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> [Original Message]
> 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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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Bill
> McAvinney
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 5:03 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 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
> technology.
>
> Please volunteer for TechWatch at:
>
>    http://www.verifiedvoting.org/techwatch/
>
> 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:
>
>    http://www.verifiedvoting.org/techwatch/
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> - Peter Schurman
>
>
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