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Citizen Audits!

(The original website, www.CountTheBallots.org, that contained Citizen Audit information and forms was taken down several years ago. The following WaybackMachine website works, but some of the links on it don't and the meetup is no longer active. We'll try to reconstitute the information as soon as possible. Lynn Landes Feb 2, 2021)

USE https://web.archive.org/web/20160323125337/http:/www.counttheballots.org/audits.htm or see below:

 

CITIZEN AUDITS!  IT'S THE CLOSEST THING TO DIRECT EVIDENCE. 

Oct 20: PRESS RELEASE, CountTheBallots (CTB) Calls for 'Citizen Audits' On Election Day -  Warns of Widespread Fraud

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Hi, I'm Lynn Landes, founder of CountTheBallots.org.  I want to encourage you to conduct a Citizen Audit at your poll on Election Day.  Election Day audits, pre-election surveys, and exit polls give us an idea of trouble spots, areas where the audit results vary widely from officials results.  As a result, Post Election audits can then be organized in targeted precincts.  Citizen Audits are not just for this election, but for every primary and general election in the future.  Why?  Because the way Americans currently conduct elections leaves our voting system wide open to election fraud, particularly by unscrupulous election officials and voting machine company employees. 

Why not rely on government audits or recounts to catch mistakes or fraud?  History has shown that government-controlled audits lack integrity.  And, in many states, recounts only occur if the election is close.  What that means, to those who want to steal votes, is to rig elections by a wide enough margin that a recount will not be triggered.   In addition, recounts inherently lack integrity.  By the time a recount occurs, unscrupulous election officials have had plenty of time to tamper with the results.  So, it's up to local citizens to do what they can to verify election results.

Since 2005, several groups of volunteers in Florida, California, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have conducted differing types of Citizen Audits, formerly called, Parallel Elections (see group list). Some groups collect additional data, such as party, age, sex, race, etc..  CountTheBallots.org prefers to stay focused on election results only.

Citizen Audit / Parallel Election articles:

Summary: http://www.thelandesreport.com/ToCongress1.htm

http://www.thelandesreport.com/NewHampshirePrimary.htm

http://www.thelandesreport.com/2006MidtermElections.htm
http://www.thelandesreport.com/FirstParallelElection.htm
http://www.thelandesreport.com/PlanB.htm

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF AUDITS:  


PURPOSE OF THE 'ELECTION DAY' AUDIT:

  verify election results
  document complaints
  
demonstrate how to run a transparent election.



ELECTION DAY AUDIT 'tool kit'
(Note: If you decide against doing an audit on election day, then consider distributing a GENERAL FLYER when voters leave the polls.


AUDIT POSTER/FLYER: 
doc / pdf

 

AUDIT TOOL KIT: (adjust to your own needs)

HOW TO CONDUCT A CITIZEN AUDIT AT THE POLLS?  IT'S EASY!