Election Toolkit 2008
Originally posted 2008-09-03 03:57:11 -- Also note, Luaptifer's link to Scientific American and their study in the comments is very enlightening -- cho.
Upfront: I'm not attached to nor have anything to do with the group below, except as an Old Voting Adult.
Yesterday I received a little booklet in the mail, I'm sure many others have as well. In case you hadn't I thought I'd pass on who sent it and how you can get one.
If you can't make it out this booklet comes from Black Box Voting.org who have been, along with others these last few years, been doing a stellar job on getting information and passing it along about this Countries Broken and Breaking Election Process.
ABOUT BLACK BOX VOTING
Black Box Voting is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan elections watchdog group.
Contact information: 425-793-1030 (office line);
206-335-7747 (mobile phone - Director, Bev Harris);
206-354-5723 (backup line)
E-mail: Black Box Voting
When you go to the site you'll find alot of information on what they've been doing these last years and actions/reports now.
You'll also find, in the upper left hand corner of your screen, the link to get this little booklet, about the size of a paperback but only 3/16th thick.
On the front page now is this:
"MY BALLOT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS." CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DISCOVER THEIR SECRET BALLOT INVADED (VIDEO)
The first county in the USA to do away with the secret ballot is San Juan County, Washington.
This is a true story. A construction worker who lives in a small cabin in the woods discovers that his ballot -- not the envelope for the absentee, but the ballot itself -- is being traced. This began a three-year odyssey which has led to litigation, local news coverage, and the successful fight to block removal of the secret ballot in million-voter King County. This video -- just two ordinary guys telling a story, is a riveting example of American citizenship. A must see and a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks absentee voting is cool.
The Five Things in the booklet are:
**1. Get Involved
**2. Hook Up With Experianced Groups
**3. Protect and Defend Against Deceptive Practices
**4. Protect and Defend Voter Lists
**5. Voting Machines: Protect and Defend the Vote Counts
Under each of the above you are given a Host of Information, that which couldn't be added, to keep it as a booklet, you are given url's back to the site for that which would be covered under each topic.
I've been doing abit of reading and some glancing through and it's a very informative useful booklet.
Take a visit over to the site to see what they offer and if you might be interested.
As they are a small operation, opperating on a shoestring, you might also consider dropping a few of those campaign duckets into their coffers to cover their costs and help out.