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Common Cause Biography

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

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

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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


“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.”

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  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?