10 STEPS TOWARD ELECTION REFORM

 

1)    IMPARTIAL ELECTORAL INSTITUTIONS

2)   TRANSPARENT PUBLIC COUNTING OF THE VOTES; POSSIBLE REFORMS INCLUDE:

- REPLACE VOTING MACHINES WITH VOTER-MARKED HAND-COUNTED PAPER BALLOTS

- OR DO BOTH MACHINE COUNTS & 100% HAND COUNTS

- ACCESS TO BALLOT IMAGES

- PHOTOGRAPH BALLOTS PUBLICLY AND ITEMIZE BALLOTS ONLINE

3)   WHERE MACHINE ARE IN USE - VOTER-MARKED PAPER BALLOTS, REAL SECURITY & MEANINGFUL AUDITS

4)   UNIVERSAL VOTER REGISTRATION

5)   PUBLIC FINANCING OF CAMPAIGNS

6)  CIVICS GRADES 3 - 12(emphasize participation and multiple points of view)

7)   3RD PARTY DEBATE & BALLOT ACCESS

8)  MODIFY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

9)  RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO EX-FELONS

  10) MANDATE ISSUE-BASED COVERAGE ON NETWORKS