Removal of DRE Voting Equipment from Use in Chatham County, NC

Removal of DRE Voting Equipment from Use in Chatham County, NC Whereas, we are all weary of the mistrust and bad feelings that exist in the county since the Chatham County Board of Elections approved the use of the DRE voting machine; Whereas, the mistrust will continue as long as the citizens of Chatham County feel their vote is in danger of being lost, not counted, or improperly counted; Whereas, the mistrust has affected the perception of every subsequent action, however innocent, taken by the Board; Whereas, the mistrust has led to some citizens filing suit against the county; Whereas the mistrust has led to questioning of the Board of Election

Sponsor

Chatham Citizens for Election Integrity (Including, but not limited to, Bonnie Bechard, Ken Boggs, John Bonitz, Karl Kachergis, Sally Kost, Gretchen Lothrop, Jerry Markatos, Nick Meyer, and Jack Parry.)

Links

The Case for Opposing Electronic Voting in Chatham County: http://www.ncvoter.net/chatham.html Several studies showing costs of DREs exceeding cots of optical scanner systems: http://www.ncvoter.net/affordable.html Computer experts who oppose DREs, and their reasons: http://www.ncvoter.net/experts.html Government Accountability Office (GAO) report condemning computerized voting (PDF download, 1.3 meg) http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20051021122225-53143.pdf

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