We need your help to halt legislation that could do significant damage to the transparency of America's elections. S.3212, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT), would allow electronic "verification" records for electronic voting machines, would allow meaningless audits of federal election results, and could stifle the publication of important information about voting system security. If S.3212 becomes law, millions could be forced to depend upon paperless electronic voting systems for many years to come.
Here are some of S.3212's most troubling provisions:
1. S.3212 would allow "independent" vote records that would exist only in computer memory.
2. The bill is written in a way that makes it debateable whether or not the voter will have the opportunity to verify the independent record.
3. S.3212 would place a representative of the voting system industry on the committee that drafts federal voluntary voting systems guidelines.
4. By creating a broad restriction on publishing "confidential commercial information" about voting systems, S. 3212 could restrict the publication of valuable information about the security and reliability of voting systems.
Take action today: tell your Senators that we all deserve more reliable voting systems, and ask them to oppose S. 3212.
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