(The Report of this Forum is being prepared. When edited, there will be a link here to the report.)
PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill date: August 28, 2005
FOR: Community News Director, Politics Reporter
CONTACTS: Jim Johann, 360-733-6542, email@example.com or Marian Beddill, 360-738-3151, firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum: "Double-Checking Voting Machines"
Election integrity is basic to democracy. Verifying accurate vote counting is key to voter trust in elections. New voting machines are being acquired across the country. Whatcom County will use optical scan ballots for the first time this fall.
A free public forum, "Double-Checking Voting Machines", will be held August 27th, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bellingham Public Library downstairs meeting room. (directions) Panelists with national, state and local experience will present various aspects of the issue, followed up with audience questions. Additional discussion available at 12:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages provided.
Shirley Forslof, Whatcom County AuditorForum topics include:
The role of audits to ensure accountability;Organized by Whatcom Fair Voting, a nonpartisan group dedicated to election integrity.
Whatcom Fair Votinghomepage -- directions to Library