Networking for Democracy
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> From: Arlene Ash <[log in to unmask]>
> To: Ivan Handler \(E-mail\) <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 8/4/2004 9:20:14 AM
> Subject: FW: [Evote-discussion] Technical poll watchers sought
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Bill
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 5:03 PM
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> Subject: [Evote-discussion] Technical poll watchers sought
> Hi Folks,
> I got the following email today and thought it might be of interest to
> some of the technical people on this list.
> Bill McAvinney
> Copy of email
> The non-partisan Verified Voting Foundation is working with other
> voter protection groups to make sure every vote is counted,
> focusing its efforts on the new electronic voting terminals we're
> all concerned about.
> Their program is called TechWatch, and it will help reduce the risk
> that votes will be lost or miscounted by these machines and other
> Please volunteer for TechWatch at:
> Geeks who sign up with TechWatch will be able to help out both
> beforehand and on Election Day. You'll find out what kind of
> machines are being used, how they are tested, and how to tell if
> they are being used properly. The responsibilities include:
> * Observing and documenting the Logic & Accuracy testing of
> voting technology by election officials before Election Day;
> * Monitoring the polls on Election Day (assigned to a single
> polling place or central election office);
> * Reporting incidents on Election Day (dispatched to particular
> polling places when trouble is indicated).
> With your technical expertise, you can help document election
> problems for follow-on litigation and policymaking in a way
> that most poll watchers cannot.
> More than 500 technologists have already volunteered, but it will
> take thousands of TechWatch Geeks to cover priority states and key
> counties, starting with the Florida primary on August 31 and
> continuing through to the November 2 general election.
> Also, if you like to code, Verified Voting Foundation has "an
> urgent need for php programmers who want to assist with development
> of an open-source Election Incident Reporting system from now until
> September." You can also sign up to help with this project at
> their web page.
> Please sign up today, at:
> Thank you.
> - Peter Schurman
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