Monday, November 03, 2008

election protection innovations 

Well, if they're not gonna get rid of the goddamn electronic voting machines, the least that can be done is to fight fire with fire. Two interesting new tech-based Election Protection projects:

Election Protection Wiki

The Election Protection Wiki will provide critical information on threats to election integrity, including long lines, ballot shortages, erroneous application of ID standards and trouble-prone ballots and e-voting machines. Basic information, including the contact information of local election officials and election administration groups, will be collected for every state, but the focus is on the more at-risk states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

and the Twitter Vote Report:

Using Twitter Vote Report, voters will be able to share their experiences and resources with one another (e.g. “#wait:120″ meaning that the wait time is 120 minutes). These messages will then be aggregated and mapped so that we can “see” voting problems around the country in real-time.


An organization called Liberty Tree is mobilizing in case of a stolen election. You can see their site here, and learn about their plan for voter assemblies.


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