[OVC-discuss] OVC to provide Voting System for Democratic Party Elections

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Aug 06 2009 - 01:39:00 CDT

Just in case you missed it .... I posted this pretty good news
yesterday:

http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/blog/2009-aug-04/ovc

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug 4, 2009 Contact: Alan Dechert, 916-772-5360
President, Open Voting Consortium
4941 Forest Creek Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746

GRANITE BAY, CA -- The California Democratic Council has asked Open
Voting Consortium to provide the voting system for their September 27th
Executive Board Elections in San Diego. This will be the most important
demonstration OVC has done of their voting system so far. Hundreds of
political movers and shakers will be trying out the system.

California Democratic Council President Henry Vandermeir made the
request, and said that they will be voting for president, secretary,
treasurer, and controller. Endorsements for statewide political offices
and policies will be included in the Sep 27th elections. OVC will
provide a booth for disabled access.

The idea initially came out of a casual conversation between OVC
stalwart Brent Turner and Mr. Vandermeir. Mr. Turner said, "People in
the Democratic Party frequently tell me they would like to try out the
Open Voting Consortium voting system. I am delighted that they will have
a chance to do that."

"This is an important step for OVC," said OVC president, Alan Dechert.
"We are moving closer all the time to having a system that can replace
existing flawed, secretive and proprietary voting systems for public
elections."

Besides this large demonstration in September, OVC has other smaller but
important demonstrations to give to election officials around the state
of California over the next month.

Open Voting Consortium is a nonprofit organization that develops and
promotes free and open source software for the conduct of public
elections.
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