Where IS our Leadership?
I received this from my Senator today. I asked her to support Bob Graham's bill S.1980.
Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003
(Introduced in Senate) To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent record or hardcopy under title III of such Act, and for other purposes.
She, nor her staff appear to be aware of the bill as is implied by her reply to me. Boy do I feel like I'm beating my head against a brick wall. I did send a rather testy reply back, but it probably won't make much difference. You can send a letter from here
and see if you get a better, more informed response.
Thank you . . .
posted by Cyndy
. . for contacting me regarding your support for requiring the voting system to produce a voter-verified paper record. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me.
I share your concerns about voting machines that only produce electronic results. Voters should have the security of a paper trail to make sure their vote has been counted and can be recounted if necessary. As you may know, Representative Rush Holt introduced the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2003 (H.R.2239) on May 22, 2003 in the House of Representatives. This bill would amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent record, as well as requiring a study to develop best practices to enhance accessibility and voter-verification mechanisms for disabled voters. At this time, there is no related legislation before the Senate. If related legislation does come before the Senate, you can rest assured that I will keep your strong support in mind.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me. Please continue to keep me informed about issues of concern to you and your family.