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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 04:29 PM
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California Regs on E-Vote Equipment
For those in California who want to construct a Package of Objective Documents to present to their County Supervisors and Election Clerks
to "Educate" them, these are a beginning.
I seriously doubt that many elected officials, especially the supervisors, have or will ever read any of this material.
The problem at hand, at the moment, is to make sure that they purchase the most secure equipment which is compliant with the 2006 mandated regs. If they purchase non-compliant equipment, they will try to back door, grandfather it in and try to suspend the 2006 mandated regs, especially now that Shelley is gone. In doing so, they will claim that they have already spent the HAVA Fed Money, and the cash strapped local counties will not have enough money to purchase compliant equipment.
The first document on the list is really good, it covers a lot of what we discuss here at DU.


STATE OF CALIFORNIA
SECRETARY OF STATE
"DECERTIFICATION AND WITHDRAWAL OF APPROVAL OF CERTAIN DRE VOTING SYSTEMS AND CONDITION APPROVAL OF THE USE OF CERTAIN DRE VOTING SYSTEMS'

9 PDF Pages
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/ks_dre_papers/decert1.pd...

PROCEDURES FOR APPROVING, CERTIFYING, REVIEWING, MODIFYING, AND DECERTIFYING VOTING SYSTEMS,
VOTE TABULATING SYSTEMS, ELECTION OBSERVER PANEL PLANS, AND AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS,
AND PROCEDURES
28 pages PDF

http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/ks_dre_papers/decert1.pd...

VOTING SYSTEMS INFO
(Machines used by each County in California

http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_w.htm
Web Page w/ links

http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vs.htm

VOTING SYSTEMS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN CALIFORNIA
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/voting_systems/certified...
4 pages pdf

AVVPAT
ACCESSIBLE VOTER VERIFIED PAPER AUDIT TRAIL SYSTEMS IN
DIRECT RECORDING (DRE) VOTING SYSTEMS
JAN. 21,2005
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/ks_dre_papers/avvpat_sta...
8 pdf pages

PARALLEL MONITORING OF ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS
Nov., 2004
203 pdf pages
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/ks_dre_papers/avvpat_sta...

KEY DOCUMENTS ON ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/touchscreen.htm#A
web page

OTHER DOCUMENTS:
"MYTH BREAKERS:
Facts About Electronic Elections"
Essential Information for those Entrusted with Making Decisions
about Election Systems in the United States
by VotersUnite.org
http://www.votersunite.org/MB2.pdf
70 pdf pages

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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 06:30 PM
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1. Thanks, JuryYardDogg! An excellent list!
Someone made the point (can't recall name--a stalwart) that the voting and vote counting system should be something that ordinary people can understand. Non-experts. Period. (Paper ballots, hand counts, etc.). I have to say I agree. You shouldn't have to become an expert and a techie to understand the voting system. A fascist, elitist thing that we have a handful of experts and professionals who are the only ones who understand how our voting system works--and furthermore, from all accounts, treat citizen inquiry as an impertinence.

But some of us MUST DO IT--become experts, or use the tech expertise we have--it seems. No option.

Thanks so much for helping us!
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 07:41 PM
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2. Good work! I will study this in anticipation of this Sunday's teach-in.
:hi: See you there!
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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-22-05 07:57 PM
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3. SB 1438 Mandate date for Compliance
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/03-04/bill/sen/sb_1401-14...
BILL NUMBER: SB 1438 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 814 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 27, 2004 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 26, 2004 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 25, 2004 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JULY 1, 2004 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 22, 2004 AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 24, 2004 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 27, 2004 INTRODUCED BY Senators Johnson and Perata (Principal coauthor: Senator Murray) (Principal coauthor: ...
FEBRUARY 19, 2004 An act to add Article 4 (commencing with Section 19250) to Chapter 3 of Division 19 of the Elections Code, relating to elections. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1438, Johnson. Elections: voting systems. Existing federal law, the Help America Vote Act of 2002, requires, among other things, that each voting system used in an election for federal office produce a permanent paper record with an audit capacity for that system, allow the voter to verify his or her votes before the voter's ballot is cast, and be accessible for individuals with disabilities. The act provides funding for these purposes. Existing law requires the Secretary of State to establish the specifications and the regulations governing voting machines, voting devices, and any software used, including the programs and procedures for vote tabulating and testing. The Secretary of State may not approve any voting system that does not fulfill statutory and regulatory requirements. Existing law also requires the Secretary of State to adopt rules and regulations governing any voting technology or systems used in the state that provide blind and visually impaired individuals with access that is equivalent to that provided to individuals who are not blind or visually impaired. This bill would prohibit, on and after January 1, 2005, the Secretary of State from approving a direct recording electronic voting system that does not include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail, and prohibit, on and after January 1, 2006, a city or county from contracting for or purchasing a direct recording electronic voting system that does not include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. In addition, the bill would require that, as of January 1, 2006, all direct recording electronic voting machines in use on that date, regardless of when contracted for or purchased, shall have received federal qualification, as defined, and shall include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. This bill would require that to the extent that they are available for the purposes of this article, federal funds or the Voting Modernization Fund, a special fund, shall be used. The bill would prohibit the expenditure of General Fund moneys for these purposes. By increasing the duties of local elections officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that the Legislature finds there is no mandate contained in the bill that will result in costs incurred by a local agency or school district for a new program or higher level of service which require reimbursement pursuant to these constitutional and statutory provisions. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Article 4 (commencing with Section 19250) is added to Chapter 3 of Division 19 of the Elections Code, to read: Article 4. Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems 19250. (a) On and after January 1, 2005, the Secretary of State may not approve a direct recording electronic voting system unless the system has received federal qualification and includes an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. (b) On and after January 1, 2006, a city or county may not contract for or purchase a direct recording electronic voting system unless the system has received federal qualification and includes an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. (c) As of January 1, 2006, all direct recording electronic voting systems in use on that date, regardless of when contracted for or purchased, shall have received federal qualification and include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. If the direct recording electronic voting system does not already include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail, the system shall be replaced or modified to include an accessible voter verified paper audit trail. 19251. For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (a) "Accessible" means that the information provided on the paper record copy from the voter verified paper audit trail mechanism is provided or conveyed to voters via both a visual and a nonvisual method, such as through an audio component. (b) "Direct recording electronic voting system" means a voting system that records a vote electronically and does not require or permit the voter to record his or her vote directly onto a tangible ballot. (c) "Voter verified paper audit trail" means a component of a direct recording electronic voting system that prints a contemporaneous paper record copy of each electronic ballot and allows each voter to confirm his or her selections before the voter casts his or her ballot. (d) "Federal qualification" means the system has been certified, if applicable, by means of qualification testing by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory and has met or exceeded the minimum requirements set forth in the Performance and Text Standards for Punch Card, Mark Sense, and Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems, or in any successor voluntary standard document, developed and promulgated by the Federal Election Commission, the Election Assistance Commission, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (e) "Paper record copy" means an auditable document printed by a voter verified paper audit trail component that corresponds to the voter's electronic vote and lists the contests on the ballot and the voter's selections for those contests. A paper record copy is not a ballot. 19252. To the extent that they are available for expenditure for the purposes of this article, federal funds or moneys from the Voting Modernization Fund, created pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 19234, shall be used. No moneys from the General Fund shall be expended for the purposes of this article. SEC. 2. Pursuant to Section 17579 of the Government Code, the Legislature finds that there is no mandate contained in this act that will result in costs incurred by a local agency or school district for a new program or higher level of service which require reimbursement pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution and Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 02:25 AM
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4. Good thread.
Edited on Wed Feb-23-05 02:27 AM by Wilms
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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:32 AM
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6. I reposted this under California Issues
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 03:05 PM
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8. Saw it. And posted and link to replace won that was snipped. n/t
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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-05 12:39 AM
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9. Thanks
N/T
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sacxtra Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 09:34 AM
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5. Sad times we live in - SIMPLE CONCEPT
when nobody seems to understand the concept.



Think of all the money wasted on electronics
Think of all the bandwidth wasted on ss.ca.gov in relation to electronics.
Think of all the candidates, laws, measures that you will have stolen from you.


Paper Ballots
Hand Count.
Ban electronics, digitized data, and insecure networks.
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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 11:34 AM
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7. What about Voters' Brains Being Hacked??
How can we stop that
Seems to be rampant with the Borg
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-05 10:26 AM
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10. Well, remember "Hugh"?
They had to, a) disconnect his brain; b) give him a name; and c) treat him like a sentient being. I think we need deprogramming camps. No TV.
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