Free, honest, fair and transparent elections are vitally
important. Whether you oppose the Iraq War, global
warming or environmental degradation, or support
universal health care, a decent minimum wage or fair
immigration policies, but: CHANGE ISN’T POSSIBLE UNLESS
YOUR VOTE IS COUNTED!
may well be a watershed year for elections in America. Ensuring that
the will of the people is expressed through the ballot is vitally
Democracy in America is under attack! This threat does not originate in
far-off lands we only visit on television - nor is it being perpetrated
by fanatics whose ideology we can barely comprehend. This attack is
being mounted right here at home, by right-wing radicals and
corporations that want to control our votes, aided and abetted by a
compliant media and corrupt politicians.
Your organization needs to be involved in election integrity. Why not ask the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project to provide a speaker for your next
meeting? We can tailor a presentation especially for you, including films,
information about how protecting the vote can further your
organization's aims and objectives, and a moderator to lead a lively
For more information, contact Caroline Gibbons at the IBIP Speakers Bureau.
film by Emmy award-winning
director David Earnhardt examines in factual,
logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change
election outcomes and undermine election integrity across
the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians,
experienced election officials provide the irrefutable
UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election
fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to
even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled
threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This
controversial feature length
View the trailer here:
Stealing America: Vote by Vote, the new feature-length documentary by EMMY-winning, OSCAR-nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman.|
The film documents significant irregularities in the Presidential
election of 2004 while underscoring the fact that election fraud and
reform are not partisan issues. The film weaves together dramatic
behind-the-scenes experiences of poll workers, computer security
experts, journalists, politicians,
activists and voters of all ages. We hear from those who feel their
communities were targeted for intimidation during the election,
side by side with descriptions of irregular machine counts, in which
the number of votes tallied
don't equal the number of votes cast.
NOW: See the FULL movie HERE!
To request a showing of this film: CLICK HERE!
||When more than half of
Americans are not confident votes are counted accurately -- that's an
intolerable condition for a democracy. Help America Vote . . . On Paper
explores how America has reached this crisis. The short film (18:10)
finds that much of the uncertainty and persistent controversy
surrounding past elections is rooted in the sheer number of lost votes,
flipped votes, and breakdowns occurring on the growing number of costly
electronic voting machines used throughout America.
Under the guise of mandating accessibility
for disabled voters, the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is forcing a
wholesale shift in how our votes are cast and counted --
just in time for the 2006 elections. You'll see governors on both sides
of the aisle
touch-screen DREs in favor of paper ballots, optically scanned or hand
counted, as the only way to allow for meaningful audits and recounts.
This 2006 film, a project of the Ecological Options Network in
collaboration with Main Street Moms, highlights a deep history of
success in past voting rights movements, and lays out next steps for
restoring basic accountability and integrity to American elections.
To request a showing of this film: CLICK HERE!
learn how touch screen voting threatens democracy in America as
unreliable, inaccurate and insecure computers, manufactured and
operated by private companies, have been embraced by election officials
with $4 billion in taxpayer dollars.
Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Voter Fraudproduced
and directed by William Gazecki, director of the Academy-Award
nominated documentary, WACO: The Rules of Engagement, examines the
dangers of paperless electronic touch screen machines that count the
majority of votes in America. This 50-minute documentary features
computer experts Dr. David Dill of Stanford and Dr. Avi Rubin of Johns
Hopkins with voter activist Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.org and
Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ).
examines the dangers of paperless electronic touch screen machines that
counted the majority of votes in the 2004 election. This 35-minute
documentary features voting activist Bev Harris, author of Black BoxVoting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century.
If you have a group that's interested in having a showing of Invisible Ballots, or Votergate, IBIP
will be happy to provide the DVD, handouts and an experienced moderator
to introduce the film
and lead a discussion afterwards. All you have to supply is a DVD
player, a large screen (or projection) TV and, of course, the audience.
To schedule a showing, send us an e-mail.
information, check the Board's Public Notices.
Note that the Board meets in special session as well and hold
telephonic meetings which can be monitored from either their office at
the Thompson Center or Headquarters in Springfield. To contact the
Board by e-mail
Click HERE. Minutes of previous Board meetings may be found HERE.
The Illinois State Board of Elections SBOE
meets regularly once a month, with meetings held alternately in Chicago
James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 14-100, Chicago, IL
60601, (312) 814-6440, and in Springfield at the Board's Headquarters,
1020 South Spring Street,
Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 782-5959. In 2007, regular meetings will be
held in Chicago in odd months (eg. Jan), in Springfield, even months
(eg. Feb).For the latest