Over half a billion dollars has been allocated by the House and needs to be approved by the Senate to help states with election security. The deadline for these funds to get the green light is on Oct. 1st. On Sept 17th a broad coalition of groups is sponsoring a day of action and we need everyone to participate!
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SMART Elections will be lobbying Senators on that day, bringing them up to speed on the many dangers our elections are exposed to, and the need for funding to improve voting machines and implement robust audits.
This legislation HR 3551 has some very good language in it:
"... a State shall use such payment to replace voting systems which use direct-recording electronic voting machines with a voting system which uses an individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballot which is marked by the voter by hand or through the use of a non-tabulating ballot-marking device or system, so long as the voter shall have the option to mark his or her ballot by hand, and provides the voter with an opportunity to inspect and confirm the marked ballot before casting..."
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