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  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    Clifton New Jersey

    Bergen and Passaic Election Security

    You are  invited to a meeting on Friday Feb. 28th at 11am. to learn how we can secure our vote in Passaic and Bergen counties before the all-important 2020 vote.  Given the problems with our voting systems in Georgia, Iowa as well as the ongoing threat of Russian hacking, securing our voting system needs to be a top priority for our state and nation.

    Unfortunately most New Jersey counties, including Bergen and Passaic, still use the aging AVC Advantage DRE (Direct Recording Electronic) voting machines that are easily hacked and have no paper record of individual votes. These machines must be replaced and, the experts agree, the most secure option is paper: hand-marked paper ballots with optical scans. 

    Because of activists' pressure, Essex election officials recently decided to replace their vulnerable AVC Advantage machines with the recommended hand-marked paper ballots and optical scan.  

    At the meeting you will learn how it was done in Essex County and what we we can do to pressure our Passaic and Bergen officials to do the same.

    The meeting's guest speaker will be Rutgers Law Professor, Penny Venetis, who is also the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the Law School.  Professor Venetis will outline the benefits of using hand-marked paper ballots and what we as activists can do to make sure that our election equipment is secure.  

    Please join us at 11 am on Friday 2/28 in Clifton. Exact address will be provided once you have RSVP'd. A light Lunch will be provided.