To champion reliable and publicly verifiable elections in the United States.
Founded in 2004 by David Dill, a computer science professor at Stanford University, Verified Voting consists of two organizations: the Verified Voting Foundation, which supports publicly verifiable election systems, particularly the use of a voter-verified paper ballot; and VerifiedVoting.org, a lobbying organization whose Web site informs the public about problems related to reliance on electronic voting machines to record and count votes without the backup of a voter-verifiable audit trail. The organization also highlights solutions to the problems and suggests actions voters can take to ensure accurate vote counts in future elections.
Outstanding Web Features:
The VerifiedVoting.org site features maps that enable visitors to locate the voting technology used in their state or county, and obtain contact information for election administrators, and states with paper ballot requirements. It also provides information about e-voting technology, current legislation, lobbying efforts at the federal and state and local levels, ways to take action, newsletters, and other resources. At the Verified Voting Foundation site, users can access information on litigation and the Election Transparency Project.