Verified Voting Foundation

Verified Voting’s mission is “Safeguarding elections in the digital age.” We are a non-governmental organization working toward accuracy, integrity and verifiability of elections. We believe the integrity and strength of our democracy relies on citizen’s trust that each vote be counted as cast. Our primary concern lies in ensuring that the means for verifying election outcomes is in place and used for that purpose. We also focus on the reliability and security of voting systems. We connect those who are making and implementing policy that shapes how we vote to those who understand the particular risks associated with the emerging digital landscape, particularly on-line and electronic voting. The Verified Voting Foundation, Inc. is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Since its founding in 2003 by Stanford computer science professor David L. Dill, the Verified Voting Foundation has worked at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure that all votes in U.S. elections are cast and counted accurately. By bringing national attention to the need for publicly verifiable voting systems, VVF gives voice to both scientists and concerned citizens who are concerned about the challenge that paperless electronic voting presents to the ongoing integrity of elections. VVF stakeholders share a desire that technologies be employed in ways that enhance, rather than compromise, the trustworthiness of our electoral process.

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Verified Voting Foundation Projects

866-OUR-VOTE The Verified Voting Foundation is proud to be a partner in the nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition, formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Through state of the art hotlines: 1-866-OUR-VOTE and 1-888-Ve-Y-Vota, the OurVote website, and comprehensive voter protection field programs across the country, the coalition provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive voter information and advice on how they can make sure their vote is counted. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, this year’s coalition will be the largest voter protection and education effort in the nation’s history. Throughout the election process, 866-OUR-VOTE volunteers – more than 10,000 strong – will be entering data and information into OurVote Live, an interactive environment painting the most comprehensive picture of election irregularities from the perspective of the voter available anywhere. Visit the 866-OUR-VOTE Website

 

Counting Votes 2012Counting Votes: A State by State Look at Election Preparedness In July, 2012, The Verified Voting Foundation, the Rutgers Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic and Common Cause released a report that surveyed states’ voting equipment and ranked the states according to their preparedness. The report reviews how prepared each state is to ensure that every eligible voter can vote, and that every vote is counted as cast. Because we cannot predict where machines will fail during the upcoming national election, every state should be as prepared as possible for system failures. Read More

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The Verifier Over the past several election cycles, researchers, reporters, and concerned citizens have come to rely on the Verified Voting’s database of information about voting equipment used in US elections. The Verifier is an interactive map that find detailed information about voting equipment used in every jurisdiction in the country. We also provide an overview and detailed information pages available on our voting equipment page.

Resolution on Electronic Voting Thousands of citizens concerned about the accuracy and integrity of our elections have signed VerifiedVoting’s Resolution on Electronic voting.

Read the Resolution and add your endorsement!

Governance

The Verified Voting Foundation, Inc. is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our EIN is 20-0765743. Contributions to the Verified Voting Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Please donate to support our important work.

Verified Voting Foundation Articles of Incorporation (PDF)

Verified Voting Foundation Bylaws (PDF)

Verified Voting Foundation IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (PDF)

Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Accommodation Policy

The Verified Voting Foundation holds diversity as a core organizational value and seeks to incorporate diversity in all organizational programs and facilities. The Verified Voting Foundation encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please make an inquiry to the contact listed below before your visit or participation.

The Verified Voting Foundation is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by organizational policy or by local, state, or federal authorities. It is the policy of the organization to maintain an environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Verified Voting Foundation prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, health status (HIV/AIDS/Cancer), personal appearance, familial status, citizenship, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated at the Verified Voting Foundation.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination and accommodation policy to: Verified Voting Foundation PO Box 4104, Carlsbad, CA 92018 Tel.+1 760-434-VOTE (8683) Fax +1 321-600-6860 Email info@verifiedvoting.org

Website Credits

This website was designed and built by Radical DesignsBlohm Creative Partners, and Verified Voting.

Front Page Image Credits: “Indiana Early Voting” AP/Michael Conroy; “Paper Prophets” Aurich Dawson, posted at Ars Tecnica; “Political Ads” Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis; “Binary Code”, stock image; Icons by Nika Korniyenko, ArtNika.com.

Much of the content on this website was excerpted with permission from two sources: Counting Votes 2012: A State by State Look at Voting Technology Preparedness, Verified Voting Foundation, Common Cause, and Rutgers School of Law, 2012; and Douglas W. Jones and Barbara Simons, Broken Ballots, 2012. We are grateful to all who contributed to this website.

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