The National Election Data Archive has released a one-page statement
in support of the "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of
2008 (H.R. 5036)".
The "Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008 (H.R.
5036)" is an optional but - as the name suggests -*/emergency/*
measure for the 2008 general election. It would reimburse states
and/or localities if they choose to convert to paper ballot voting
systems and/or conduct random audits of their electronic election
results. The bill text, a summary, and related materials can be found
It is certain that Congress will be hearing opposition to "The
Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008" from voting
machine vendors who want to continue lucrative contracts to
computerize and privatize our elections.
NEDA asks YOU to take action now to see that this bill passes in time
to help ensure the integrity of the 2008 election.
PLEASE ACT NOW:
Please take one or more of these simple actions now. The future of
U.S. Democracy and the well-being of humanity could depend on your
taking a few minutes now to act.
Print and hand out this one page summary of HR5036 to your friends and
Call your own Representative, or any of the Members of the House
Adminstration Cmte or House Subcomittee on Technology and Innovation
and ask them to co-sponsor and pass H.R.5036.
Fax a copy of NEDA's statement of support (or your own similar
statement), after adding your own signature, name and address on it at
to any or all of the following:
Your own US Representative
Michael Capuano (Dem-MA 8th) 202 225-5111
Fax (202) 225-9322
House Committee on Science and Technology
SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
About The National Election Archive:
The National Election Data Archive has been organized for educational
and scientific purposes of promoting fair and accurate elections by
promoting public access to election records and data; and developing
technology and mathematical methods to detect any voter
disenfranchisement or vote count inaccuracy. Such methods include
independent manual vote count audits, exit poll discrepancy analysis,
and the public release and scientific analysis of election data along
with public release of election records necessary to verify the
integrity of elections. NEDA is a completely non-profit organization
that relies heavily on the donation of time by its volunteers, many of
whom are mathematicians who donate their time and expertise because of
their dedication to vote integrity and public service. The project
happily expects donations from the public and we truly appreciate the
generosity from citizens who are concerned about fair and free
elections in America. All donations are tax deductible. To make a
donation or become involved in the project, please visit