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SEND A LETTER TO THE NY STATE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS

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DEMAND THAT THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS:

 Support hand-marked paper ballots and secure, well-maintained ballot-marking devices (BMDs) for voters with disabilities.


Reject risky “hybrid” voting machines - the Dominion Image Cast Evolution (ICE) and the ES&S ExpressVote XL:


  • Security experts say these systems can be hacked to add fake votes to paper ballots.
  • They score poorly with voters with disabilities.
  • These voting machines have an “Auto-Cast” option that security experts call “Permission to Cheat.”


Reject touch screen voting machines:


  • Touch screen voting systems have many security risks, and if not calibrated correctly, can change your vote. New York State has never approved them, but they are in the process of being certified now.


Reject counting votes with barcodes: 


  • The ES&S ExpressVote XL counts votes with a barcode. 
  • Barcodes add new vectors for hacking elections and are not transparent.
  • The barcode-based setup “makes a mockery of the notion that the ballot is ‘voter-verifiable,’” said Duncan Buell, a computer science professor at the University of South Carolina, because “what the voter verifies is not what is tallied.” - Politico Magazine


Security experts recommend hand-marked paper ballots for most voters, and ballot-marking devices (BMD’s) for voters with disabilities. Some “hybrid” voting machines merge a scanner and a BMD printer into the same path. Security experts say these hybrids can be hacked to add fake votes to paper ballots. The NY State Board of Elections has approved one such machine, the Dominion ICE, and it is now in use in three NY counties. The ES&S ExpressVote XL, another risky hybrid, may be certified by the State Board of Elections soon. Vendors claim these systems help people with disabilities, but voters with disabilities are not satisfied with them.


DON’T LET YOUR VOTE BE STOLEN!


DEMAND THAT THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS:

REJECT THE ICE & THE XL


SEND THEM A LETTER TODAY!