecedented" is about the stealing of the 2000 Presidential
> Election in Florida and "The Revolution Will Not Be
> Televised" is about the attempted Coup in Venezuela, not as
> successful as in Haiti.

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