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Verified Voting: Jan. 6 Did Not Disrupt Free and Fair Elections

The following is a statement from Verified Voting on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. For press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com  PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2022) — “The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. One year after the violent insurrection…

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Letter to the District of Columbia regarding the insecurity of internet voting

Below is a letter submitted on behalf of Verified Voting, Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), U.S. Technology Policy Committee Association for Computing Machinery, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, and U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote. Download PDF December 21, 2021 Hon. Charles…

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Comments on the EAC’s VVSG Lifecycle Policy 1.0 (EAC-2021-0001- 0001)

Below are Verified Voting’s submitted comments on the Election Assistance Commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Lifecycle Policy 1.0. Download PDF   U.S. Election Assistance Commission 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 Submitted electronically   December 7, 2021   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments in response to EAC-2021-0001-…

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Comments on NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting

The submission is also available on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website here. Download PDF   November 22, 2021 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Via electronic submission   RE: NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit…

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Letter to San Francisco Board of Supervisors opposing project that would allow electronic ballot return

Download PDF   November 16, 2021 President Shamann Walton Supervisor Connie Chan Supervisor Matt Haney Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Supervisor Gordon Mar Supervisor Myrna Melgar Supervisor Aaron Peskin Supervisor Dean Preston Supervisor Hillary Ronen Supervisor Ahsha Safai Supervisor Catherine Stephani San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall, Room 244 San…

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Verified Voting Urges Chandler, AZ to Not Adopt Mobile Voting

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, a director of Verified Voting, urging the City of Chandler, AZ not to adopt blockchain voting. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com. November 9, 2021 — “Verified Voting urges the City of Chandler not to adopt mobile voting. Multiple cybersecurity experts agree that all internet voting,…

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Comments Rhode Island’s Voting Accessibility Task Force on Internet Voting

Download PDF   November 9, 2021 Voting Accessibility Task Force State of Rhode Island via email   RE: Verified Voting Opposes Internet Voting   Dear Task Force Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I am writing in opposition to ballot return via the internet. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization with a mission to…

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Verified Voting: Jan. 6 Did Not Disrupt Free and Fair Elections

The following is a statement from Verified Voting on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. For press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com  PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2022) — “The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. One year after the violent insurrection…

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Verified Voting Urges Chandler, AZ to Not Adopt Mobile Voting

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, a director of Verified Voting, urging the City of Chandler, AZ not to adopt blockchain voting. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com. November 9, 2021 — “Verified Voting urges the City of Chandler not to adopt mobile voting. Multiple cybersecurity experts agree that all internet voting,…

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Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee opposing Internet voting provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act

Following is a letter from specialists in election security, computer science, and election administration in opposition provisions in H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, that would fund the electronic transmission of voted ballots for absent uniformed service and overseas voters. Better solutions exist to improve military and overseas voting without…

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This Was Not An Audit: Verified Voting Rejects Credibility of Arizona Sham Review of 2020 Election

The following is a statement from Verified Voting condemning the partisan sham review conducted in Maricopa County, Arizona and advocating for nonpartisan, transparent audits. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 24, 2021) — In April, Verified Voting joined with experts in election law and administration, national security and voting rights to write…

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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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Verified Voting Urges Chandler, AZ to Not Adopt Mobile Voting

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, a director of Verified Voting, urging the City of Chandler, AZ not to adopt blockchain voting. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com. November 9, 2021 — “Verified Voting urges the City of Chandler not to adopt mobile voting. Multiple cybersecurity experts agree that all internet voting,…

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Verified Voting Comments on Michigan SB 311

Download Letter September 27, 2021 Elections and Ethics Committee Michigan House of Representatives 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, Ml 48933 via email   RE: Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 311 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition  to  Senate Bill 311, which allows the electronic return of voted…

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This Was Not An Audit: Verified Voting Rejects Credibility of Arizona Sham Review of 2020 Election

The following is a statement from Verified Voting condemning the partisan sham review conducted in Maricopa County, Arizona and advocating for nonpartisan, transparent audits. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 24, 2021) — In April, Verified Voting joined with experts in election law and administration, national security and voting rights to write…

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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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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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Letter to the District of Columbia regarding the insecurity of internet voting

Below is a letter submitted on behalf of Verified Voting, Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), U.S. Technology Policy Committee Association for Computing Machinery, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, and U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote. Download PDF December 21, 2021 Hon. Charles…

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Comments on the EAC’s VVSG Lifecycle Policy 1.0 (EAC-2021-0001- 0001)

Below are Verified Voting’s submitted comments on the Election Assistance Commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Lifecycle Policy 1.0. Download PDF   U.S. Election Assistance Commission 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 Submitted electronically   December 7, 2021   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments in response to EAC-2021-0001-…

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Comments on NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting

The submission is also available on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website here. Download PDF   November 22, 2021 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Via electronic submission   RE: NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit…

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Letter to San Francisco Board of Supervisors opposing project that would allow electronic ballot return

Download PDF   November 16, 2021 President Shamann Walton Supervisor Connie Chan Supervisor Matt Haney Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Supervisor Gordon Mar Supervisor Myrna Melgar Supervisor Aaron Peskin Supervisor Dean Preston Supervisor Hillary Ronen Supervisor Ahsha Safai Supervisor Catherine Stephani San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall, Room 244 San…

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Comments Rhode Island’s Voting Accessibility Task Force on Internet Voting

Download PDF   November 9, 2021 Voting Accessibility Task Force State of Rhode Island via email   RE: Verified Voting Opposes Internet Voting   Dear Task Force Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I am writing in opposition to ballot return via the internet. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization with a mission to…

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Letter to Mayor of San Francisco Opposing Blockchain Voting

Download PDF October 19, 2021   The Honorable London Breed Mayor City and County of San Francisco City Hall, Room 200 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102 via email   RE: The California Voter Foundation and Verified Voting Oppose Blockchain Voting   Dear Mayor Breed,   On behalf of the California…

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Verified Voting Comments on Michigan SB 311

Download Letter September 27, 2021 Elections and Ethics Committee Michigan House of Representatives 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, Ml 48933 via email   RE: Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 311 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition  to  Senate Bill 311, which allows the electronic return of voted…

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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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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 on the EAC’s VVSG Lifecycle Policy 1.0 (EAC-2021-0001- 0001)

Below are Verified Voting’s submitted comments on the Election Assistance Commission’s Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Lifecycle Policy 1.0. Download PDF   U.S. Election Assistance Commission 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 Submitted electronically   December 7, 2021   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit these comments in response to EAC-2021-0001-…

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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: Jan. 6 Did Not Disrupt Free and Fair Elections

The following is a statement from Verified Voting on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. For press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com  PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2022) — “The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. One year after the violent insurrection…

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This Was Not An Audit: Verified Voting Rejects Credibility of Arizona Sham Review of 2020 Election

The following is a statement from Verified Voting condemning the partisan sham review conducted in Maricopa County, Arizona and advocating for nonpartisan, transparent audits. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (September 24, 2021) — In April, Verified Voting joined with experts in election law and administration, national security and voting rights to write…

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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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New Hampshire SB 43 Forensic Audit Report

Windham, New Hampshire’s SB 43 Forensic Audit Report was published in July 2021 and was authored by Harri Hursti, Mark Lindeman, and Philip B. Stark. Download the full report here.   Executive Summary This forensic audit addressed the unusual numerical disparity between the originally reported results for the November 2020 contest for New Hampshire State…

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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 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,…

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Letter to the District of Columbia regarding the insecurity of internet voting

Below is a letter submitted on behalf of Verified Voting, Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), U.S. Technology Policy Committee Association for Computing Machinery, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, and U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote. Download PDF December 21, 2021 Hon. Charles…

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Comments on NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting

The submission is also available on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website here. Download PDF   November 22, 2021 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Via electronic submission   RE: NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit…

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Letter to San Francisco Board of Supervisors opposing project that would allow electronic ballot return

Download PDF   November 16, 2021 President Shamann Walton Supervisor Connie Chan Supervisor Matt Haney Supervisor Rafael Mandelman Supervisor Gordon Mar Supervisor Myrna Melgar Supervisor Aaron Peskin Supervisor Dean Preston Supervisor Hillary Ronen Supervisor Ahsha Safai Supervisor Catherine Stephani San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall, Room 244 San…

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Verified Voting Urges Chandler, AZ to Not Adopt Mobile Voting

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, a director of Verified Voting, urging the City of Chandler, AZ not to adopt blockchain voting. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com. November 9, 2021 — “Verified Voting urges the City of Chandler not to adopt mobile voting. Multiple cybersecurity experts agree that all internet voting,…

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Comments Rhode Island’s Voting Accessibility Task Force on Internet Voting

Download PDF   November 9, 2021 Voting Accessibility Task Force State of Rhode Island via email   RE: Verified Voting Opposes Internet Voting   Dear Task Force Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I am writing in opposition to ballot return via the internet. Verified Voting is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization with a mission to…

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Letter to Mayor of San Francisco Opposing Blockchain Voting

Download PDF October 19, 2021   The Honorable London Breed Mayor City and County of San Francisco City Hall, Room 200 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102 via email   RE: The California Voter Foundation and Verified Voting Oppose Blockchain Voting   Dear Mayor Breed,   On behalf of the California…

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Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee opposing Internet voting provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act

Following is a letter from specialists in election security, computer science, and election administration in opposition provisions in H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, that would fund the electronic transmission of voted ballots for absent uniformed service and overseas voters. Better solutions exist to improve military and overseas voting without…

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Verified Voting Comments on Michigan SB 311

Download Letter September 27, 2021 Elections and Ethics Committee Michigan House of Representatives 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, Ml 48933 via email   RE: Verified Voting Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 311 Dear Committee Members, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write in opposition  to  Senate Bill 311, which allows the electronic return of voted…

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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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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: Jan. 6 Did Not Disrupt Free and Fair Elections

The following is a statement from Verified Voting on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. For press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com  PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2022) — “The events on January 6, 2021 did not disrupt our nation’s ability to conduct free and fair elections. One year after the violent insurrection…

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Comments on NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting

The submission is also available on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s website here. Download PDF   November 22, 2021 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Via electronic submission   RE: NIST-2021-0005 Draft Report on Promoting Access to Voting   On behalf of Verified Voting, I submit…

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Verified Voting Urges Chandler, AZ to Not Adopt Mobile Voting

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, a director of Verified Voting, urging the City of Chandler, AZ not to adopt blockchain voting. For additional media inquiries, please contact danielle@newheightscommunications.com. November 9, 2021 — “Verified Voting urges the City of Chandler not to adopt mobile voting. Multiple cybersecurity experts agree that all internet voting,…

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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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