Hand-Counted Paper Ballot Election Administration Handbook

Hands-On Elections

An Informational Handbook for Running Real Elections, Using Real Paper Ballots, Counted by Real People

Authored by Nancy Tobi 

Do you believe in secret vote counting? No? If instead, you believe votes ought to be cast in private but counted in public, this Handbook is for you.

Hackable e-voting machines began to be used in America's elections in the mid-1960s, then exploded in use after the 2000 election, and they now count the lion's share of America's ballots. With computerization came privatization of our elections as well. Your vote-the right by which all your other rights are secured-is now the private property and trade secret of corporate e-voting industrialists. These for profit corporations seize our ballots, count them in secret, tell us what the results are, and then lock away the records, so nobody can ever verify our election results. 

This is no way to run a democracy! We need to reclaim our public elections. Fortunately for us, it turns out this is something we all can do! 

Using this Handbook you can learn about: 
*voting rights 
*public elections 
*election laws 
*how our votes are or are not being counted 
*the people running our elections 
*how to run real elections 
*how to overcome challenges in taking back our elections 
*the federal government's role in our elections 
*the people making the decisions affecting our elections 
*citizen election watchdog groups