Monday, October 19, 2009

The Loss of Lever Voting

The ARISE Voting Equipment Task Force will meet 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday 10/20) at Albany Public Library main branch at 161 Washington Avenue in the Large Auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.

The group is concerned about the plan to replace New York's lever voting booths after next month's general election. Lever voting has been a trusted process of voting for decades in NYS. After Nov. 3rd, voters in our state will be forced to rely on programmable scanners to provide a trusted tally of our votes. In fact, these infamous optical scanners have now arrived and are already being tested across NYS in a controversial Pilot Program.

Though these scanners have not even been certified to our state standards, they are already being "tested" in this year's elections across our state without the verification from hand counting that was originally offered.

The group is promising "exclusive video of the new voting process with actual footage of the scanner shutdown process after polls closed on Primary Day last month." More information can be found here.

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