For Immediate Release
New Yorkers for Verified Voting to Release Voting Machine Cost Comparison
Press Conference Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 AM in
Room 130 of the
New Yorkers for Verified
Voting (NYVV) is releasing an analysis of the cost differences for
Touch screen and pushbutton style DREs have been found to be error prone, impossible to recount, and extraordinarily expensive. The NYVV cost estimate shows that the purchase cost of DREs exceeds the equivalent cost of precinct based optical scan systems by over 100 million dollars.
Optical scan systems have
been used successfully in elections around the
· “Optical scan voting systems are a reliable, mature, auditable and cost effective technology.” said Bo Lipari, Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting. “It’s a mistake for NY to spend over 200 million dollars on untested, unauditable, problem prone DREs, when a proven system like optical scanners can be adopted for a fraction of the purchase and maintenance costs.” said Lipari.
· "Precinct-based optical scan
voting machines with the addition of accessible ballot marking devices will
satisfy Help America Vote Act requirements to replace lever voting machines in
· "The Sierra Club members who vote for environmentally minded political candidates want to make sure that every vote is counted. That's why the Sierra Club supports paper ballot based optical scan voting systems - they're the most transparent, reliable, practical way to ensure that every vote counts." Said Sarah Kogel-Smucker, Legislative Associate from the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter.
· The New York Times in an editorial said, “
For detailed information on Paper Ballot/Optical Scan voting systems please visit: www.nyvv.org
Bo Lipari : email: firstname.lastname@example.org