Friday, November 6, 2009

VIP Survey of County BOE


The cover letter and survey instrument pasted here were mailed the second week of November.

This initial distribution to a small number of county BOEs is intended to be a trial application which we hope will help us further refine the instrument in preparation for a larger survey.


The cover letter:

The Voting Integrity Project
A public interest initiative of The Peacemakers of Schoharie County
P.O. Box 214, Cobleskill, NY 12043

10 November 2009

«Dem EC», «Commissioner»
«Rep EC», «Commissioner»
«City» «State + Zip»

Re: Local Boards of Elections Survey

Election Commissioners,

The Peacemakers of Schoharie County is an all volunteer non-partisan citizen organization dedicated to promoting peace and social justice which has been active for over twenty years. The Voting Integrity Project of the Peacemakers has worked for more trustworthy elections for the past four years and is most recognized for support of paper ballot voting and opposition to unauditable electronic voting machines.

The Voting Integrity Project is initiating this survey of a small number of County Boards of Elections to document administration practices, department resources and public accessibility. Your Board Of Elections has been selected for this survey because of your county’s population demographics.

This initial survey will be limited to several low population counties to test the serviceability of the survey instrument and to evaluate the potential for a more expansive inquiry in the future.

We hope you will not find our brief questionnaire too time consuming or intrusive. We have kept it short so as to not substantially interfere with your duties. A survey report will be provided to each of the participants as soon as it becomes available.

Please contact us with any questions you might have. We encourage you to provide commentary on the survey itself if you wish. Write us at: .

Thank you for your cooperation,

Wayne R. Stinson, Coordinator

The Survey