By Sean Flaherty
“In response to widespread concern about the reliability of electronic voting systems, legislation was introduced today by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) that would provide funding to jurisdictions for the printing of emergency paper ballots. Growing out of an effort initiated by Brad Friedman of BradBlog and Velvet Revolution, and endorsed by Common Cause, VotersUnite.org and numerous other election integrity and public interest groups, this emergency provision offers incentive for counties to provide paper ballots in the case of machine malfunction and for voters that prefer to vote on paper ballots.”
Rep. Rush Holt is introducing a companion bill in the House. The Senate version of the bil is S.3943, the House version is HR 6187.
See also a New York Times article on the emergency bill.
Congress adjourns Friday, so call today!
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