Random Drawing

Updated: 9/14 and 9/16 Yesterday I attended and participated in the public random drawing of districts for audit. Hopefully, in the next day or two CT-N will put up the video. I did manage to catch some of the rerun late last night. (Note: I will keep updating this entry as more information and the […]

Primary Audits Insuffient – The Numbers and The Loopholes

CORRECTION: Watching the CT-N rerun Secretary Bysiewicz said 98%-99% UPDATE: I participated in the random district drawing today at the Secretary of the State’s press conference. Actual count: 110 districts, 11 to be audited. Loophole leaves West Haven, part of Bridgport, and other elections exempt from audit. Secretary claims audits detect errors and fraud 96?-98% […]

ConnPost Covers Election Glitches

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said there were only a “very, very small number of issues” with the new machines… Bysiewicz said that of the 125 Connecticut precincts using the machines Tuesday, only six reported significant problems with their machines. As a retired software engineer I would say this is not surprising, given the […]

Sign “The Petition To Enhance Confidence In Connecticut Elections”

 Note:  Petition now closed to additional signers, Thank You. ANNOUNCEMENT: CTVotersCount is initiating a “Petition To Enhance Confidence In Connecticut Elections By November 2008”. Addressed to Connecticut Secretary of the State (SOTS), Susan Bysiewicz, and the Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE). It is now the time to begin creating support for changing the law […]

Three Issues After Monroe, CT 2006 Audits

Previously I covered my concerns with audit differences in the audit of the 2006 election. Today I will cover my observation of the Monroe, CT audit. On November 27, 2006 I was able to witness the audit that was taking place in Monroe, CT. Monroe has four voting precincts and two of them were selected […]

Campaign of GAE’s Co-Chair Charges Election Procedure Violations

Representative Christopher Caruso is Co-Chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) which writes Connecticut election law including the current Audit Law PA 07-194. He has entered the primary for Mayor of Bridgeport. I have been appreciative of Representative Caruso’s efforts in support of the campaign finance law and voter verified paper ballots. However, […]

Voting Vendor and Yale Professor – Suggest Changes To Election Procedures

Dori Smith aired the second segment of a four part series on voting integrity, yesterday at 5:00 PM on WHUS. Once again, I highly recommend listening to the audio and reading the transcript while also marking your calendar for next week. Also review segment one. This segment has further interviews with John Silvestro, President of […]

FAQ: Should We Vote All Paper?

Many voting advocates take a strong position that we should vote only on paper and then count the paper. Registrars and long term election officials resist the paper.

A Timely Reminder – Closing In On 2008

From Steven Levy in Newsweek: <read> But we’re electing a new president next year, and it’s so late in the game that the only measures to stop another mistrusted election are stopgaps. California’s secretary of State recognizes that. Plenty of citizens get it, too. Why aren’t more elected officials standing up for our elections?

Federal Election Assistance Commission Rigged Election Report – Sen Dodd, Please Investigate

A Washington Post articles describes a report watered down by the Election Assistance Commission.  You will need a free password and Id to view the article. Because my approach to election issues tends to be more closely aligned with Democrats, I was paired with a Republican co-author. To further remove any taint of partisanship, my […]

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