DOCUMENTATION: 2008 - 2010 DOCUMENTATION


Petitioners' Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction (including Exhibits A and B), Mark Banfield, et al., v. Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, January 25, 2008.

Answer of Respondent to Motion to Dissolve Stay of Proceedings and for an Expedited Hearing, Mark Banfield, et al., v. Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, January 30, 2008.

Memorandum of Law of Respondent Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, in Opposition to Petitioners' Motion to Dissolve Stay of Proceedings and for an Expedited Hearing, Mark Banfield, et al., v. Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, January 30, 2008.

Letter dated January 18, 2008, from the office of Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, responding to (but arguably not really sufficiently addressing) inquiries submitted by Paul O'Hanlon, Esq.

Letter dated November 9, 2007, from Harry VanSickle, Commissioner, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, to Timothy Johnson, Allegheny County, concerning 2005 standards and EAC certification. Also attached is a statement from ES&S concerning the same. We note that this letter was handed to us on April 8, 2008, by Allan Opsitnick, Assistant County Solicitor. We are grateful to him. We had been requesting a copy of this since last year. We also note that this information was supposed to have been posted up on the Allegheny County website by January 31, 2008, per a meeting on December 12, 2007; when it was handed to us it had not been posted. We are happy to provide it here.

Email dated June 13, 2008, from Richard King to Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, concerning confusion over Allegheny County relegating to the Commonwealth what the Commonwealth has relegated to the counties.

Email from Richard King to and response from Harry VanSickle, Commissioner, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, concerning recent issues in Arkansas. Apparently our Secretary of the Commonwealth is willing to trust the ES&S company representative sent across the country at the voters' expense to say "everything is fine, it was only user error." When will we realize that we cannot trust the company with whom we have contracted for goods and services to educate us as to how bad their goods and services really are?

Letter dated June 26, 2008, from Pedro CortÚs, Secretary of the Commonwealth, to Richard King, concerning confusion over Allegheny County relegating to the Commonwealth what the Commonwealth has relegated to the counties. Although we do not wish to editorialize, we do note that the esteemed Secretary of the Commonwealth has likened the acquisition of voting systems by counties to a relay race, wherein the state passes a baton to the county, which runs with it. He also indicates that a key element the state (and, by suggestion, the counties) would look for is a change in the version number of the software. So, we might take this as a hint to vendors - if you change the software surreptitiously, remember to have it print out the same version number.

Letter of August 1, 2008, from VoteAllegheny to the Senate Rules Committee concerning S. 3212.

Pennsylvania Department of State NOTICE, August 2, 2008, concerning HAVA items - expenditures and board members.

VoteAllegheny Media Advisory, dated September 2, 2008, concerning Allegheny County Council's resolution that the Board of Elections should meet to implement software verification.

VoteAllegheny Media Advisory, dated September 8, 2008, concerning lack of certainty that our votes will be counted correctly, some reasons we should all be concerned, and Allegheny County Council's resolution that the Board of Elections should meet to implement software verification.

VoteAllegheny iVotronic Software Verification Protocol: Allegheny County Proposals, dated September 28, 2008.

VoteAllegheny Press Release, dated September 30, 2008, concerning VoteAllegheny's iVotronic Software Verification Protocol: Allegheny County Proposals.

VoteAllegheny Press Release, dated October 21, 2008, concerning the software verification contracted for by Allegheny County on the iVotronic Firmware, prior to VoteAllegheny's scrutiny of the results. We are most happy with the County's understanding and initiative, but not yet satisfied with the product.

Letter from Mark Wolosik to VoteAllegheny, dated December 17, 2008, concerning the "firmware verification" to be conducted on December 22, 2008, inviting VoteAllegheny to send a representative to witness.

Pennsylvania's New Right to Know Law, Act 3 of 2008, as signed by Gov. Edward G. Rendell on February 14, 2008, effective January 1, 2009.

VoteAllegheny and PA Verified Voting Report on Allegheny County iVotronic Firmware Verification, December 22, 2008, by David A. Eckhardt, Ph.D., and Kami Vaniea. Dated March 22, 2009.

Letter from Mark Wolosik, Division Manager, Department of Administrative Services, Elections Division, Allegheny County, inviting VoteAllegheny to send a certified representative to machine preparation on April 15, 2009. Dated April 3, 2009.

Video: Pittsburgh City Council adopts Sense of Council Resolution in favor of U.S. Representative Rush Holt's H.B. 2894, June 23, 2009. Nine minutes long, 54,000 KB. This video clip is taken from the official Pittsburgh City Council broadcast video and labelled for informational purposes only.

Video: Allegheny County Council adopts Sense of Council Resolution in favor of U.S. Representative Rush Holt's H.B. 2894, June 23, 2009. Just over four minutes long, 25,624 KB. This video clip is taken from the official Allegheny County Council broadcast video and labelled for informational purposes only.

Letter from Pedro CortÚs to VoteAllegheny, dated March 22, 2010, regarding letter requesting a meeting concerning various issues, including reporting by counties.

Letter from Mark Wolosik, Division Manager, Department of Administrative Services, Elections Division, Allegheny County, announcing firmware verification on March 24, 2010. Dated March 17, 2010.

Letter from Mark Wolosik, Division Manager, Department of Administrative Services, Elections Division, Allegheny County, inviting VoteAllegheny to send a certified representative to machine preparation on April 20, 2010. Dated April 5, 2010.

Release of August 22, 2010, concerning S.B. 252, the Voters' Choice Bill.

Letter from Mark Wolosik, Division Manager, Department of Administrative Services, Elections Division, Allegheny County, informing VoteAllegheny that machine preparation scheduled for April 20, 2010, will be indeterminedly detained, "due to the large number of legal challenges to candidates." Dated April 15, 2010.

Maryland Voting Systems Study, Final Report. Dated December 2, 2010.