[E-voting] "Double-Checking Voting Machines," Forum

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Tue Aug 9 19:51:10 IST 2005

*"Double-Checking Voting Machines," Forum, 8/27, 10am, Bellingham, WA*

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Press Release:


Election integrity is basic to democracy. Verifying accurate vote 
counting is key to voter trust in elections. New voting machines are 
being acquired across the country. Whatcom County will use optical scan 
ballots for the first time this fall.

A free public forum, "Double-Checking Voting Machines," will be held 
August 27, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bellingham Public 
Library downstairs meeting room. Panelists with national, state and 
local experience will present various aspects of the issue, followed up 
with audience questions. Additional discussion available at 12:30 p.m. 
Snacks and beverages provided.

*Forum topics: The role of audits to ensure accountability; why voting 
machine audits are necessary; voting machine audit methods and 
procedures; experience in another election jurisdiction; Whatcom County 
perspective and
plans for verifying performance of its new machines; legislative issues.
Shirley Forslof, Whatcom County Auditor
Tom Olsen, Retired Auditor
Bev Harris, Executive Director, Black Box Voting
Tom Stanionis, Technology Director, Yolo County CA Elections
Toby Nixon, State Representative WA

Organized by Whatcom Fair Voting, a nonpartisan group dedicated to 
election integrity.

Cosponsoring organizations:

The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom
Whatcom County Rainbow Coalition
Whatcom County Democrats
Whatcom County Libertarian Party
Whatcom County Republican Party
40th Legislative District Democrats
42nd Legislative District Democrats
Second Congressional District Progressive Caucus
Democracy for America

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