Contact: Ellen Theisen
Electronic Ballot Decision Rightfully Belongs to the People, Not Only Congress
Election reform bills introduced into Congress would continue to allow the use of electronic ballots but would require a voter-verified paper record for every ballot. Election integrity leaders are calling for citizen hearings before Congress votes on any of these bills.
"The decision about electronic ballots is unique among those that face us today," said Mary Ann Gould, co-author of the letter and host of a weekly radio program Voice of the Voters. "Since ballots are the voice of the people, the people must be consulted about this fundamental issue."
The open letter to Congress states:
"This is not Congressional business as usual," says Ellen Theisen, co-author of the letter and founder of VotersUnite.Org. "Deciding this core question about the reliability of electronic ballots may very well change the course of our democracy; and so our elected Congress must deliberate this issue in full cooperation with citizens."
The letter is here.