March 26, 2009
Ms. Gineen Beach, Chairwoman
Election Assistance Commission
1225 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Dear Chairwoman Beach:
The attached email was submitted as testimony for the March 17th public hearing on Voter Registration Databases. Will you please publish the email on the Meeting page on the Commission’s website? See: http://www.eac.gov/News/meetings/03-17-09-public-meeting-washington-d-c
There is some background here. I have requested, multiple times, to be included in the Commission’s announcements list, but have not received notices. When I discovered the March 17th meeting I immediately submitted the attached. It was sent at 4:58 PM MST, but failed to arrive by 5:00 PM EST. Consequently your staff has refused to include the letter in the record.
As you can see, the letter is brief, to the point, and contains disturbing facts that need to be addressed by the Commission.
I hope that the Commission will take this matter seriously, investigate the facts, and intercede in behalf of the people.
From: Al Kolwicz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 4:58 PM
Cc: Barbara Simons; Colorado Voter Group; Bernie Buescher - Colorado SOS
Subject: TESTIMONY for March 17th EAC meeting - Reviewing HAVA Mandated Guidance
Dear EAC Chair and Members:
Colorado’s voter registration database system and procedures are corrupt. Colorado uses SCORE II.
We have reported specific defects, with exact records illustrating the defects.
We have filed a HAVA Complaint, using the official procedures, with the Colorado Secretary of State and the Department of Justice. A portion of the complaint is posted on the Secretary of State’s website at: http://www.elections.colorado.gov/WWW/default/HAVA/Complaints/Kolwicz%20Final%20Determination%2001-12-09.pdf
Our request for a public hearing, provided for in the law, has been denied. DOJ/Voting Rights did not accept our plea for help.
Our evidence has been brushed off, and not given serious attention.
Without any question whatsoever, the SCORE system used in Colorado does not comply with HAVA. And, there is no way to hold those accountable to take responsibility and fix the problems.
What does the EAC think is supposed to happen?
Does EAC consider that it has a role in ensuring compliance with HAVA?
Will EAC help us?
Colorado Voter Group