Join the fight for democratic
elections! Sign the Request by Voters and Call YOUR Congressional
is the Request by Voters?
The Request by Voters (RBV) is a letter to Congress asking
to amend the bill formerly known as "H.R. 550" (the "Holt
Bill") to provide crucial checks
and balances in our elections: * TRANSPARENCY* *ACCOUNTABILITY*
*CITIZEN OVERSIGHT* The letter in its entirety can be viewed at
(1) Voter marked paper
ballots and hand-counted paper ballot disaster recovery plan for all
computerized voting jurisdictions. (2) Freedom of access to election
information, ballots, and records in a timely fashion to all interested
citizens prior to certification of elections. (3) Restructure the Election
Assistance Commission to a 50-state representational body of election
officials and citizens.
What is the Holt Bill?
The Holt Bill is proposed federal legislation to amend
the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to address voting equipment
standards and security.
GAO Accountability Study and analysis of best practices for election
administration and post-HAVA election equipment, appropriations, and results.
(2) Congressional Committee to study the election crisis and hold public
Why does the Holt Bill need to be amended?
Titled "The Voter Confidence Bill,” the Holt Bill
enables the continued use of high-risk voting equipment, giving
primacy to the very thing causing the
lack of voter confidence in our nation's systems. With over
200 cosponsors on the Bill, if amended, there is an opportunity for meaningful
election reform to point the country in a new direction: election
How will the Request by Voters amend the Holt Bill?
The RBV will focus the Holt Bill on election integrity.
STANDARDS not TECHNOLOGY
VOTER MARKED PAPER
VOTER VERIFIED PAPER BALLOTS
GETTING THE COUNT RIGHT ON ELECTION NIGHT not ERRONEOUS COUNTS AND VOTING EQUIPMENT
CITIZEN OVERSIGHT not
It is really very simple. There
are two competing products: democracy
and industry. ALL of the proposed Congressional
legislation supports industry.
Where do YOU stand?
Sign the Request by Voters ~Let
your Congressperson know.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Contact: Vickie Karp, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Abbe DeLozier, email@example.com
Early signers of the Request By
Voters include the following
individuals and organizations:
Jackie Cilley, NH District 6
Andrew J. Edwards, Nashua,
Eileen Ehlers, Hooksett,
Lily Mesa, Manchester,
Brunwasser, Voting Integrity Editor, OpEdNews
to Stop Computerized Voting
for Visible Ballots
Waldman Delozier, Editor, "Hacked"
Fair Elections Committee
Freeman, comedian and actor
Freeman, Election activist
Gordon, radio talk host, former president of SAG, actor
Harrison, Candidate for Congress, CA District 12, Libertarian Party, 2004
Heller, Diebold Election Systems whistleblower
L. Jackson , 2006 Chair 30th District Democrats
Kall, Owner and Chief Editor, OpEdNews
Karp, Editor, "Hacked"
Khattar , Precinct Chair 14, Democratic Party of
Kolwicz, Election Watchdog, Colorado
Lehto, Election law attorney
Rogat Loeb, Author and activist
Crispin Miller, Author
Memphis Operation Election Integrity
Ballot Integrity Project
New Hampshire Ballot Integrity Task Force
New Hampshire Citizens
New Hampshire Women Making a Difference
Citizens for Responsible Media
O'Dell, Computer security systems analyst and election integrity activist
Democrats of America-- Metro San Diego chapter
Patee , H D # 27 Chair Jeffco Democrats, Jefferson Count -
Arvada Peace & Justice
San Diego Democracy For
Schwerer, Committeeperson, Pinellas
Me The Vote – Missouri
Williams-West , Local Democratic Party Executive Committee, State central
committee, local parish executive committee
Zinn, author and historian