Week of July 30: Federal Election Bills, and CA Voting System Review Hearing

1. Nationally -- Continue messaging Congress to oppose S. 1487 and H.R. 811 as written, and advocate amendments to effect true election integrity. Click here for action details.


2. California -- Voting Systems Top to Bottom Review: Public Hearing, July 30th, Sacramento

PUBLIC HEARING
[ Scroll down for Complete Listing of Voting System Components on the Agenda]

LOCATION
Office of the Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
1st Floor – Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

Public Rally in Support of Secretary Bowen, starting 9:00 a.m. in front of the building

Press Conference, 9:30 a.m.

HEARING begins at 10:00 a.m. inside the Auditorium

Complete Agenda and Detailed Listing of Voting System Components Presented Below (scroll down)

Some Practical Preparations

For those who can attend in person:
-- Write out and practice delivering your 2-minute Public Comment statement

If you cannot attend, you can still submit testimony:

"Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments on agenda items.
Written comment should be sent by US mail to the address above or by email to votingsystems@sos.ca.gov.
Those wishing to provide oral comment at a meeting should complete a speaker's card upon arrival."

-- Research a more in-depth critique of the voting systems components up for review [scroll down to see listing]

-- More extended statements can also be made with prior arrangement

"Those wishing to provide an extended statement should submit a request via the email address above or contact Lowell Finley at (916) 653-7244 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting."

-- Help compile a list of reporters to send a pre-event press release.

Journalists in any media (newspaper, blog, radio, tv) for whom you have their personal, direct work address, phone, and fax

-- Car Pool Arrangements
Click here for Car Pool Blog

--Amtrak Train is also an option; the Capitol Corridor line runs up from the Peninsula to Sacramento.
Click here for Amtrak ticket and route information
Click here for the Sacramento train schedule
Click to download Walking Map from the Sacramento Amtrak station to the Offices of the Secretary of State (30-minute walk)


AGENDA

I. Introductory Remarks

II. Principal Investigator Reports on the following voting systems currently certified for use
in California:

a. Diebold GEMS 1.18.24/AccuVote
b. Hart Intercivic System 6.2.1
c. Sequoia WinEDS version 3.1.012/Edge/Insight/400-C

III. Voting System Vendor Response to Reports

IV. Public Comment Period

V. Adjournment

NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views regarding the Top-to-Bottom Review of the voting systems identified below.
1. SEQUOIA WinEDS version 3.1.012/Edge/Insight/400-C

a. WinEDS, version 3.1.012
b. AVC Edge Model I, firmware version 5.0.24
c. AVC Edge Model II, firmware version 5.0.24
d. VeriVote Printer
e. Optech 400-C/WinETP firmware version 1.12.4
f. Optech Insight, APX K2.10, HPX K1.42
g. Optech Insight Plus, APX K2.10, HPX K1.42
h. Card Activator, version 5.0.21
i. HAAT Model 50, version 1.0.69L
j. Memory Pack Reader (MPR), firmware version 2.15

2. DIEBOLD GEMS 1.18.24/AccuVote

a. GEMS software, version 1.18.24
b. AccuVote-TSX with AccuView Printer Module and Ballot Station firmware version 4.6.4
c. AccuVote-OS (Model D) with firmware version 1.96.6
d. AccuVote-OS Central Count with firmware version 2.0.12
e. AccuFeed
f. Vote Card Encoder, version 1.3.2
g. Key Card Tool software, version 4.6.1
h. VC Programmer software, version 4.6.1

3. HART INTERCIVIC – System 6.2.1

a. Ballot Now software, version 3.3.11
b. BOSS software, version 4.2.13
c. Rally software, version 2.3.7
d. Tally software, version 4.3.10
e. SERVO, version 4.2.10
f. JBC, version 4.3.1
g. eSlate/DAU, version 4.2.13
h. eScan, version 1.3.14
i. VBO, version 1.8.3
j. eCM Manager, version 1.1.7

Notice is further hereby given that the above-referenced public hearing will also give interested persons an opportunity to express their views regarding the voting system identified below:

1. Election Systems and Software, Inc. InkaVote Plus Precinct Ballot Counter Voting System, version 2.1 (Los Angeles County)

a. InkaVote Plus Precinct Ballot Counter with ADA unit, firmware version 1.10
b. Unisyn Election Management System, version 1.1
c. Ballot Generation, version 1.1
d. Election Converter, version 1.1
e. Election Loader, version 1.1
f. Voter Converter, version 1.1
g. Vote Tabulation, version 1.1

ALL ITEMS MAY BE RE-ORDERED TO BE HEARD ON ANY DAY OF THE NOTICED MEETINGS. THE ORDER OF BUSINESS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments on agenda items. Written comment should be sent by US mail to the address above or by email to votingsystems@sos.ca.gov.

Those wishing to provide oral comment at a meeting should complete a speaker's card upon arrival. In all cases, the presiding officer reserves the right to impose time limits on presentations as may be necessary to ensure that the agenda is completed.

Those wishing to provide an extended statement should submit a request via the email address above or contact Lowell Finley at (916) 653-7244 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, reasonable accommodations are available. Requests for reasonable accommodations should be made at least 5 working days in advance of the hearing date. To request reasonable accommodations, please call (916) 651-9163.

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