Monday, December 3, 2007

Landmark NJ Election Audit Bill Out of Committee -- AS WRITTEN!

Just a quick update on S.507 and the VVPAT bill, S.2949:

1. The landmark election audit bill, S.507, passed through the Senate Gov. Committee today as written! The Attorney General's office did not submit their proposed amendments that would have gutted the bill. The vote was 4 to 1 in favor of S.507 as amended by Senator Gill!

2. The paper record deadline in S.2949 was moved to June 2008 but the additional language that would have allowed the Attorney General to delay the voter-verifiable paper record implementation indefinitely was removed. And a commitment was made to hold an oversight hearing on VVPAT implementation in February.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, wrote and called about these bills, and especially Senator Gill whose sponsorship has been rock solid!

The Senator will be asking for continued support as she shepherds the Audit Bill through the legislature. Stay tuned for more on this vitally important issue!

As Gandhi said: "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

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