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Another member of Calif. task force.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ahern, Sylvia <sylvia.ahern@sterling.com>
To: 'Kim Alexander' <kimalex@netcom.com>; Charles, Alfie

>I, too, will be unable to attend. And like Kim, I have changed my attitude.
Dave Jefferson's research and insights have convinced me of the reality of
the risks. With some much money and power at stake, the likelihood of
digital "dirty tricks" looms larger to me now than it did on election day,
when I only thought: "Why can't I do this Online???!!!"
>Sylvia Ahern
>Sterling Software
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>Redwood City CA 94065
>650 631-2207 (voice)
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kim Alexander [mailto:kimalex@netcom.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 4:29 PM
>To: Charles, Alfie
>Cc: Alfie Charles; Bernard Soriano; Bob Yudkin; Brian Gangler; Cameron
>O'Rourke; David Jefferson; Dwight Beattie; Jacquie Canfield; James
>Wayman; Jim Adler; Jim Cunneen; John Mott-Smith; Jonathan Nagler; Kaye
>Caldwell; Larry Sokol; Linda O. Valenty; Mark Reynolds; Michael Alvarez;
>Mikel Haas; Pam Giarrizzo; Pete Adlerberg; Peter Pursely; Peter Schmidt;
>Philip Muller; Rodota, Joseph D; Roger Dao; Rom Lopez; Stacey Morgan;
>Steve Cunningham; Steve Knecht; Sylvia Ahern; Thad Howard; Tim Draper;
>Tom Hill; Warren Slocum
>Subject: tomorrow's meeting
>Hi everyone,
>I'm sorry I won't be able to join you for tomorrow's Internet Voting Task
>Force meeting -- I'm teaching a summer school course at UC Davis and
>tomorrow is my second day of class.  I hope the meeting goes well, and
>appreciate all the hard work that Alfie and both subcommittees have been
>doing over the past few months.
>This has been a real learning experience for me, and I thought the rest
>of the task force might be interested to know that my personal feeling on
>Internet voting has changed from initially being generally supportive,
>with reservations, to now being generally opposed, but keeping an open
>What I find most troubling about the prospect of online voting is voting
>in the workplace -- this is a radical change in the voting process.  The
>potential for employers to compromise the secrecy of their employees'
>ballot, or worse, to coerce voters to vote a certain way in the workplace
>via the Internet leads me to conclude that we should put the breaks on
>Internet voting, and not push it forward.
>I am speaking here only for myself, and not as a representative of the
>California Voter Foundation.  CVF does not have a formal position on this
>issue yet.  I appreciate your considering my opinions, and wish you all
>the best of luck with tomorrow's meeting! -- Kim
>:::: Kim Alexander, President ::::
>:: California Voter Foundation :::
>::::::: kimalex@calvoter.org :::::
>:::: http://www.calvoter.org :::::
>:::::::: (916) 325-2120 ::::::::::
>On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Charles, Alfie wrote:
>> Just a reminder that the next meeting the full Internet Voting Task Force
>> scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, August 12, 1999 from 10:00 - 3:00 at
>> Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters' office in San Jose.
>> The address is 1555 Berger Dr, Building #2, San Jose.  Directions and a
>> are available on the Internet Voting web page at www.ss.ca.gov/ivote
>> userid: ivote
>> password: ivote
>> Roger Dao's phone number at the registrar's office is 408-299-8302
>> I plan to open tomorrow's meeting with a full task force discussion
>> regarding the format of the report and then break up into subcommittees.
>> I am in the process of combining the notes of the Practical Issues
>> with the draft report from the Technical Committee to build a cohesive
>> organized document for the final report.  I hope to have at least an
>> of that report out to the group this afternoon and will try to get a more
>> extensive document to you tomorrow.
>> --Alfie