Open Letter on Problems with Voting Machines
By CCoHOPE Indivisible*

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CCoHOPE Indivisible is comprised of a group of citizens and voters from four northern Westchester communities: Croton, Cortlandt, Ossining, and Peekskill.

 

August 29, 2019

 

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of New York State

The Honorable Carl E. Heastie

Speaker, New York State Assembly

The Honorable Andrea Stewart-Cousins

President, New York State Senate

 

Dear Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Senate President Stewart-Cousins:

We are members of CCoHOPE Indivisible, a group of citizens and voters in four northern Westchester communities (Croton, Cortlandt, Ossining, and Peekskill) who hold ourselves responsible for preserving and improving a political system organized around equality, diversity, social progress and vision. We are writing you today to request an urgent review of state requirements regarding the purchase of voting machines by local jurisdictions.

In our area, the Westchester County Board of Elections is moving forward to purchase voting machines that have been the subject of serious criticism with regard to their security. Security should be among the top criteria in selecting a voting system; functionality testing is not sufficient to protect the integrity of a voter’s intent in marking a ballot.

Unfortunately, the options available to Westchester County officials are defined by the State Board of Elections, which has ruled that local jurisdictions may only purchase one of the two systems that the State Board has certified. The two certified systems both have serious security flaws that are not fully covered in the current testing process for certification.

We urge that you take immediate action to review the voting system options available to local jurisdictions so that New York taxpayers, like those of us here in Westchester County, are not forced to waste money on defective or unreliable voting systems.

 

/S/ Gail Sasso, CCoHOPE, Organizer

/S/ Kate Ray, Voting Reform Committee

/S/ Rob Abbot, Communication Committee

207 Half Moon Bay Drive

Croton on Hudson 10520

 

*CCoHope Indivisible is a group of citizens and voters in four northern Westchester communities (Croton, Cortlandt, Ossining, and Peekskill) who hold themselves responsible for preserving and improving a political system organized around equality, diversity, social progress and vision.

 

 

eHeziOpen Letter on Problems with Voting Machines
By CCoHOPE Indivisible*

Comments 3

  1. Thank you for taking the time to compose this letter to our politicians telling them of our deep concerns about these poorly designed voting machines. Voters need to be informed about this problem. We need to know that when we cast our ballots that they will be processed properly.

    Karen Sevell Greenbaum
    Croton NY

  2. This is such a vital issue. We know that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election , and there is nothing to keep them from doing so again. They have actually hacked into the data bases of voting districts in Florida.
    Safeguarding the security of our electoral process should be the absolute highest priority of our lawmakers. So why are the Boards of Elections in New York State faced with making a choice between two machines, neither of which would be secure against hacking?
    If you care about preserving our democracy, give a call to Cuomo, Heastie and Stewart-Cousins and demand action on this.

    1. The only interference that occurred were the smart voters of battleground states who did not want to see the Clintons back in the White House!

      This is another leftist group trying to cause havoc! Go reorganize in Venezuela or Iran.

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