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EFF Releases Voting Machine Quick Reference Guides

PRESS RELEASE
September 22, 2004

San Francisco, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation released the results of research conducted jointly with the Verified Voting Foundation and American Families United into the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular models of e-voting machines. Organized into one-page quick reference guides, this research gives users critical information about widely deployed machines such as the Diebold Accuvote TS and the ESS iVotronic. In the guides, EFF takes users through a step-by-step process for using each model properly, and lists problems people have had with the machines in past elections. The voting machine quick reference guides represent one of the nation's first Consumer Reports-style analyses of several different types of e-voting machines.

"It's extremely important that people vote, despite any concerns that they have about new voting machines," said EFF Staff Attorney Matt Zimmerman. "The more people know about the voting machines they'll be using, the better prepared they'll be on election day." It's estimated that one-third of the country will be using e-voting machines in the upcoming Presidential Election.

Contact:

Matt Zimmerman
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
mattz@eff.org

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