Statement of Purpose

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan civic organization dedicated to the correction of election system deficiencies and to ensuring fair, accurate, and completely transparent elections.

Fundamental to election integrity is the inscribing of all votes (whether by hand or by machine) on durable paper ballots which are easily handled and verified by the individual voter. The voter’s paper ballot shall be the only official ballot for purposes of casting, tallying, counting, audit and recount.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is to inform and educate the public, media and government officials about important election-integrity issues and to promote the adoption of legislation and policies designed to secure the democratic process.

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is organized as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Illinois.

Membership in the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is open to any United States citizen.

Policy and financial decisions of the
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project are vested in its Officers and Board of Directors which consists of the following individuals:

Melisa Urda  

Clare Tobin  

Roy Lipscomb  

Roy Lipscomb  


Beverley Walter  

The Illinois Ballot Integrity Project, Inc. is organized under the laws of the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation. Official corporate business of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project, Inc. is conducted by the organization's seven-person Board of Directors listed above, in accordance with the provisions of IBIP's ByLaws .

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