Dear Election Transparency Team,
Only one week to go until the November 7th elections! With that in mind, here are a few crucial announcements:
New observation questionnaires are now available!
addition to the state and local Election Transparency Scorecards,
Pre-Election Testing and Early Voting Questionnaires, you can now
download questionnaires to guide you in observing ballot accounting
(reconciling the number of votes cast versus the number of voters who
signed in) at the time the polls close on Election Day, and in
observing auditing in areas that already have a voter-verified paper
record and that plan to conduct manual audits after Election Day. In
addition, you can also download our new Voting Process Accessibility
Questionnaire, which is available in three different versions -- on the
web, in text format, and in large print. To access the full set of
questionnaires, simply go to https://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org/article.php?id=6390
Not sure where to start? Begin filling out our Election Transparency Scorecards right now!
wait for Election Day in order to take action! You can complete the
Election Transparency Scorecards for your state and county RIGHT NOW,
even before Election Day. Oftentimes, you can do this from your own
home as long as you can make some phone calls to your elections
department. These scorecards will provide crucial background
information for whatever incidents occur on Election Day. For example,
with information from the scorecards, we'll be able to find out whether
locales with LESS transparency and openness in their process have MORE
problems on Election Day. Worried that you won't be able to answer all
the questions on the scorecards? Don't worry -- we'll be happy to
receive any information you can gather. Not a part of an election
observation group? No problem -- these scorecards can be completed by
individuals. Not sure if you can finish the scorecard by Election
Day? That's okay too... we can still use your information even after
the elections are over (but the sooner, the better!).
you plan to complete an Election Transparency Scorecard for your state
and/or your county (or other local voting jurisdiction), please e-mail
us at [email protected]
and tell us which state and/or local jurisdiction you're covering.
We'd like to get a scorecard in for every state in the nation, and as
many counties as possible! By letting us know which you're covering,
we'll be able to fill in the gaps.
what you can do on Election Day? Take the Voting Process
Accessibility Questionnaire with you when you go to vote!
you go to vote, make it an opportunity to observe! Take our Voting
Process Accessibility Questionnaire with you and use it to gather
information on the level of access to the voting process for persons
with disabilities. Here at Verified Voting, we want nothing less than
a voting system and process that provides full access to the ballot for
all our citizens, privacy and independence in casting the ballot, and
an accurate count of the ballots cast. Measuring the level of
accessibility will help us know where there are obstacles that need to
Verified Voting is happy to announce our new Election Transparency Project nonpartisan discussion list, [email protected]. This discussion list was created just for you, the Election Transparency Project volunteers. By subscribing,
you’ll be able to communicate easily with other Election Transparency
Project volunteers and citizen observers from all over the country. The movement for free and fair elections is vibrant and alive and growing! Join the WatchTheVote list to connect with other Election Transparency Project participants!
Nonpartisan posts related to voting and elections are welcome!
Good news! Voter Action's legal team is here to help!
Action will be offering legal support to project participants for
DRE-related voting machine problems before, on, and after Election Day
via its toll-free number -- 1-888-SAV-VOTE. Voter Action's legal teams
will also lend their legal eye to the information that we gather
through this project. Verified Voting is grateful to have Voter
Action's legal support, and happy that Voter Action is encouraging
people to get out and observe through its recently announced Watch The
Vote national outreach campaign.
Wondering how to submit the data that you've gathered?
fear! We'll be sending more info to your inbox soon on how to submit
the data that you collect. Rest assured that it'll be simple, easy,
and painless. We'll also offer some training sessions for those who
choose to enter their data via our online system -- more on that soon!
Remember, the info that you provide will be the springboard for reforms
to the election process for years to come.
counting on you to help us secure trustworthy elections for the United
States. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate
to contact us at [email protected], or at 415-487-2255. Thanks so much for your dedication and commitment to saving our democracy!
Strickland Bhatia, Verified Voting President, Dr. David Dill, Verified
Voting Founder, and the rest of the Verified Voting Team
Verified Voting Foundation
1550 Bryant St., Suite 855
San Francisco, CA 94103
Every vote must count as cast.