Counted As Cast is about election systems, so it is about democracy. Fair and accurate elections are mission-critical to government. Risky election systems put our government at risk. Here we look at some of the issues, and suggest some ideas on how to make our elections more efficient and secure.
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Stop Unlimited Ballot Harvesting!
CALIFORNIA: AB 1921 would allow anybody to walk into an elections office and hand over truckloads of vote by mail envelopes with ballots inside, no questions asked, no real records kept. It amounts to an open invitation to large-scale vote buying, voter coercion, and automated forgery. AB 1921 solves no problem that cannot be solved with a simple stamp. It is now awaiting signature by the governor. More detailed information is at: https://countedascast.org/ballot-harvesting
What to do: Please contact the governor at:
* Email: https://govnews.gov.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php
* Phone: (916) 445-2841
* Fax: (916) 558-3160
* Mail: Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tell him to veto AB 1821.
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