I commend you for cosponsoring HR-550, the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2005. I urge you to continue to support this crucial legislation.
In addition to the voter verifiable paper record requirement that this amendment would require, I also urge you to introduce or support any legislation that would require electronic voting systems to employ open source code. This will allow independent testing to ensure the integrity and security of every vote is preserved.
Our electoral system is fundamental to our democracy. This system, and it’s results must be beyond question; both to ensure that the voters’ collective intent is realized, and that the results can be trusted as correct. As the only true way the people can directly affect the government, it is crucial that we ensure that the electoral system functions faithfully and transparently.
I respectfully request a reply on this matter. Thank you for your time.
Your Constituent Montag
There is an online petition to support HR-550 as well. OTTami writes:
If we can’t feel confident that our votes are counted, and counted correctly, can we really feel that we have a voice in our own government? If we aren’t sure that our votes go to the people we intend them to go to, then who is our representative democracy really representing? The answer is “not the individual voters”.
That’s why HR 550 is important. There’s a petition out there on Rush Holt’s web site to support HR 550. What is the bill all about?
Read more from The One True Tami — HR 550 – It Matters
More on E-voting at: EFF’s E-voting page.