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Dump Diebold in Alameda County

Date:
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Time:
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
John Bass
Location Details:
Alameda County Board of Supervisors
1221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA.

You're invited to rally with Professor and Investigative Journalist Bob Fitrakis and
Attorney and East Bay community leader
Walter Riley

Tuesday, August 2, at 10 a.m. at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Let's celebrate Secretary of State McPherson's action to withold certification from Diebold, and let's ask the Board of Supervisors to rescind their hasty and inappropriate action of June 28 (see below).
Please also send your email and phone messages to the Supervisors. Check http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/board/index.htm
for contact information for each of them.
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Diebold's TouchScreen and Paper Audit Trail technology have been found defective and unfit for use in California! This is the technology that the Board of Supervisors on June 28 directed the Registrar of Voters to negotiate to purchase! Ask the Board to rescind this directive!

When: Tuesday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 1221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA.


Please rally at the Alameda County administration building, home of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, to:

1. Ask the Board of Supervisors to rescind their action of June 28 directing the Registrar of Voters to negotiate a contract with Diebold for additional election technology.

2. Ask the Board instead to permit and direct the Registrar of Voters to maximize the use of voter verified paper ballots in the upcoming November election and to seek information from other vendors, especially those using open source software.

3. Ask the Board to meet with a nonpartisan group of Bay Area computer election security experts to learn about the vulnerabilities of electronic voting systems.


How many California Secretaries of State does it take to convince Alameda County to stop using Diebold technology? Kevin Shelley decertified the Diebold TSx last year. Now Bruce McPherson has withheld certification from the Diebold TSx and its paper trail printer.

Looking forward to seeing you there and then.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Aug 1, 2005 9:20PM
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