Friday, March 24, 2006
Voter Confidence in Elections Act
SAVE ARIZONA ELECTIONS -You stepped up to the plate in helping to pass SB1557, now we need your help for an even bigger feat. How do we make sure every vote counts? If you have spent any time reading the documents on this site, you know Arizona has had a history of voting problems. The first step is ensuring the best possible vote counting systems and procedures for Arizona. The Voter Confidence in Elections Act will require the following:
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW!
1. A paper trail for all voting machines, with the ballots securely stored in case of recount.
2. A hand count of a randomly selected small number of precincts, as a check on the computer counting system.
3. A mandatory recount in all elections where the margin of victory is less than one half of one percent (it is now one tenth on one percent).
4. Requires that all recounts are done manually (instead of the current system which makes manual recounts illegal for the most part - electronic recounts are mandated now).
<>We need to collect at least 182,000 signatures statewide by the end of June to ensure enough valid signatures. We need everyone's participation to get these signatures.