We Are New Yorkers for Verified Voting www.WheresThePaper.org/ny.html 4/25/05
TO Senator Bruno, Assemblyman Silver, and members of the HAVA Conference Committee:
Senator Joseph Bruno, LOB Room 817, Albany, NY 12247
Senator John Flanagan, LOB Room 909, Albany, NY 12247
Senator Nicholas Spano, Room 509 LOB, Albany, NY 12247
Senator Serphin R. Maltese, Room 413 Capitol, Albany, NY 12247
Senator Martin Dilan, Room 606 LOB, Albany, NY 12247
Senator George Maziarz, Room 915 LOB, Albany, NY 12247
Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, LOB Room 932, Albany, NY 12248
Assemblyman Keith Wright, LOB Room 749, Albany, NY 12248
Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, Room 621 LOB, Albany, NY 12248
Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Room 557 LOB, Albany, NY 12248
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Room 831 LOB, Albany, NY 12248
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., Room 550 LOB, Albany, NY 12248
We don't want electronic voting, and we can't afford it!
Your bills that allow switching to electronic voting, A5 and S1809, lack meaningful security procedures. You would hand our elections over to equipment vendors, conceal 97% of ballot counting, and force us to spend money we don't have -- for equipment we don't want!
NYVV.org's cost study showed that the federal money we get will NOT cover the purchase of evoting equipment, much less the increased continuing costs.* And when the evote warrantees run out in 5 years, and the equipment has to be replaced? We'll spend more!
Electronic voting $230,473,000
Optical Scan $114,423,640
SAVINGS from Optical Scan $116,049,360
We urge you to pass the Scan and Be Sure bill, A6503 to require paper ballots marked by hand, or by the accessible Automark for voters with disabilities/non-English languages, and precinct-based optical scanners to alert voters to errors on the ballot before it is cast.