That was then. This is now: Black Box Voting 2.0

2006. 2016. 2021. As you can see, we're still in the same boat. We've revamped this site for 2021. BlackBoxVoting 2.0 will combine legacy research from Bev Harris, who developed the original in 2003, with current work by a growing citizen talent pool. The site is now jointly administered by Bennie Smith, a computer programmer and  election commissioner for…
Bev Harris
January 6, 2021

The Case of Dr. Laura Pressley – A Study in Texas Election Law

By Bev Harris and Jim Keller Human beings rely on one another for reality testing. Consensus is sometimes used to imply truth, but consensus is a dubious approach if a result is false. Election results can become false through error, outside “hacking,” or inside manipulation. The Texas legislature addressed election fraud as a concern when it passed laws to require…
Bev Harris
June 14, 2017

Actions: The Brakey Method

Put the brakes on "mystery elections" once and for all. A simple 3-step method places public elections back under public control. THE BRAKEY METHOD Preserve and make public the "ballot images" -- Modern voting systems take a picture of every ballot, called a "ballot image." Peg the ballot image to the actual ballot using a unique ID number (not connected…
Bev Harris
November 15, 2016

About Advocacy

Advocacy aims to influence decisions, engaging in a series of actions to change "what is" into a "what should be." There are several approaches to advocacy. SEE ADVOCACY EXAMPLES   Advocacy strategies can: - Question the way policy is administered - Open up space for public argumentation. - Influence agendas by raising significant issues - Target political systems that are…
Bev Harris
December 14, 2015

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

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…
Bev Harris
December 1, 2015

2014/03/11 (CA) How to increase voter list accuracy and transparency in California

Black Box Voting remarks submitted for California 3/11/14 meeting on Senate Select Committee on Science, Innovation and Public Policy To: Senator Padilla From: Black Box Voting Submitted March 11, 2014 I am the director of Black Box Voting, a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan election transparency organization. I respectfully submit the following remarks for the meeting of the Senate Select Committee on…
Bev Harris
March 19, 2014

2014/01/11 (AK) Concerns about potential procedural changes for Anchorage elections

Letter of concern pertaining to three potential procedural changes pending for Anchorage, the electoral region which dominates the state of Alaska, and controls most of Alaska's vote-counting equipment. (Result: Right to observe and use mobile devices was preserved after proposed rollback of rights.) Black Box Voting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public education and research organization for election transparency. From: Bev…
Bev Harris
January 11, 2014