REGIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS OF VOTING SYSTEMS
The State Board has scheduled 4 regional voting equipment demonstrations at the following locations:
- Fayetteville Technical Community College December 12th, 2005
- Willis Building Auditorium in Greenville December 13th, 2005
- Marriott in downtown Greensboro December 14th, 2005
- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College December 15th, 2005
All demonstrations will begin at 2:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.
Questions to ask voting machine vendors and county officials here
As part of the RFP process, the State Board of Elections has designated district locations for demonstrations of certified voting systems to take place in December, 2005. Each County Board of Elections is required to review at least two voting system types.
Senate Bill 223 , Section 4(a)(1) states the following:
SECTION 4. Effective August 1, 2005, G.S. 163-165.9 reads as rewritten:
"§ 163-165.9. Voting systems: powers and duties of county board of elections.
(a) Before approving the adoption and purchase or lease acquisition of any voting system by the board of county commissioners,the county board of elections shall do all of the following:
(1) Obtain a current financial statement from the proposed vendor or lessor of the voting system and send copies of the statement to the county attorney and the chief county financial officer.Recommend to the board of county commissioners which type of voting system should be acquired by the county.
(2) Witness a demonstration, in that county or at a site designated by the State Board of Elections, of the type of voting system to be recommended by the proposed vendor or lessor and also witness a demonstration of at least one other type of voting system approved certified by the State Board of Elections.
Please join the NC Coalition for Verified Voting
Voting Integrity Day
An effort to pass bills S223 and H238
Wednesday May 4th, 2005
9:00am - 3:00pm
To address the voting problems encountered in so many counties in North Carolina, bi-partisan legislation has been introduced to require a Voter-Verified Paper Ballot. NC Coalition for Verified Voting along with several other organizations feels this legislation is paramount to the integrity and accuracy of our voting system and must be passed as written before the state begins spending allocated HAVA money on new machines. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fulfilling day at the Legislature as we lobby for voting integrity!
Starting at 9:00, we will be meeting at the Museum of History, located directly across Jones St. from the Legislature, where we will provide you with discussion materials, a map of the Legislature, and training on how to talk to Legislators and what to do if they are unavailable. If you cannot arrive before 10:00, we will have a station in front of Senator Ellie Kinnairds office, room 2115 in the Legislative Building.
- 9:00 Gather in Demonstration Gallery at the Museum of History, 1st floor
- 9:30 Hear from the bills House and Senate sponsors
- 9:45 Quick info session on NCs voting problems, bills S223 and H238, and how to lobby
- 10:00 Distribute Fact packs and then Lobby in teams of two!
PLEASE RSVP: Contact Joyce McCloy at email@example.com or (336) 794-1240, or PJ Puryear at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 431-0798.
Canvassing Opportunities - Take it to the Public
Canvassing planned for Guilford County, Mecklenburg County, possibly Pasquotank and Davidson Counties. If you want to participate in one of these canvasses, or if you wish to set up one in your county: email Joseph Waymack
Call to action-Greensboro in Guilford County on Saturday, April 9th
When: Saturday, April 9th
Time: 1:30 to 4:00 PM (participants may leave early if other obligations)
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro parking lot
Description of the event:
In the afternoon of Saturday April 9th we will be going out in a few neighborhoods
to distribute information and talk with people about supporting HB238 "Public Confidence in Elections". This measure is necessary
to ensure that all of our peaceful political action is worthwhile, by ensuring our votes count and count properly. The strength of our
Democratic Republic relies on our willingness to get out and fight to preserve and advance it.
We will gather between 1:30-1:45 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro's parking lot located at the corner of Hilltop
Road and Guilford College Road (you have to turn down Hilltop Road to get into the parking lot). We will have instruction from 1:45-
2:00 explaining what we will do, where we are going, and how to successfully pull this off. We will go until about 4pm (however if
someone needs to leave before then, let me know and we will accommodate it).
How this works:
We will be passing out brochures that explain the issue to people and having all the necessary information for them to contact their
representative and get involved. We always go in pairs (or in groups of three if need be) for both comfort and safety. If you
have never done this before, or are nervous about doing this, I will make sure you are paired with someone who has done it before and can lead the way for you. It is a great learning experience that way, where you don't have to fear about not being able to do it. Since the issue is non-partisan, generally, you will be welcomed by Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and others, alike.
We will be targeting Representative John Blust's district in Greensboro. If you happen to live in this district and have a
suggestion about good neighborhoods to go to (including possibly your own), please let me know.
If you have any comments, questions, and/or suggestions, on this or any other issue, feel free to contact Joseph Waymack, For All NC ( www.ForAllNC.org ) steering committee member, josephwaymack @ yahoo.com
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Black Box Voting Public Forum in Greensboro
Date: Monday, March 28, 2005
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro
Street: 5603 Hilltop Road (Corner of Hilltop and Guilford College Roads)
City and State: Greensboro, North Carolina
The panel will provide a presentation illustrating actual and potential failures of voting technology in North Carolina, followed by questions and answers. Panelists will also discuss the Public Confidence in Elections Bill, which is now before the North Carolina General Assembly. The bill would mandate voter verified paper ballots for each vote, as well as other safeguards to insure every vote is accurately recorded and counted. Successful methods for lobbying our legislators will be shared.
Sponsoring the forum are the North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro. For more information, call (336) 685-4443.
The panel consists of:
David Allen of High Point, a ssystems engineer who served on the North Carolina Legislative appointed Joint Select Committee on Electronic Voting, also published the free e book - "Black Box Voting - Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century.
- Justin Moore of Durham, a computer scientist and adviser to the North Carolina Joint Select Committee on Electronic Voting, member of the National Committee for Voting Integrity,Moore recently helped edit and contribute to the written testimony submitted to the U.S. Election Assistance Committee.
Joseph Waymack, activist in Virginia and North Carolina for the last 8 years, ran numerous local political campaigns. He now serves on the Steering Committee of "For All NC" and has been very active in the effort to pass meaningful election reform in North Carolina. He will discuss the current lobbying strategy and provide attendees with various opportunities to become part of the solution.
BlackBox Voting Public Forum in Pittsboro
||Thursday March 10, 2005|
||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
Central Carolina Community College, Bldg 2, Multipurpose Room
764 West Street (Hwy 64W)
Pittsboro, North Carolina
BlackBox Voting Public Forum - Find out how vulnerable our elections are, listen to North Carolina computer scientists about how easy it is to hack the vote, how your vote is less secure than a quarter in a one armed bandit. See why it is important to pass Senate Bill 223 and House Bill 238.
Chuck Herrin, IT Certification Specialist,White Hat Hacker www.chuckherrin.com
David Allen, Sys Engineer and Publisher www.blackboxvoting.com
Justin Moore, Member, National Committee for Voting Integrity http://www.votingintegrity.org/
Chuck Herrin is a paid "White Hat Hacker" who is paid to test the systems security of Fortune 500 companies. Chuck demonstrates how easy it is to change votes in the main vote tabulator in many counties, if not all. In one system, it is possible to change the votes without leaving any evidence that it has been done. Chuck is so familiar with the vulnerabilities of computers, that he prefers that we keep them out of our election process completely.
David Allen is a certified systems engineer and owns a publishing business. David published the book "Black Box Voting and Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century. David recently served on the NC Legislature appointed Joint Select Committee on Electronic Voting.
Justin Moore is a 5th year doctoral student at Duke University's Computer Science Department. Moore has presented testimony to the federal election assistance commission, and more recently testified to the NC Committee on Electronic Voting. Moore also showed the myths and facts of computer hacking, the various weaknesses in North Carolina's various voting systems, and what caused many of the computer meltdowns.
This is a fascinating subject, you won't believe how vulnerable our voting systems really are.
Some additional info: The address of the CCCC Pittsboro campus is 764 West Street..that's actually Hwy 64W on the right on the way out of Pittsboro towards Siler City, or if you are coming from points west, on the left before you get into Pittsboro. The campus is only two large buildings; the forum is in building 2.