Aug 4, 2009
Contact: Alan Dechert, 916-772-5360
President, Open Voting Consortium
4941 Forest Creek Way, Granite Bay, CA 95746
GRANITE BAY, CA -- The California Democratic Council has asked Open Voting Consortium to provide the voting system for their September 27th Executive Board Elections in San Diego. This will be the most important demonstration OVC has done of their voting system so far. Hundreds of political movers and shakers will be trying out the system.
California Democratic Council President Henry Vandermeir made the request, and said that they will be voting for president, secretary, treasurer, and controller. Endorsements for statewide political offices and policies will be included in the Sep 27th elections. OVC will provide a booth for disabled access.
The idea initially came out of a casual conversation between OVC stalwart Brent Turner and Mr. Vandermeir. Mr. Turner said, "People in the Democratic Party frequently tell me they would like to try out the Open Voting Consortium voting system. I am delighted that they will have a chance to do that."
"This is an important step for OVC," said OVC president, Alan Dechert. "We are moving closer all the time to having a system that can replace existing flawed, secretive and proprietary voting systems for public elections."
Besides this large demonstration in September, OVC has other smaller but important demonstrations to give to election officials around the state of California over the next month.
Open Voting Consortium is a nonprofit organization that develops and promotes free and open source software for the conduct of public elections.