Moving On

After five years as Executive Director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting (NYVV), the time has come to pass the baton on to others. As before, I remain intensely interested in Election Integrity and fully intend to remain an active and passionate advocate for the movement. I’m leaving my current role at NYVV in order to focus on national Election Integrity issues and to pursue several projects I’ve had on the back burner for a long, long time.

The position of NYVV’s Executive Director will be taken over by my friend, colleague and frequent co-author Wanda Warren Berry. I know that NYVV couldn’t be in better hands than Wanda’s, who has been a leader in Central New York and a long time member of NYVV’s Board of Directors.

Our work is far from over, and I will carry on monitoring and commenting on New York State’s transition to new voting systems and other Election Integrity issues.  To this end, I’ll continue to serve as NYVV’s Technical Advisor and Media Representative. I will also continue as the League of Women Voters of New York State’s representative on the Citizen Election Modernization Advisory Committee (CEMAC). By law, the Committee’s mandate is to:

“… have access to each machine or system submitted for examination and assist the state board of elections in the examination of the voting machines or systems pursuant to this section by recommending which machines or systems meet the requirements of section 7- 202 of this title and the federal Help America Vote Act…”

Founding and leading NYVV for these last five years has been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I was inspired by the thousands of New Yorkers who took up our cause and spoke out for auditable, verifiable elections, and stuck with it for five long years as we fought and won against seemingly impossible odds.

I am very proud to have been part of this awesome grassroots citizens movement that proved, once again, that a small group of thoughtful people can indeed change the world.

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