CFVI is a non-partisan group of concerned Colorado citizens dedicated to insuring that votes are verifiable and irregularity does not occur in Colorado elections. It is our goal to insure that all votes are counted, that voting results are verifiable with with paper ballots. While we are not anti-technology, it is imperative that all votes can be verified and that electronic voting policies and technologies be assessed and reviewed. It is our premise that electronic voting has proven flaws that violate the rights of voters across the nation.
WHO WE ARE
- Non-partisan, unaffiliated, ad hoc group of concerned Colorado citizens
- Many Technology Professionals & Computer Programmers
- Advocates of Extensive, Independent Public Process
WHAT WE WANT
- Paper ballots as a permanent record of voter intent, using hand counting as the basis for the most accurate interpretation of voter intent.
- Paper ballots that can be recounted. Right now, Colorado Revised Statutes require that in most cases any vote recorded by machine will also be recounted by machine, which is likely to produce an equally error prone result.
WHY WE ARE HERE
- Citizens Learning More About the Issue
- National Concerns about Electronic Voting
- 1000s of Computer Researchers Nationwide Opposed (ACM)
- Need transparency and citizen oversight
- Citizens Concerned About Fair Elections and Voter Confidence
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
- Computerized elections are subject to software crashes, hardware failures and power outages and long lines caused by insufficient provision of expensive equipment for peak times.
- All elections are subject to fraud. Computerized elections are additionally susceptible to widespread fraud.
- This may be the most important election of your lifetime. Shouldn’t you be certain your vote is counted?