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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-09 12:03 AM
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56. To be fair . . . it's a program which offers duplicity/trickery . . .
but most interpertations are that it pushes states/counties to electronic

voting computers which are the basis of the steals over decades --
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Criticisms
Criticisms of HAVA center around mandated changes in voting technology, voter identification, confusion and voter intimidation, misappropriation of federal funds, and unnecessarily complicating the voter registration process.


Criticisms of electronic voting machines
Critics of HAVA argue it imprudently attempts to solve one problem of punch-card voting machine errors seen in Florida in the 2000 election, by replacing them with electronic voting machines. Some believe that HAVA may represent an effort to help large electronic voting systems vendors such as Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold Election Systems), Election Systems & Software, and Sequoia Voting Systems make millions of dollars throughout the country in selling electronic voting devices.

A Pennsylvania court ruled in April 2007 that voting machine certification was the result of what Judge Rochelle Friedman called "deficient examination criteria" which "do not approximate those that are customary in the information technology industry for systems that require a high level of security". The court ruled that voters have a right under the commonwealth's constitution to reliable and secure voting systems and can challenge the use of electronic voting machines "that provide no way for Electors to know whether their votes will be recognized" through voter verification or independent audit.<18>

Complicating voter registration
Critics also state that the bill contains some elements that complicate the voter registration process. For example, Section 303(a)(5) of HAVA provides that no state may accept or process a voter registration form for an election for Federal office unless the application includes "in the case of an applicant who has been issued a current and valid driver's license, the applicant's driver's license number". Critics contend that it costs the country millions of dollars just to process the same basic registration form and confirm that they meet the HAVA requirements.<2[br />

Voting machines
HAVA requires states use funding to replace punch card voting systems or lever voting systems with new systems in accordance with HAVA's voting system standards.



Computerized statewide voter registration
HAVA requires states develop a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined, maintained, and administered at the State level. (Previously, voter registration lists were maintained by local officials.) HAVA requires the statewide list be coordinated with other agency databases within the state. HAVA also requires regular "maintenance" of the statewide list including removing ineligible voters and duplicate names are eliminated in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Voting machines
HAVA requires states use funding to replace punch card voting systems or lever voting systems with new systems in accordance with HAVA's voting system standards.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_America_Vote_Act

The Urgent Need For State Voting Machines Legislation
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way possible, that the State Legislature pass voting machine and other HAVA legislation now. ... voting machines displaying elections on multiple electronic ...
www.nyc.gov/html/emtf/downloads/pdf/report_031805.pdf

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