Iowa paper trail advocates are planning to meet state legislators Wednesday to make the case against paperless voting. They will be led by voting machine expert Doug Jones of Iowa City.
Jones is a professor of computer science and former member of the Iowa board of voting machine examiners. He has consulted with election officials in Arizona, Florida, Panama, and Asia, and testified before Congress.
The meeting will be in room 102 at noon. Please ask your legislator to attend. Please attend yourself! Please come early (10:00 a.m.?) and spend the morning telling legislators about the meeting while simultaneously making your own case for trustworthy voting procedures such as paper ballots and random audits of ballot counting machines.
The Iowa House is currently blocking a bill that would require paper trails from all Iowa voting machines.
This event is an outgrowth of a column in the Des Moines Register by Carole Simmons which appeared last Saturday.
If there is enough participation and energy left over late in the day, perhaps it can be directed to the Des Moines offices of our Senators and Congressman Boswell. There is a roll for federal legislation, too, and none of the three have so far done their share to advance it.