Last updated on: 9/16/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Florida Fair Elections Center Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Sep. 16, 2009

Description:

“Everything we do is aimed at improving Florida’s deeply flawed election system. To this end, we undertake many activities:

  • Compile and disseminate information on various voting systems, including cost, reliability, accessibility, security issues, federal and state certifications, and other pertinent information. We do this by close coordination with other election integrity activists across the state and the nation.
  • Collect and analyze data on local, state, and federal elections. Disseminate our findings as widely as possible.
  • Study local, state, and federal laws governing the conduct of elections. Keep up-to-date on changes in laws and regulations and their impact on the integrity of elections.
  • Work with other grassroots election integrity groups and nonprofit organizations to develop an annual legislative agenda and coordinate lobbying efforts to promote passage of good legislation and in opposition to bad measures.
  • Undertake public education efforts aimed at improving public understanding of the election system, its flaws, and possible solutions.
  • Communicate with local and state elected officials on election issues. Share information on technology, legal issues, cost, and other factors.
  • Observe local elections to ensure compliance with election laws and administrative rules and procedures; deter and document violations of law, machine failures, incompetence, or other problems; and collect information on turnout, polling place suitability, and poll worker training.”

“Who We Are,” www.floridafairelections.org (accessed Sep. 16, 2009)

Mission:

“Florida Fair Elections Center comprises the research and education branch of our efforts to educate voters and to bring about increased awareness of the necessary role of citizens in monitoring and observing their local elections: There is no transparency if no one is watching.”

“Who We Are,” www.floridafairelections.org (accessed Sep. 16, 2009)

Other:
None found