Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Common Cause Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

Testimony by organization’s CEO before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004″Common Cause shares the view of a growing number of Americans who have serious concerns about the reliability and security of new touch-screen voting machines…The [U.S. Election Assistance] Commission and others making decisions about voting machines should not confine themselves to one option – DREs printing out a ballot. Optical scan voting technology is, or soon will be, accessible to everyone and provides a reliable and accurate way to vote.”

Testimony by organization’s CEO before the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004

Description:

Non partisan citizen advocacy organization dedicated to helping citizens make their voices heard in the political process and holding elected leaders accountable to the public interest

Mission:

“To strengthen public participation and faith in our institutions of self-government; to ensure that government and political processes serve the general interest, rather than special interests; to curb the excessive influence of money on government decisions and elections; to promote fair elections and high ethical standards for government officials; and to protect the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans.”

Common Cause website (accessed May 9, 2006)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines Work Well in the November 7, 2006 General Election?
  2. Should Electronic Voting Machines Have Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails?