Essential Revisions to HR 811 - The Most Urgent
Read the long version with amendment recommendations

There are many good provisions in the new election reform bill (HR 811 introduced by Congressman Rush Holt D-NJ), called the “Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007.”

It bans wireless communications, requires disclosed source code and hand audits, and mandates that testing labs be contractually independent from vendors.

However, we believe we have a duty to call attention to the bill’s unacceptable shortcomings and to call for the needed amendments.

 The Five Most Urgently Needed Amendments

 ***1. Ban electronic ballots and the e-voting machines (DREs) that create them.

 2. Do not require not-yet-invented text conversion in every polling place.

 3. Require all recounts to be hand counted paper ballots.

 4. Prohibit all Internet connections to voting systems.

 5. Do NOT make the Election Assistance Commission permanent.

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