NY hearing on voting machines!

Support Resolution 131 for paper ballots/optical scanners
Oppose electronic voting in NYC!

Support Resolution 228 for public hearings & public testing of voting machines before purchasing

WHAT: Hearing on Voting Machines and NYC Compliance with the federal Help America Vote Act

WHEN: Monday, April 24, 2006, 10:00 AM
This hearing has been scheduled and rescheduled, but we believe that this time it will happen!!!

WHO: We need YOU to support our speakers!

WHERE: Council Chambers
City Hall
New York, NY

N or R to City Hall
4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge
J, M, or Z to Chambers Street
2 or 3 to Park Place

WHY: The Committee on Governmental Operations of the NY City Council is giving us this opportunity to support our two resolutions:

Resolution 131 urges the adoption of paper ballots and precinct-based optical scanners and accessible ballot-marking machines for voters with disabilities and minority languages. This resolution is against electronic voting!

Resolution 228 urges that the NYC Board of Elections hold public hearings before selecting our new voting machines, and urges public testing to show us that the machines work before selecting them! Sounds simple, but the NYC Board of Elections is not planning to do this at this time.

Do you want to speak as part of our coordinated panel?
Please send an email to Teresa Hommel admin[at]wherethepaper.org

Have you made phone calls or sent letters supporting Resolution 131 and Resolution 228?
If not, please go to http://www.wheresthepaper.org/ny.html#whattodoNYC

Would you like us to send letters for you?
please send your name, address, and phone to admin[at]wheresthepaper.org

Gov Ops Chairman:
Simcha Felder

Gov Ops Members:
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Inez E. Dickens
Erik Martin Dilan
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.
Larry B. Seabrook
Peter F. Vallone, Jr. — sponsor of Reso 131

Teresa Hommel
Chair, Task Force on Election Integrity,
Community Church of New York

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