Bucks County, PA should switch to a voter-marked, paper-based optical scan system and require risk-limiting audits

Bucks County, PA Commissioners

Because of Gov. Wolf’s new mandate, a new voter-verified paper ballot system now must replace our current electronic system. Used with a risk-limiting audit prior to election certification, this will ensure that the accuracy of our elections can be proven. You will have a choice between getting a Voter Hand-marked Paper Ballot (VHMPB) system or a machine-marked paper ballot system known as a BMDS (ballot-marking devices)-for-All system.

We, the undersigned, urge you to act now to purchase a Voter Hand-marked Paper Ballot system, which is recommended by cybersecurity and election experts as the configuration that is the most secure, verifiably accurate, intuitive and accessible for all voters.

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Doylestown, PA

To: Bucks County, PA Commissioners
From: [Your Name]

We, the undersigned, have grave concerns about the security, accuracy, and verifiability of our current Direct Record Electronic (DRE) voting system. It is impossible to do a true, meaningful audit or recount on such a system, and thus it is impossible to prove that the votes were recorded as the voter intended.

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to purchase a voter-marked, paper-based optical scan system for Bucks County. Computer and cybersecurity experts overwhelmingly conclude that secure and accurate elections must be conducted on such a system, in conjunction with a risk-limiting audit during every election.