Contact: Ellen Theisen
Port Ludlow, WA, Monday, August 2, 2004. VotersUnite! (www.votersunite.org) has mailed letters to the chief election officers in all 50 states, informing them of crucial, new information that could impact the adminstration of elections.
Included in the letter is information about the ES&S bugs that were reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida (see http://www.votersunite.org/info/auditbug.asp).
John Gideon, Information Manager for VotersUnite! said, "We've discovered that ES&S is failing to notify its customers about the bugs and the work-arounds. The Election Center is not notifying ES&S customers, nor is the EAC, or NASED, or NASS. So we are."
"Until an official structure is in place to distribute crucial election information to those who administer our elections, it seems to be up to concerned citizens to take the initiative," he added.
In addition to the ES&S bugs, the letter sent on July 30 alerts state election officers to these issues:
Local election administrators and members of the media are invited to view the information here: (http://www.votersunite.org/takeaction/new_eo_info.asp)