Last updated on: 8/29/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

TrueVoteMD Biography

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

“We are deeply concerned about the integrity of the State’s election process, mainly due to the introduction of electronic voting equipment which fails to provide voters with a printed paper record of their votes. Without this voter-verified printed ballot, there is no way to audit elections to ensure that votes are correctly recorded and counted, or to conduct a meaningful, independent recount.”

True VoteMD website (accessed Nov. 10, 2006)

Description:

“A non-partisan, grass-roots organization of Maryland citizens… Through non-partisan public education, grassroots organizing, litigation, research, and legislation, we are working to make Maryland’s voting system accurate, verifiable, and fully transparent.”

True VoteMD website (accessed Nov. 10, 2006)

Mission:

“We are dedicated to preserving the integrity of our elections. By their nature, computers are inherently subject to programming error, equipment malfunction, and malicious tampering. To ensure transparent, fair elections and to ensure voter confidence, our voting system must provide a voter-verified paper audit trail. This is the only way to ensure: accurate recording of each vote; the possibility of manual recounts; a viable audit trail to verify computer tallies.”

True VoteMD website (accessed Nov. 10, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines Work Well in the November 7, 2006 General Election?