Olympia Embraces Internet Voting

Sam Reed is back again with the Internet voting. Thus far, Olympia is unanimous with their support. Message sent to my representatives in the 46th LD. Please write to your own representatives and party chairs.
Date: February 3, 2010
To: Sen. Ken Jacobsen, Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, Rep. Scott White
Subject: HB 2483 / SB 6238 - Concerning Overseas and Service Voters

Sen Jacobsen, Rep Kenney, Rep White-

I'm writing to oppose the bill Concerning Overseas and Service Voters (HB 2483 / SB 6238).

Casting votes via email or fax is a very bad idea. There is no way to verify the voter's identity. There is no way to protect the secret ballot. The Dept of Defense's SERVE report is conclusive on these points.

Counties can already issue ballots via email or fax. All ballots received before an election is certified get counted. Military and overseas voters are not being routinely disenfranchised in Washington State through any shortcoming of our current system.

Sam Reed's latest effort to undermine the integrity of our elections is a solution looking for a problem. No one is asking for voting via email. In fact, the Dept of Defense opposes this scheme. This "thin end of the wedge" is merely part of nationwide vendor financed effort to bring about Internet voting.

I apologize that this note is so tardy. Election integrity advocates soundly defeated Reed's Internet voting proposal last year. I thought, "Surely, with so much going on this year, and a short session, and everyone knowing that Internet voting is a horrible idea, Olympia won't  touch this."

I'm sorry I was wrong. I'll try to not make the same mistake again.

Cheers, Jason Osgood

A Security Analysis of the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE)


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by ivan on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 02:31:24 PM PST

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  • Thanks by zappini, 02/03/2010 03:04:17 PM PST (none / 0)
Sure, Internet helps us a lot especially when it comes on giving us information. However, some children are now more preoccupied in playing games on the computer instead doin g important things like reading books. I have a sneaking suspicion that National Grammar Day is going to be ignored on the internet - and especially on Facebook. (I think only 2 in 50 on Facebook can actually spell.) Let me celebrate with the difference between your, you're, then, than, to, and too. If your grammar skills are so lacking that you can't master a simple contraction, then you're in more need of an English teacher than a 3rd grader, and it is too obvious to ignore how ignorant of their own language most people are. See how that works? The most basic of grammar mistakes can be overcome easily, and without needing payday loans for a tutor.

by Cathy on Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 12:19:11 AM PST

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