Friday, October 13, 2006

Speak out

Progressive Democrats of America have created a page where you can send a letter telling your governor, secretary of state and election directors that you want paper ballots at the polls on November 7.

October 13, 2006

Name and Title of Your Elected Official
Address and/or State

Subject: Emergency Ballot Supply

I'm writing in support of the recent letter - sent to all Governors, Secretaries of State, and State Election Directors - urging State election authorities to provide an Emergency Paper Ballot option to all voters this November. To view the full letter, please see As you will note, the letter was signed by more than 40 vote integrity organizations representing hundreds of thousands of American voters.

As I'm sure you know, recently, many electronic voting systems have malfunctioned, suffered programming problems, or were otherwise unavailable for use at the critical time.

I urge you to please create and publicize a common-sense plan to provide Emergency Paper Ballots at every polling place this Nov. 7th, so that every election official, poll worker, and voter will be absolutely clear on the procedures for utilizing such measures.

I'm sure you agree that no legally registered voter should ever be told to "come back later," or be forced to use a provisional ballot simply because a voting system is unavailable to them at the time they are able to vote. To assure this, it is crucially important that an ample supply of Emergency Paper Ballots be made available to account for any unforeseen circumstance.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter!

Your Name
Your Address


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