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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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New 2020 general election dataset published

The 2020 U.S. General Election official county-level results are now publicly available all in one place, in a variety of formats.   The collection includes official election results for each of the 50 states, the five major territories, and the District of Columbia. It includes all federal contests, most statewide contents, and most state legislative contests,…

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Comments Submitted to Louisiania’s Voting System Commission

Download PDF August 31, 2021 Voting System Commission State of Louisiana 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email   Verified Voting Recommends Hand-Marked Paper Ballot (HMPB) Voting System with Voter-Verifiable Ballot Marking Devices (BMD) for Accessible Use Dear Commission Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write to recommend a hand-marked paper…

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Written Testimony for the the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee Hearing on the State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot

Acting Co Director Mark Lindeman testified at the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee’s “Public hearing on the Department of State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot.” His written testimony is included below and the video can be viewed here. Download PDF Submitted Testimony of Mark Lindeman, Verified Voting Hearing on Risk-Limiting Audit Pilots Senate State Government Committee…

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Letter Urging Rejection of Bill 24-353

Download PDF Here August 5, 2021 Council of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Via email Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Bill 24-353 – Voter Mobile App Amendment Act of 2021 Dear Council Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Bill 24-353 that would allow electronic…

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EAC Board of Advisors Resolution 2021-01 Supporting Robust Post-Election Audits

Below is the text of Resolution 2021-01 supporting robust post-election audits (one of Verified Voting’s five key issue areas) adopted on June 23, 2021 by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors. The resolution was offered by Vermont Secretary of State and EAC Board of Advisors member Jim Condos. Download PDF from the…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill

 Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of specific election security budget items outlined in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for FY2022. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (July 7,…

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Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1.

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the For the People Act (S.1). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1. PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) —  “Our elections are woefully…

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Verified Voting Announces New President and CEO; Sangita Sigdyal to Lead Election Security Organization

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Download PDF PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2021) —Verified Voting, the leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, is excited to name Sangita Sigdyal as its incoming President and Chief…

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Verified Voting Welcomes Neal McBurnett to its Board of Directors

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2021) – Verified Voting, a leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, welcomes Neal McBurnett to its Board of Directors. McBurnett previously served…

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Election Security Experts Call Proposed Internet Voting Bill in Colo. Unsafe; Mobile Voting Could Undermine Trust in Elections

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, acting co-director of Verified Voting, regarding the introduction of Colorado: SB21-188 — a bill that would allow Colorado voters with disabilities to return a ballot electronically. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 5, 2021) — “Votes that can’t be verified are not a…

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Verified Voting Releases Groundbreaking Study on Election Technology Industry and Voting Machines

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 30, 2021) — Verified Voting today released “The Price of Voting,” a groundbreaking study by principal investigator Matthew Caulfield and a team of student researchers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing on the…

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Verified Voting Welcomes Martin Hellman to its Board of Directors

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (March 4, 2021) – Verified Voting, a leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, welcomes Prof. Martin Hellman to its Board of Directors. Hellman previously…

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Election Security Experts Say Limiting Options for Voting and Expanding Internet Voting is Not Election Security

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 24, 2021) — Mark Lindeman, co-director of Verified Voting, released the following statement today in regard to the recent wave of legislation being introduced to limit options for secure voting: “Recently introduced legislation in states across the…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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New 2020 general election dataset published

The 2020 U.S. General Election official county-level results are now publicly available all in one place, in a variety of formats.   The collection includes official election results for each of the 50 states, the five major territories, and the District of Columbia. It includes all federal contests, most statewide contents, and most state legislative contests,…

more
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Comments Submitted to Louisiania’s Voting System Commission

Download PDF August 31, 2021 Voting System Commission State of Louisiana 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email   Verified Voting Recommends Hand-Marked Paper Ballot (HMPB) Voting System with Voter-Verifiable Ballot Marking Devices (BMD) for Accessible Use Dear Commission Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write to recommend a hand-marked paper…

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Written Testimony for the the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee Hearing on the State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot

Acting Co Director Mark Lindeman testified at the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee’s “Public hearing on the Department of State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot.” His written testimony is included below and the video can be viewed here. Download PDF Submitted Testimony of Mark Lindeman, Verified Voting Hearing on Risk-Limiting Audit Pilots Senate State Government Committee…

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EAC Board of Advisors Resolution 2021-01 Supporting Robust Post-Election Audits

Below is the text of Resolution 2021-01 supporting robust post-election audits (one of Verified Voting’s five key issue areas) adopted on June 23, 2021 by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors. The resolution was offered by Vermont Secretary of State and EAC Board of Advisors member Jim Condos. Download PDF from the…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill

 Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of specific election security budget items outlined in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for FY2022. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (July 7,…

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Highlights From Verified Voting’s Quarterly Field Report

Check out our state highlights from February 2020’s Verified Voting Quarterly Field Report. For the full report (including recent publications, events, and press highlights), click here. California We are continuing to advise the state on proposed risk-limiting audit regulations and Director of Science and Technology Policy Mark Lindeman and Senior Advisor Pamela Smith collaborated with…

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Comments Submitted to Louisiania’s Voting System Commission

Download PDF August 31, 2021 Voting System Commission State of Louisiana 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email   Verified Voting Recommends Hand-Marked Paper Ballot (HMPB) Voting System with Voter-Verifiable Ballot Marking Devices (BMD) for Accessible Use Dear Commission Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write to recommend a hand-marked paper…

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Written Testimony for the the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee Hearing on the State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot

Acting Co Director Mark Lindeman testified at the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee’s “Public hearing on the Department of State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot.” His written testimony is included below and the video can be viewed here. Download PDF Submitted Testimony of Mark Lindeman, Verified Voting Hearing on Risk-Limiting Audit Pilots Senate State Government Committee…

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Letter Urging Rejection of Bill 24-353

Download PDF Here August 5, 2021 Council of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Via email Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Bill 24-353 – Voter Mobile App Amendment Act of 2021 Dear Council Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Bill 24-353 that would allow electronic…

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Comments on North Carolina Senate Bill 724

Download PDF June 22, 2021 House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House North Carolina General Assembly 16 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601   RE: Verified Voting Opposes Electronic Ballot Return   Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments on the electronic ballot return provision in Senate…

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Opposition to Massachusetts Senate Bill 469

Download PDF May 18, 2021 Joint Committee on Election Laws Massachusetts Legislature 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02133 via email RE: Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 469 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 469 regarding the creation of an internet voting pilot project. Verified…

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Comments on Louisiana Senate Bill 221

Download PDF May 17, 2021 Committee on House and Government Affairs Louisiana House of Representatives 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email RE: Verified Voting Comments on Senate Bill 221 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments on SB 221. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization…

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Opposition to Rhode Island Senate Bill 738

Download PDF May 12, 2021 Senate Judiciary Committee State of Rhode Island 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 via electronic submission RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Senate Bill 738 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 738 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit…

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Urging the Veto of Colorado Senate Bill 21-188

Download PDF May 10, 2021 The Honorable Jared Polis Governor, State of Colorado 200 E Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203 Via email RE: Verified Voting Urges Veto of Senate Bill 21-188 Dear Governor Polis, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write urging a veto of Senate Bill 21-188 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified Voting is…

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Opposition to Colorado Senate Bill 21-188

Download PDF April 26, 2021 State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee Colorado House of Representatives 200 E Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203 via electronic submission RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified…

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Statement On Ballot Marking Devices And Risk Limiting Audits

This statement is intended to clarify Verified Voting’s position regarding the use of ballot-marking devices (BMDs) in elections, and the use of risk-limiting audits (RLAs). It is approved by the President, Board of Directors, and Staff of Verified Voting. Ballot-marking devices Verified Voting believes that voters should vote on paper ballots, but we recognize an…

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Why Voters Should Mark Ballots by Hand

Author: Andrew Appel Because voting machines contain computers that can be hacked to make them cheat, “Elections should be conducted with human-readable paper ballots. These may be marked by hand or by machine (using a ballot-marking device); they may be counted by hand or by machine (using an optical scanner). Recounts and audits should be…

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An Unverifiability Principle for Voting Machines

Author: Andrew Appel This article was originally posted at Freedom to Tinker on October 22, 2018. In my last three articles I described the ES&S ExpressVote, the Dominion ImageCast Evolution, and the Dominion ImageCast X (in its DRE+VVPAT configuration). There’s something they all have in common: they all violate a certain principle of voter verifiability.…

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Design flaw in Dominion ImageCast Evolution Voting Machine

Author: Andrew Appel This article was originally posted at Freedom to Tinker on October 16, 2018. The Dominion ImageCast Evolution looks like a pretty good voting machine, but it has a serious design flaw: after you mark your ballot, after you review your ballot, the voting machine can print more votes on it!. Fortunately, this…

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The Myth of “Secure” Blockchain Voting

Author: David Jefferson Click here to download a PDF version of this blog In the last couple of years several startup companies have begun to promote Internet voting systems, this time with a new twist – using a blockchain as the container for voted ballots transmitted from voters’ private devices. Blockchains are a relatively new…

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Four Ways to Defend Democracy and Protect Every Voter’s Ballot

Author: Douglas W. Jones This article was originally posted at phys.org. As voters prepare to cast their ballots in the November midterm elections, it’s clear that U.S. voting is under electronic attack. Russian government hackers probed some states’ computer systems in the runup to the 2016 presidential election and are likely to do so again…

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American elections are too easy to hack. We must take action now.

Author: Bruce Schneier This article was published by The Guardian on April 18, 2018. Bruce Schneier is a fellow and lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the advisory board of Verified Voting. Elections serve two purposes. The first, and obvious, purpose is to accurately choose the winner. But the second is equally important:…

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Our Voting System Is Hackable by Foreign Powers

Author: David Dill This article appeared originally in the March 2017 issue of Scientific American. The FBI, NSA and CIA all agree that the Russian government tried to influence the 2016 presidential election by hacking candidates and political parties and leaking the documents they gathered. That’s disturbing. But they could have done even worse. It…

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A Spotlight on Election Officials: Kammi Foote

Election officials carry out the most basic function of our democracy — making sure our eligible citizens can vote and that their votes count. Their work happens around the clock and far beyond what voters see on Election Day. Last year, they faced the extraordinary challenge of conducting elections amidst a pandemic, a polarized electorate,…

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A Spotlight on Election Officials: Neal Kelley

Election officials carry out the most basic function of our democracy — making sure our eligible citizens can vote and that their votes count. Their work happens around the clock and far beyond what voters see on Election Day. Last year, they faced the extraordinary challenge of conducting elections amidst a pandemic, a polarized electorate,…

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Comments Submitted to Louisiania’s Voting System Commission

Download PDF August 31, 2021 Voting System Commission State of Louisiana 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email   Verified Voting Recommends Hand-Marked Paper Ballot (HMPB) Voting System with Voter-Verifiable Ballot Marking Devices (BMD) for Accessible Use Dear Commission Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write to recommend a hand-marked paper…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill

 Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of specific election security budget items outlined in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for FY2022. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (July 7,…

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Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1.

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the For the People Act (S.1). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1. PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) —  “Our elections are woefully…

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Verified Voting Releases Groundbreaking Study on Election Technology Industry and Voting Machines

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 30, 2021) — Verified Voting today released “The Price of Voting,” a groundbreaking study by principal investigator Matthew Caulfield and a team of student researchers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing on the…

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Election Security Experts Say Limiting Options for Voting and Expanding Internet Voting is Not Election Security

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 24, 2021) — Mark Lindeman, co-director of Verified Voting, released the following statement today in regard to the recent wave of legislation being introduced to limit options for secure voting: “Recently introduced legislation in states across the…

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A Guide: What to Ask When New Election Technology is Introduced

When state or local election officials introduce new or upgraded election technology (including voting machines, electronic poll books, and mobile apps), you may have questions as a constituent. You may have concerns about the cost of technology, the accessibility of the technology, the transparency of the technology, the technology procurement process, or the security of…

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A Spotlight on Election Officials: Kammi Foote

Election officials carry out the most basic function of our democracy — making sure our eligible citizens can vote and that their votes count. Their work happens around the clock and far beyond what voters see on Election Day. Last year, they faced the extraordinary challenge of conducting elections amidst a pandemic, a polarized electorate,…

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Opposition to certifying ES&S ExpressVote XL voting system

The following is a letter sent by Verified Voting to the New York State Board of Election on January 12, 2021.  Download the letter here January 12, 2021 New York State Board of Elections (via email election_ops@elections.ny.gov) 40 North Pearl Street Suite 5 Albany, NY 12207-2729 RE: Verified Voting opposition to certifying ES&S ExpressVote XL…

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In letter to 117th Congress, Verified Voting supports specific election security measures in H.R. 1

The following is a statement and letter from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in For the People Act (H.R.1/S.949). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (January 5, 2021) — “Voter-verifiable paper ballots and post-election audits are needed to increase election security, which is why Verified Voting is supporting specific…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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Written Testimony for the the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee Hearing on the State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot

Acting Co Director Mark Lindeman testified at the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee’s “Public hearing on the Department of State’s Risk Limiting Audit Pilot.” His written testimony is included below and the video can be viewed here. Download PDF Submitted Testimony of Mark Lindeman, Verified Voting Hearing on Risk-Limiting Audit Pilots Senate State Government Committee…

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EAC Board of Advisors Resolution 2021-01 Supporting Robust Post-Election Audits

Below is the text of Resolution 2021-01 supporting robust post-election audits (one of Verified Voting’s five key issue areas) adopted on June 23, 2021 by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors. The resolution was offered by Vermont Secretary of State and EAC Board of Advisors member Jim Condos. Download PDF from the…

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Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1.

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the For the People Act (S.1). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1. PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) —  “Our elections are woefully…

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Audits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Audits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Mark Lindeman, Acting Co-Director I’m finally back at my desk after completing a forensic audit of Windham, New Hampshire’s voting machines used to tabulate the votes in the 2020 election. I and my collaborators – also nonpartisan auditing experts – concluded that there was no evidence of tampering in the election results. We’ll…

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Verified Voting Joins with Experts to Send Letter to Arizona State Senate on Election Audit Transparency

Verified Voting joined with experts in election law and administration, national security, and voting rights to write a letter to Arizona State Senate President Fann, requesting her to stop restricting the public’s access to the audit and grant observation to experts from nonpartisan American organizations and educational institutions across the country. Download PDF The Honorable…

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Verified Voting Sends Letter to Arizona State Senate on Election Audits

Individuals from the Brennan Center, the Carter Center, RSM Election Solutions, and Verified Voting wrote a letter to Arizona State Senate President Fann urging the Senate to refrain from auditing the Maricopa County election results. For press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Download PDF April 13, 2021 The Honorable Karen Fann President of the Arizona State…

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Verified Voting Welcomes Neal McBurnett to its Board of Directors

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2021) – Verified Voting, a leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, welcomes Neal McBurnett to its Board of Directors. McBurnett previously served…

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Support of Connecticut House Bill 6325 Section 10

March 23, 2021 Connecticut Government Administration and Elections Committee Legislative Office Building, Room 2200 Hartford, CT 06106 (via email) RE: Verified Voting Support of Section 10 of HB6325 Dear Committee Members: On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in support of Section 10 of House Bill 6325 regarding risk-limiting audits. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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Comments Submitted to Louisiania’s Voting System Commission

Download PDF August 31, 2021 Voting System Commission State of Louisiana 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email   Verified Voting Recommends Hand-Marked Paper Ballot (HMPB) Voting System with Voter-Verifiable Ballot Marking Devices (BMD) for Accessible Use Dear Commission Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write to recommend a hand-marked paper…

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Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1.

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the For the People Act (S.1). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1. PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) —  “Our elections are woefully…

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Comments on Louisiana Senate Bill 221

Download PDF May 17, 2021 Committee on House and Government Affairs Louisiana House of Representatives 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email RE: Verified Voting Comments on Senate Bill 221 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments on SB 221. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization…

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Letter in Support of New Jersey S102

Download PDF April 8, 2021  “Requires new voting machines purchased or leased for use in elections in this State to produce paper record of each vote cast.”  On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in support of S102. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by…

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Lessons Learned: Our Audit Journey in Pennsylvania

Lessons Learned: Our Audit Journey in Pennsylvania by Mark Lindeman, Acting Co-Director Over the past three months, the Verified Voting team and I have been from one end of Pennsylvania to the other, assisting with the state’s audit efforts: Everywhere we’ve been, and with every official we’ve talked to, I keep thinking about the difference between where…

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Election Security Experts Say Limiting Options for Voting and Expanding Internet Voting is Not Election Security

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 24, 2021) — Mark Lindeman, co-director of Verified Voting, released the following statement today in regard to the recent wave of legislation being introduced to limit options for secure voting: “Recently introduced legislation in states across the…

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A Spotlight on Election Officials: Neal Kelley

Election officials carry out the most basic function of our democracy — making sure our eligible citizens can vote and that their votes count. Their work happens around the clock and far beyond what voters see on Election Day. Last year, they faced the extraordinary challenge of conducting elections amidst a pandemic, a polarized electorate,…

More

In letter to 117th Congress, Verified Voting supports specific election security measures in H.R. 1

The following is a statement and letter from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in For the People Act (H.R.1/S.949). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (January 5, 2021) — “Voter-verifiable paper ballots and post-election audits are needed to increase election security, which is why Verified Voting is supporting specific…

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Letter Urging Rejection of Bill 24-353

Download PDF Here August 5, 2021 Council of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Via email Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Bill 24-353 – Voter Mobile App Amendment Act of 2021 Dear Council Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Bill 24-353 that would allow electronic…

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Opposition to Rhode Island Senate Bill 738

Download PDF May 12, 2021 Senate Judiciary Committee State of Rhode Island 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 via electronic submission RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Senate Bill 738 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 738 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit…

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Urging the Veto of Colorado Senate Bill 21-188

Download PDF May 10, 2021 The Honorable Jared Polis Governor, State of Colorado 200 E Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203 Via email RE: Verified Voting Urges Veto of Senate Bill 21-188 Dear Governor Polis, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write urging a veto of Senate Bill 21-188 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified Voting is…

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Opposition to Colorado Senate Bill 21-188

Download PDF April 26, 2021 State, Civic, Military, & Veterans Affairs Committee Colorado House of Representatives 200 E Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203 via electronic submission RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 regarding electronic ballot return. Verified…

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Opposition to Maine Legislative Document 1375

Download PDF April 23, 2021 Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs Maine Legislature c/o Legislative Information Office 100 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Via electronic portal RE: Verified Voting Opposition to LD 1375 (HP 1009) Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to LD 1375 regarding electronic ballot return.…

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Election Security Experts Call Proposed Internet Voting Bill in Colo. Unsafe; Mobile Voting Could Undermine Trust in Elections

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, acting co-director of Verified Voting, regarding the introduction of Colorado: SB21-188 — a bill that would allow Colorado voters with disabilities to return a ballot electronically. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 5, 2021) — “Votes that can’t be verified are not a…

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Opposition to Colorado Senate Bill 21-188

Download PDF April 2, 2021 State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee Colorado Senate 200 E Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80203 via electronic submission RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 21-188 regarding ballot return via the internet. Verified Voting…

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Opposition to Section 27 of CT Senate Bill 5

Download PDF here March 25, 2021 Connecticut Government Administration and Elections Committee Legislative Office Building, Room 2200 Hartford, CT 06106 RE: Verified Voting Opposition to Section 27 of Senate Bill 5 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Section 27 of Senate Bill 5 regarding ballot return via the…

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Election Security Experts Say Limiting Options for Voting and Expanding Internet Voting is Not Election Security

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 24, 2021) — Mark Lindeman, co-director of Verified Voting, released the following statement today in regard to the recent wave of legislation being introduced to limit options for secure voting: “Recently introduced legislation in states across the…

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Highlights From Verified Voting’s Quarterly Field Report

Check out our state highlights from February 2020’s Verified Voting Quarterly Field Report. For the full report (including recent publications, events, and press highlights), click here. California We are continuing to advise the state on proposed risk-limiting audit regulations and Director of Science and Technology Policy Mark Lindeman and Senior Advisor Pamela Smith collaborated with…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Measures in Freedom to Vote Act

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the Freedom to Vote Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 2021) —  Verified Voting supports specific measures in the Freedom to Vote Act and urges Congress to pass these measures designed to support election…

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Letter Urging Rejection of Bill 24-353

Download PDF Here August 5, 2021 Council of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Via email Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Bill 24-353 – Voter Mobile App Amendment Act of 2021 Dear Council Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Bill 24-353 that would allow electronic…

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Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill

 Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of specific election security budget items outlined in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for FY2022. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (July 7,…

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Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1.

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of election security reforms outlined in the For the People Act (S.1). For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Verified Voting Urges Congress to Consider Specific Election Security Measures in the For the People Act, S.1. PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) —  “Our elections are woefully…

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Verified Voting Announces New President and CEO; Sangita Sigdyal to Lead Election Security Organization

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com Download PDF PHILADELPHIA (June 9, 2021) —Verified Voting, the leading national organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections, is excited to name Sangita Sigdyal as its incoming President and Chief…

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Opposition to Massachusetts Senate Bill 469

Download PDF May 18, 2021 Joint Committee on Election Laws Massachusetts Legislature 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02133 via email RE: Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 469 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition to Senate Bill 469 regarding the creation of an internet voting pilot project. Verified…

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Comments on Louisiana Senate Bill 221

Download PDF May 17, 2021 Committee on House and Government Affairs Louisiana House of Representatives 900 N 3rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Via email RE: Verified Voting Comments on Senate Bill 221 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments on SB 221. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization…

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