November 25, 2007 at 07:34:17

New Yorkers:
Don’t buy new machines and dump the old ones!

by Sheila Parks

In USA v. New York State Board of Elections, et al. (US District
Court,Northern District of NY, Civil Action No. 06-CV-0263)
Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney Brian Heffernan argues that even
though no electronic voting systems exist that meet NY’s voting
technology standards, NY must use the faulty technology.

The right to vote, and the principle of “one person, one vote,” are
cornerstones of our democracy. The anti-slavery, women’s suffrage,
and civil rights movements, as well as the expansion of voting to
young people, are all part of the history of voting rights in this
country. Equally fundamental is the assurance that each voter knows
that her or his vote counts and is counted as intended. At this time
in our history, many have lost confidence in our voting system. This
confidence must be restored.

Last year, I observed five hand-counted paper ballots (HCPB)
elections: three in Massachusetts, one in Vermont and one in Maine.
All five hand-countings of the paper ballots were conducted smoothly,
without any hassles and were finished in a timely manner. Although
HCPB do not address the egregious suppression of the vote, coupling
the elimination of this suppression with HCPB is the only way we will
have fair, honest, transparent elections.

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