Category Archives: PURCHASING

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About Purchasing

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Purchasing is the act of procuring goods, services or works from an external source. Public purchases should be: • Needed • Of good quality • Purchased at the best possible cost. Public bodies often put out an “RFP” (Request for Purchase), or bid process in which companies must submit a proposed request, all using the same requirements, and generally unable to see…

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2013-04-23: (CA) Testimony by Tom Courbat opposing Internet voting bill

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Here is an example of carefully researched, professional, and articulate advocacy: Testimony by Tom Courbat before the California Assembly Elections Committee opposing AB 19, an Internet voting bill. My name is Tom Courbat. I am the former Finance Director for Riverside County, California and am a 100% disabled Army veteran. I have been monitoring elections for seven (7) years and was…

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2005-10-14: (GA) Software Slows Vote Counting

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(Original article 10/14/2005) According to a report by the Associated Press1 which raises more questions than it answers, new software was incorporated into Georgia’s Diebold touch-screen voting system in Spring 2005, slowing down the count for as much as 24 hours. The AP reports: Ballot-counting in next month’s Georgia elections may be slowed by security software, some local officials say….

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2013-12-15 (Kenya) Elections in Kenya

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Kenya’s March 2013 election was marred by significant irregularities. The installed president, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Deputy President William Ruto have both been charged with crimes against humanity for their alleged roles in 2007-08 post-election violence. RATINGS Freedom: “Partly free” rating 3.5 on a scale of 1-6, with 6 being least free.1 Election Risk: Very High, rated 8.5 on a scale…

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2013-04-23 (WY) – Some Wyoming voting machine maintenance costs double, triple

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While going through Black Box Voting archived materials from 2002-2013, I found several old items for which the links are now dead. When possible, I’ve tried to locate working links; in the case below, now I’ve got questions. The original link led to notes from the Minutes of the Proceedings, Board of County Commissioners, for Laramie County Wyoming, which are…

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2006-08-24 (WY) – Wyoming buys voting machines

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Wyoming bought electronic voting machines in 2006, funded by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Archived from the Billings Gazette, published Aug. 21, 2006: 1 CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Voters in several Wyoming counties will find new and unfamiliar voting machines when they go to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election. Laramie County Clerk Debra Lathrop said voters in her county…

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Launching e-voting in the USA: Some names, organizations involved

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Aug. 20, 2005 – Some history on The Election Center, and some of the people and organizations involved with launching electronic voting in the United States. This post is archived from an old blackboxvoting.org forum. People working for The Election Center Thomas R. Wilkey from New York1 (New York was the last state to update it’s election laws to reflect the…

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