Jane E. Colvin


Good afternoon, Commissioners, ladies and gentlemen.


Thank you for holding this hearing and providing me with this opportunity to be heard.

My name is Jane Colvin and I am a member of the League of Women Voters and a registered voter in Manhattan.


I am here to urge you to select Paper Ballots and Optical Scanner machines.

I went to the machine demonstrations in Queens and the Bronx and listened carefully.

The demonstrations were impressive; the DRE voting machines, however, are not.


Compared to the DRE system, the PBOS system is:


While I believe many others will address the issues of ease of use and accuracy, I would like to emphasize the advantageous economics of the PBOS system.


On a strictly economic basis the PBOS system is a low-cost winner:

Financially, it 


The PBOS system is economical in another important respect:


I would like to provide you with a copy of an article that appeared on the website ncvoter.net, entitled Operating Cost Comparison for Different Types of Voting Systems which provides a comparison of total annual expenditures for touch screens and optical scanners in North Carolina, demonstrating the economy of the PBOS system from a state that has experience with both kinds of voting equipment.


Thank you for your attention.