January 29, 2007
Support for Paper Ballots and Optical Scanners
and Resolution 131
Thank you for allowing me to submit this statement.
I urge you to vote Resolution 131 out of committee so it can be passed by the City Council and urge the Board of Elections to select a paper ballot, optical scanner system.
My reason is, computer systems cannot be verified due to the nature of electronic hacking. For something as important as our elections we should avoid relying on computers as much as possible. A voter-marked paper ballot gives us a real foundation for verifying election results and the work of the scanners.