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Testimony needed on SB 79 - Verification Bill
 
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YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE ELECTION INTEGRITY IN NH - 
SUBMIT TESTIMONY ON SB 79!


 

"Under the NH Constitution, Part 2 Art 32, the moderator is required to sort and count votes in open meeting and make a public declaration thereof. As town moderator, I am not comfortable with certifying the accuracy of a vote count based on blindly accepting the readout from a voting machine that uses proprietary software without doing some kind of verification, after the election, but before certifying the results that the machine has worked as intended. I will continue to fight for the right of the people of Derry to know that their votes were counted accurately."  Derry Moderator, Malia Till

 

 

Please join NHCRN in standing up for election integrity and one of our most basic civil rights, our right to vote and have our vote counted accurately.

 

The Moderator’s right to verify the machine count bill SB 79 will be heard in the Senate at 9 a.m. on  Monday, Jan 25.
 
Mary Till's (Derry Moderator) testimony will focus on the obligation of elected officials to uphold the NH Constitution which clearly states that votes shall be counted in public by the moderator on election night.  She will then discuss why a machine tape is not evidence of a public count and that a moderator’s public random verification count of paper ballots compared to the machine count can fulfill that requirement.  She will only have a few minutes to testify and there is so much to be said.  So other testimonies are needed to address (either written or spoken) other key points.
 
Other key points: 
  • The need for verification counts and/or audits as testified by various cyber security experts, the Kobach Committee in 2017, and Electronic Ballot Counting Device Advisory Commttee in 2009. I have attached a link to a variety of affidavits from cyber security experts. The link includes Barbara Glassman’s testimony to the House in 2018 regarding the Kobach commission recommendation for audits.  The Senate has not heard this testimony so Barbara, feel free to submit it again.  The link includes the recommendations of the EBCDAC regarding post election audits. On the link go to the section entitled Expert Calls for Audit of Verification Counts. I suggest you read “A Testimony on SB 109 first .  It references key paragraphs in the expert testimony so you will not have to read through the entire affidavit to find key points.
  • Gardner’s many objections
  • Response to key questions about the bill.  See Q&A on verification bills in this link.
Pick any of these topics or your own.  You can submit written or verbal testimony.  The documents in the link will help to prepare such statements.  
 
Additionally, anyone not wanting to testify can register their support for the bill, without giving any reason and should absolutely do so.
 
Members of the public may attend using the following links:
1. Link to Zoom Webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92828968381
2. To listen via telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
1-301-715-8592, or 1-312-626-6799 or 1-929-205-6099, or 1-253-215-8782, or 1-346-248-7799, or 1-669-900-
6833
3. Or iPhone one-tap: US: 16465588656, 92828968381# or 13017158592, 92828968381#
4. Webinar ID: 928 2896 8381
5. To view/listen to this hearing on YouTube, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBZdtrjRnQdmg-2MPMiWrA
6. To sign in to speak, register your position on a bill and/or submit testimony, use this link: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/remotecommittee/senate.aspx
 

"A simple verification count at the district level on election night taking 1 to 2 hours, will give confidence in these higher level races that the machines are working exactly as intended without the time and expense involved in a state wide recount." Derry Moderator, Mary Till

 
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