The following is the invitation to the 04 Jun 2014 meeting. Videos and snapshots are on the main project page Election Snaphot Review
COPS ELECTION OVERSIGHT TEAM -- ELECTION SNAPSHOT REVIEW
We had a pretty good meeting on Thursday, May 29, to go over the Election Snapshot Review we will be implementing at this election.
If you are interested in helping, the time required for this project is really minimal for the large resulting effect. Although this is not that critical of an election, it will be important for us to fully implement the procedure and get ready to do it again in November.
- If you did not make it to the meeting on May 29, feel free to join us on June 4. try to come a bit early and I will catch you up on the whole process.
- This procedure takes only a few hours and can detect central tabulator manipulations which can flip elections from one candidate to the other.
The next meeting is:
- WHEN the day after the election, Wednesday, June 4, 11:00 am to about 12:30 pm (about 1.5 hours, at the most),
- WHERE: The Registrar of Voters, 5600 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92123
- WHAT: We are doing step two of the oversight process, listed below:
The steps in the oversight procedure are:
- Send a letter to the Registrar of Voters informing them of our requirements (sent on May 15)
- we received confirmation that they will be cooperative with our oversight requirements on May 28.
- Meet at the Registrar of Voters office at 5600 Overland Ave the day after the election. At this meeting we will:
- Pick up a CD with a full snapshot of the election as of the counting on election night.
- Assist with and ensure the random selection of precincts for the 1% manual tally.
- THIS IS THE STEP WE WILL DO ON JUNE 4. We will also fully video record the actions we take at this step.
- We will also download the report of the current results of the election
- On June 9th, they will start the 1% manual tally.
- We will visit the Registrar's office again and witness and video record the start of this process and some of the actual tallying.
- Access the 1% Manual tally report, and create our oversight report.
- If we detect manipulation of the election, will pursue it at this point, probably in the courts.
The reality is that if we perform this oversight process, they will not risk being caught manipulating the election. We want to fully document this process so it can be used in other counties that use similar procedures, paper ballots, and perform a 1% manual tally.
Hope to see you on June 4th!
- Ray Lutz