The Newest Threat to the Integrity of US Elections

The Newest Threat to the Integrity of US Elections

Voter Action files comments before the Technical Guidelines Development Committee on the dangers of Internet voting. Click here to read our July 6, 2010 letter. And click here to access our accompanying exhibits to this letter: 1) our April 26, 2010 letter to the EAC on its proposed guidelines for implementing pilot Internet voting systems for the November 2010 election and 2) our June 12, 2008 report on Sequoia Voting Systems, Inc. and its link to Smartmatic and the Venezualan government.

Voter Action believes that internet voting threatens our democracy by introducing a voting system that creates serious election vulnerabilities. To view Voter Action's statement on internet voting, Click Here.

Educational Resources on Internet, Email and Fax Voting

Download the e-packet which includes testimony from leading computer scientists about electronic ballot transmission and articles from mainstream media.

 

UNDERVOTE NUMBERS DROP THIS ELECTION

UNDERVOTE NUMBERS DROP THIS ELECTION

By Dan Boyd The Albuquerque Journal Nov 30 2008

SANTA FE — More than 3,000 New Mexicans who voted in this month's general election either didn't vote in the presidential contest or didn't have their vote counted.

 

However, the 3,207 so-called undervotes — or ballots with no reported vote for president — are a small number in comparison to the 21,084 undervotes in the 2004 general election — a figure that sparked questions about the accuracy of vote-counting machines and was a catalyst in the push for a paper ballot system.
 

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A Wolf Guards the Henhouse in New Mexico

A Wolf Guards the Henhouse in New Mexico

Votes in New Mexico's elections are counted by a private company. 'Auburn See Wolf' is in charge of programming the voting machines on the front end, and gathering the data on the back end.

Resource Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
Oct 31 2008
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By Stuart Overbey

Judge OKs early voting in absentee ballot battle

Judge OKs early voting in absentee ballot battle

By Tom Sharpe, The New Mexican

A judge has ordered the Santa Fe County Clerk to allow registered voters who requested absentee ballots but have not yet received them to vote in the early-voting process.

A judge has ordered the Santa Fe County Clerk to allow registered voters who requested absentee ballots but have not yet received them to vote in the early-voting process.

But because early voting ends at 6 p.m. today, the order's effect will be short-lived.

Anxious voters find long lines, grief

Anxious voters find long lines, grief

The New Mexican

Heavy turnout, some confusion at Santa Fe polling site for early balloting

Turnout was heavy at polling sites in Santa Fe and Albuquerque as early voting started Saturday.

In fact, waiting times were so long at a south-side Santa Fe location that some people who wanted to cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 4 election gave up and left.

And people who tried to vote downtown at the Santa Fe County administration building on Grant Avenue found the front doors locked Saturday and a sign posted that blamed the Secretary of State's Office for misinformation mailed to voters about that site.

Of fraudulent voting — and votes suppressed

Of fraudulent voting — and votes suppressed

The New Mexican

America's days of blatant fraud are very likely behind us

New Mexicans might be riled up by Republican claims to have found 28 fraudulent votes cast in the June Democratic primary election — were the complaining party itself not under a cloud at least as dark.

Watch the Vote New Mexico

Watch the Vote New Mexico

Election Date: October 13, 2008 - 12:00pm - November 4, 2008 - 7:00pm

THANK YOU TO ALL THE DEDICATED CITIZENS, ATTORNEYS, MEDIA SPECIALISTS WHO MADE WATCH THE VOTE 2008 A SUCCESSFUL ELECTION MONITORING EFFORT. THANK YOU TO THE NAACP NATIONAL VOTER FUND, INFO VOTER TECHNOLOGIES, VOTER STORY, VIDEO THE VOTE, VOTERS UNITE, AND COMMON CAUSE FOR YOUR COLLABORATION.

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Resource Files:

University of New Mexico 2006 Post Election Audit

University of New Mexico 2006 Post Election Audit

Resource Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
Sep 1 2008

New voters' ballots could be thrown out

New voters' ballots could be thrown out

Maggie Ybarra, University of New Mexico Daily Lobo
Students who have recently registered to vote may swing the Nov. 4 election - if their ballots are not disqualified.

Richard Abraham, owner of Business Computing Solutions, said Bernalillo County is seeing an influx of voters who are newly registered but that a large number of them have not been entered in the state's system yet.

"There are still about 15,000 registrations that haven't been processed," he said.

New voters may risk having their votes counted as provisional and possibly thrown out, Abraham said.

Straight-party ticket: PRC race prompts questions about ballot rules

Straight-party ticket: PRC race prompts questions about ballot rules

By Doug Mattson, The New Mexican
During a break, Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza stood before the crowd at Sunday's candidate forum and answered what had already been a popular question:

Can I cast a straight-ticket ballot and still make an exception in one of the races?

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