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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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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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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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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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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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Verified Voting Condemns Insurrection on Capitol Hill; Reaffirms a Legitimate, Free and Fair Election

The following is a statement from Verified Voting following the violence today in Washington, D.C. For additional media inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (January 6, 2021) — “Verified Voting strongly condemns the violence today at the U.S. Capitol. For more than a decade, we have worked to promote reliable, legitimate elections, using technology that can…

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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 Welcomes Dr. Poorvi Vora to its Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2020) – 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 Dr. Poorvi Vora to its Board of Directors. Vora previously served on its Board of Advisors and is currently Professor of Computer Science at The…

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Verified Voting Congratulates GA Election Officials on Completing Historic Full Hand Count Tabulation Audit

Download Statement (November 20, 2020) — “Georgia’s successful hand count marks a watershed for trustworthy elections in the state and nationally,” said Mark Lindeman, interim co-director. “Using Georgia’s new paper-based voting system, voters can check their ballots, and then election officials can review some or all of the ballots to confirm or correct the results.…

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Verified Voting provides technical support to Georgia’s post-election audit

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, Interim Co-Director of Verified Voting, on Georgia’s post-election audit of the 2020 presidential contest. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com November 13, 2020 – “We’re on the ground in Georgia to provide pro-bono technical support to Georgia election officials as they conduct an audit…

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Verified Voting Releases Post-Election Statement

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2020) — “We must give election officials the time they need to count and verify every ballot – doing so is a sign that our democracy is working. Mail ballots require different processing procedures (such as checking…

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Verified Voting Responds to Feds’ Announcement of Foreign Interference

The following is a statement from Verified Voting in response to the FBI’s announcement that Iran and Russia interfered with the presidential election. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2020) — “Security experts warned that foreign interference in our elections was inevitable, but our elections are resilient and the…

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Verified Voting calls attacks on mail voting unfounded; Encourages voters to make their plan to vote

Download Statement The following is a statement from Verified Voting following the first presidential debate. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com September 30, 2020 — “Election experts agree that mail voting is secure and that the only way to make sure your vote doesn’t count is if you don’t vote. It’s important…

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Verified Voting supports election funding, security measures in updated version of proposed HEROES Act

Download Statement The following is a statement from Verified Voting in response to the updated proposed coronavirus response package, the HEROES Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com September 29, 2020 — “Voting is already underway and with Election Day less than 35 days away, election officials are working against the clock…

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Verified Voting: Asking Supreme Court to Appeal Mail Ballot Deadline in Pennsylvania Will Create Confusion for Voters

Download Statement The following is a statement from Verified Voting in response to Republicans’ plan to ask the current eight member U.S. Supreme Court to review a major Pennsylvania state court ruling that extended the deadline for voted mail ballots to be received in the key battleground state. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Opposition to North Dakota Senate Bill 2271

March 10, 2021 The Honorable Dennis Johnson North Dakota Dennis Johnson North Dakota Legislative Assembly State Capital 600 East Boulevard Bismarck, ND 58505-0360 The Honorable Wayne Trottier North Dakota Legislative Assembly State Capitol 600 East Boulevard Bismarck, ND 585505-0360   Dear Representatives Johnson & Trottier, On behalf of Verified Voting, I write today in strong…

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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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A Democracy Worth the Paper — Ballot — it’s Written on

Authors: Mark Halvorson and Barbara Simons This oped appeared originally at Medium.com on December 19, 2016. As the CIA digs deep to investigate foreign influence on our election, we should recognize that we don’t need cybersecurity experts to tell us if our votes have been accurately counted. Citizen observers can do the job, if we…

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Election Security Is a Matter of National Security

Author: David Dill This article appeared originally at Scientific American on November 30, 2016. State-sponsored cyber-attacks seemingly intended to influence the 2016 Presidential election have raised a question: Is the vulnerability of computerized voting systems to hacking a critical threat to our national security? Can an adversary use methods of cyber-warfare to select our commander-in-chief?…

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Want to Know if the Election was Hacked? Look at the Ballots

This response was originally posted at Medium.com and is cross-posted here with permission of the author. You may have read at NYMag that I’ve been in discussions with the Clinton campaign about whether it might wish to seek recounts in critical states. That article, which includes somebody else’s description of my views, incorrectly describes the reasons…

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Election Integrity: Missing Components to Remedy

Author: Candice Hoke This oped appeared originally at the The Hill on November 8, 2016. Our election systems’ vulnerabilities received unprecedented bipartisan and media attention from mid-summer onward, sparked by the apparently Russian origins of hacks into the Democrat’s communications systems. If tampering with the U.S. election process was a goal, then election technologies used…

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Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on IT

Author: Andrew W. Appel This article appeared originally at Freedom to Tinker on September 30, 2016. I was invited to testify yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Information Technology, at a hearing entitled “Cybersecurity: Ensuring the Integrity of the Ballot Box.” My written testimony is available here. My 5-minute opening statement went…

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Which Voting Machines Can be Hacked Through the Internet?

Author: Andrew W. Appel This article was originally published at Freedom to Tinker on September 20, 2016.  Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to make them cheat, to transfer…

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Security Against Election Hacking – Part 1: Software Independence

Author: Andrew W. Appel This article was originally posted to Freedom to Tinker on August 17, 2016. There’s been a lot of discussion of whether the November 2016 U.S. election can be hacked. Should the U.S. Government designate all the states’ and counties’ election computers as “critical cyber infrastructure” and prioritize the “cyberdefense” of these…

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Why Online Voting is a Danger to Democracy

Author: David Dill InterThis article was originally posted at The Stanford Report. If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No…

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California’s Internet Voting Initiatives

Author: David Jefferson and Barbara Simons This article was originally published in Communications of the ACM on February 24, 2016. California, home of an underabundance of rain and an overabundance of ballot initiatives, may be confronted with one or two initiatives on this November’s ballot that, if passed by the voters, will mandate the establishment…

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Statement about Risk of Reliance on Ballot-Marking Devices

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE September 28, 2020 The Shelby County Commission (via email) 160 North Main Street Memphis, TN 38103 RE: Verified Voting statement about risk of reliance on ballot-marking devices Dear Members of the Shelby County Commission, As in our public comment submitted in March, Verified Voting urges the Election Commission to select voting equipment…

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Verified Voting Comments On VVSG 2.0 v3

Download the letter here   June 22, 2020 TO: The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0. Verified Voting’s mission is to strengthen democracy for all voters by promoting the responsible use of technology in elections. Verified Voting applauds the…

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Letter To Florida Governor – Provisional Support For COVID-19

Download The Letter Here 14 April 2020 Hon. Ron DeSantis Governor, State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Dear Governor DeSantis, RE: Provisional Support for FSE 7 April 2020 COVID-19-Related Requests for Executive Orders Verified Voting writes to lend our provisional support to the Florida Supervisors of Election’s (FSE’s) 7…

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Data Shows Super Tuesday Voting Systems And Polling Equipment Trends Across States

View the statement here This Super Tuesday, voters in the 14 states holding primaries will encounter a range of voting methods and polling equipment. Verified Voting maintains a comprehensive database of voting systems being used across the United States (see the Verifier) and is observing a number of trends across Super Tuesday states, including: California…

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Verified Voting Comment On Los Angeles County VSAP 2.0 Certification

The following is a comment on the certification process for Los Angeles County’s VSAP 2.0 system. To view a pdf, click here. Los Angeles County Voting Systems for All People (VSAP) 2.0 Certification Comment of Pamela Smith, Senior Advisor, Verified Voting January 20, 2020 Verified Voting commends Los Angeles County for the decade-long process of…

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Verified Voting Praises Pennsylvania’s Election Reform Package That Helps Counties Purchase Voting Machines

View the statement here: Verified Voting Statement on Election Reform Package Marian K. Schneider: “This funding ensures the smooth transition to secure and verifiable voting systems.” “Verified Voting is pleased with the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Gov. Tom Wolf’s commitment to an election reform package that includes funding for counties to help pay for the…

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Verified Voting’s Policy on DREs and BMDs

Download VerifiedVoting’s Policy on Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines and Ballot Marking Devices On November 21, 2019 we revised Verified Voting’s Policy on Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines and Ballot Marking Devices to remove a reference to parallel testing on page 8 of the original document. Although the concept of parallel testing has been discussed…

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Verified Voting Praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf For Announcing Bond Financing To Reimburse Counties For Purchasing Voting Machines

Marian K. Schneider: “This move will ensure the smooth transition to secure and verifiable voting systems and will free up money for counties to use toward cybersecurity training and voter education.” “Verified Voting is pleased with Gov. Wolf’s commitment to replace electronic voting systems. The availability of this $90 million financing will allow counties to…

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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 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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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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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 Welcomes Dr. Poorvi Vora to its Board of Directors

PHILADELPHIA (December 14, 2020) – 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 Dr. Poorvi Vora to its Board of Directors. Vora previously served on its Board of Advisors and is currently Professor of Computer Science at The…

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Verified Voting Congratulates GA Election Officials on Completing Historic Full Hand Count Tabulation Audit

Download Statement (November 20, 2020) — “Georgia’s successful hand count marks a watershed for trustworthy elections in the state and nationally,” said Mark Lindeman, interim co-director. “Using Georgia’s new paper-based voting system, voters can check their ballots, and then election officials can review some or all of the ballots to confirm or correct the results.…

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Audits vs. Recounts: What’s the Difference?

Audits and recounts are two different post-election processes, but both are designed to build confidence in our elections. With everything going on in the post-election news cycle, Verified Voting and Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) coauthored this FAQ on the difference between an audit and a recount. For questions, please email info@verifiedvoting.org. What is…

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Verified Voting Congratulates GA Election Officials on Completing Historic Full Hand Count Tabulation Audit

Download Statement (November 20, 2020) — “Georgia’s successful hand count marks a watershed for trustworthy elections in the state and nationally,” said Mark Lindeman, interim co-director. “Using Georgia’s new paper-based voting system, voters can check their ballots, and then election officials can review some or all of the ballots to confirm or correct the results.…

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Audits vs. Recounts: What’s the Difference?

Audits and recounts are two different post-election processes, but both are designed to build confidence in our elections. With everything going on in the post-election news cycle, Verified Voting and Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN) coauthored this FAQ on the difference between an audit and a recount. For questions, please email info@verifiedvoting.org. What is…

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Verified Voting provides technical support to Georgia’s post-election audit

The following is a statement from Mark Lindeman, Interim Co-Director of Verified Voting, on Georgia’s post-election audit of the 2020 presidential contest. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com November 13, 2020 – “We’re on the ground in Georgia to provide pro-bono technical support to Georgia election officials as they conduct an audit…

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Verified Voting Releases Post-Election Statement

The following is a statement from Verified Voting. For additional press inquiries, please contact aurora@newheightscommunications.com PHILADELPHIA (November 4, 2020) — “We must give election officials the time they need to count and verify every ballot – doing so is a sign that our democracy is working. Mail ballots require different processing procedures (such as checking…

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Verified Voting supports election funding, security measures in updated version of proposed HEROES Act

Download Statement The following is a statement from Verified Voting in response to the updated proposed coronavirus response package, the HEROES Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com September 29, 2020 — “Voting is already underway and with Election Day less than 35 days away, election officials are working against the clock…

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Verified Voting Blog: Verified Voting to Congress: Pass Funding Now

Voters should not have to choose between their health and their vote, and with a little more than 100 days before the election, Verified Voting continues to urge Congress to pass $3.6 billion in funding included in the HEROES Act for election officials to conduct safe and secure elections in November. As yesterday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing on “2020 General Election…

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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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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 funding, security measures in updated version of proposed HEROES Act

Download Statement The following is a statement from Verified Voting in response to the updated proposed coronavirus response package, the HEROES Act. For additional media inquiries, please contact Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com September 29, 2020 — “Voting is already underway and with Election Day less than 35 days away, election officials are working against the clock…

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Verified Voting Blog: Verified Voting to Congress: Pass Funding Now

Voters should not have to choose between their health and their vote, and with a little more than 100 days before the election, Verified Voting continues to urge Congress to pass $3.6 billion in funding included in the HEROES Act for election officials to conduct safe and secure elections in November. As yesterday’s Senate Rules Committee hearing on “2020 General Election…

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Verified Voting Praises Federal Guidance Issued Opposing Internet Voting

The following is a statement from Marian K. Schneider, president of Verified Voting in response to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s guidance to states warning about security concerns with any voting system that…

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Letter to New Jersey Governor Regarding The Use Of Internet Voting Options

Download the following letter sent on behalf of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Common Cause, and Verified Voting, to express our concern about the use of internet voting options in New Jersey elections. Dear Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, Secretary Way, and Director Giles: We write concerning the use of…

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Verified Voting Signs Onto AAAS Letter Opposing Online Voting

Verified Voting and members of the Board and Board of Advisors signed onto a letter drafted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) urging states against using internet voting solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the letter here Letter to Governors and Secretaries of State on the insecurity of online…

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Verified Voting Puerto Rico Veto Letter P.S 1314

DOWNLOAD ENGLISH VERSION DOWNLOAD SPANISH VERSION March 19, 2020 Hon. Wanda Vázquez Garced (via email) Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico La Fortaleza San Juan, Puerto Rico RE: Veto of Senate Bill 1314, “Puerto Rico Electoral Code of 2020” – Internet Voting Dear Governor Vázquez Garced, We, Verified Voting, the undersigned computer scientists and…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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