Tuesday, December 4, 2007

NJ S.507 and VVPAR Bills on Voice of the Voters Radio Again 12/5

Please distribute widely:

NJ State Senator Nia Gill will be on VotV Radio again tomorrow night to discuss the NJ statistical audit bill, S.507, which was reported out of committee yesterday, as written and amended by Senator Gill.

Also up for discussion will be the voter-verified paper record bill, which needs to be fixed in the Assembly to match the Senate Version, S.2949. The Assembly version of S.2949 is A.4585.

A.4585 must now be amended to keep the Attorney General from allowing paperless electronic voting with no deadline for the introduction of paper.

The current version of the audit bill, S.507, is now online on the NJ Legislature's website. It should be passed as written as a model for the nation by the end of the month! The assembly version of this bill is A.2730 and it needs to be amended to match the Senate version. The assembly bill is a flat 2% audit. (Not very effective.)

S.507 is the first legislation to require outcomes of elections, as determined by electronic vote counts, to be confirmed independently of software through the use of statistical methods, up to and including full hand-to-eye counts of voter-verifiable paper records and ballots when necessary.

I may or may not be on the show, but I'm sure there will be another guest or two to discuss this bill with the Senator. The segment will start at 8:00 PM ET.

The page for the webcast is:
http://www.voiceofthevoters.org/
There is an archive of last week's show which was excellent. It's Part 2.

For more background, see previous posts here on
Election Integrity: Fact & Friction.

Thanks for all the support you've given to this vital piece of legislation so far! But it's not over 'til it's over.

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