Chairman Simcha Felder, Chairwoman Gale Brewer, and Members of the Governmental Operations Committee and Technology in Government Committee:


Resolution 131, advocating the use of paper ballots and optical scanners for New York City elections, is under your review.


I urge you to vote on this resolution and release it for consideration by the entire Council.


Your support for this well established technology will surely impress upon the Board of Elections the desire of New York City voters for a trustworthy and open election process.


Thank you for letting me add my voice to the discussion.


Katherine Jacobson

January 29, 2007