VIP Letter to Secretary of State Cortes-Vasquez
17 November 2008
NYS Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez,
First Deputy Secretary of State Daniel Shapiro,
General Counsel Susan Watson,
New York State Department of State
99 Washington Avenue, 11th Floor
Albany, New York 12231
We recently learned of Governor Patterson’s directive for your department to assess the voting process in New York State. We hope to contribute to this effort.
The Peacemakers Voting Integrity Project has been active in the election integrity struggle for the past few years joining with the many other groups advocating for the paper ballot voting system for New York State.
We have enclosed three documents which reflect the current position of The Voting Integrity Project. These writings outline what we have identified as a significant structural problem of New York’s election administration and a suggestion for a partial mitigation of the fault.
We hope our contribution will be helpful in the fulfillment of the Governor’s directive. Please feel free to contact us should you require more information.
For the Voting Integrity Project,
Wayne Stinson, Coordinator
Enclosures: Voting Machine Position Statements, Citizen Advisory Board for Election Administration argument