Next Step to Put Paper Ballot Plank in ALL Party Platforms

Media Release


Multi-Partisan Effort Calls for Verifiable Elections Plank in ALL 2008 National Party Platforms!

Contacts: Dale Axelrod Phone: 415-824-1549 E-Mail: Web site: Dan Ashby Phone: 510-233-2144 E-Mail: Web site: Election integrity activists were gratified this spring at the California State Democratic Party Convention in San Jose, CA to help get an amendment passed to the State Platform's Political Reform section, striking the words "paper trail" and substituting instead the words "a paper ballot as the ballot of record." This is a very important distinction that MUST be put into every NATIONAL Party Platform for 2008. Only with a tangible, paper ballot can a voter have confidence that there is something to count. We now urge concerned members of all politically affiliated organizations (i.e,, local clubs, County Central Committees, etc., and especially if you will be participating in the Republican Party’s Historic Online platform drafting process (link: --- submissions will be reviewed starting on Tuesday, August 26th) to push for the adoption of the following resolution as a plank of your national party platform: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Proposed Paper Ballot Platform Plank --- Verified Elections:


“Be it resolved that we shall demand, actively work for, and support reliable, fraud-free elections by requiring that all voting systems shall provide a paper ballot, marked and verified by the voter, as the ballot of record.”

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please feel free to call or email for more information on this MULTI-PARTISAN appeal TO DEMAND transparent and trustworthy election standards. For relevant links and updates please visit:

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