Wednesday, August 03, 2005

SB 223, Public Confidence in Elections

Please forward this to anyone you know that supports S223 whose name is not in this distribution:

*If you can be at the hearing, please come.

*Also, Please send an email, or make a call if you can.

Committee on Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform will meet as
follows: Wednesday, August 3, 2005 TIME: 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: 1425 LB

SB 223, Public Confidence in Elections--Sen. Kinnaird

**Contact the Election Law Committee members:

Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform Meets Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in 1425
Chairman Rep. Moore
Chairman Rep. Ross
Vice Chairman Rep. Kiser
Vice Chairman Rep. Luebke
Vice Chairman Rep. Michaux
Members Rep. Blust,
Rep. Church, Rep. Harrison, Rep. Holliman, Rep. Holmes, Rep. Lewis, Rep. Nye, Rep. Starnes
****Their contact info here:

Group's email addies:,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sample message/talking points:

Dear Representative _________________ We urge you to vote yes and pass S223, the Public Confidence in Elections Act immediately.This legislation
will require:

A voter verified paper ballot that will be used in any recounts or

Review of source code of computerized voting machines for flaws or
malfeasance. Random mandatory hand-to-eye audit of the paper ballot.
Code of Ethics for election officials.

Funding is available, with about $53 Million in Federal money from the Help America Vote Act. This is more than enough to purchase new optical scanners for every precinct in the state, plus ballot marking devices to assist the disabled. The new ballot marking device offers the most
features for disabled access while allowing the use of the more
affordable and accurate optical scan system. Cash strapped counties and the voters both come out winners when this bill is enacted.

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