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US League Women Voters "Voting System Resolution"

Full Text of US League Women Voters' "Voting System Resolution" & Controversy between LWV members & leadership

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The full exact text of the new US LWV resolution as passed by its membership at the Summer 2006 Convention in June:

(Controversy strikes the US League of Women Voters. The US LWV's Leadership is apparently trying to suppress the news that their membership passed this resolution by voting 62% vote in favor of it. The LWV is now one of seven major organizations that support routine audits of vote counts, including the Brennan Center, Verified Voting Foundation, The Carter-Baker Election Reform Commission, the US Government Accountability Office, NSF-funded project ACCURATE, and the National Election Data Archive).

Why doesn't the US LWV leadership not openly support verifiably accurate elections that its members voted for??

"CARL" Resolution as amended and passed at the 2006 Convention of the LWVUS:
(on U.S. Voting Systems Under HAVA)

Whereas: Some LWVs have had difficulty applying the SARA Resolution (Secure, Accurate, Recountable and Accessible) passed at the last Convention, and

Whereas: Paperless electronic voting systems are not inherently secure, can malfunction, and do not provide a recountable audit trail,

Therefore be it resolved that:
The position on the Citizens' Right to Vote be interpreted to affirm that LWVUS supports only voting systems that are designed so that:

1. they employ a voter-verifiable paper ballot or other paper record, said paper being the official record of the voter's intent; and

2. the voter can verify, either by eye or with the aid of suitable devices for those who have impaired vision, that the paper ballot/record accurately reflects his or her intent; and

3. such verification takes place while the voter is still in the process of voting; and

4. the paper ballot/record is used for audits and recounts; and

5. the vote totals can be verified by an independent hand count of the paper ballot/record; and

6. routine audits of the paper ballot/record in randomly selected precincts can be conducted in every election, and the results published by the jurisdiction.


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