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By Bo Lipari, New Yorkers for Verified Voting   
August 21, 2005
As many of you know, we have been adapting our strategies in here in New York to deal with a county by county effort to push for adoption of paper ballots/optical scan. In June our state legislature passed the machine selection choice to individual counties, greatly complicating our effort.

We've been working the last month and a half to prepare  and organize our county by county campaign. As part of the effort, we have prepared a detailed document for activists describing how to approach the effort in their counties. Although some of it is specific to our situation in NY, much could be adapted to state-wide efforts elsewhere. I hope you will find it useful in your own local efforts.
The new material is posted to the NYVV website. Two new pages detailing the campaign are here:
http://www.nyvv.org/PetitionDrive.shtml

You can also download the entire document directly here:

We've also added a new report. Our Election Commissioners Association released a report purportedly 'comparing' DREs and OptScan. Of course, it is terribly off the mark and biased in favor of DREs. We have posted the report and a rebuttal. You can find it here:
The original ECA 'report':

My rebuttal:

There are a number of new posting to the website. They are marked with our new 'NEW!' icon so it's easier to find.

-Bo
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