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Free, honest, fair and transparent elections are vitally important. Whether you oppose the Iraq War, global warming or environmental degradation, or support universal health care, a decent minimum wage or fair immigration policies, but:   CHANGE ISN’T POSSIBLE UNLESS YOUR VOTE IS COUNTED!

2008 may well be a watershed year for elections in America. Ensuring that the will of the people is expressed through the ballot is vitally important. Democracy in America is under attack! This threat does not originate in far-off lands we only visit on television - nor is it being perpetrated by fanatics whose ideology we can barely comprehend. This attack is being mounted right here at home, by right-wing radicals and corporations that want to control our votes, aided and abetted by a compliant media and corrupt politicians.

Your organization needs to be involved in election integrity. Why not ask the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project to provide a speaker for your next meeting? We can tailor a presentation especially for you, including films, information about how protecting the vote can further your organization's aims and objectives, and a moderator to lead a lively discussion.

For more information, contact Caroline Gibbons at the IBIP Speakers Bureau.

Available Films

UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length
film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof.

View the trailer here:



Stealing America: Vote by Vote, the new feature-length documentary by EMMY-winning, OSCAR-nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman.

The film documents significant irregularities in the Presidential election of 2004 while underscoring the fact that election fraud and reform are not partisan issues. The film weaves together dramatic behind-the-scenes experiences of poll workers, computer security experts, journalists, politicians, activists and voters of all ages. We hear from those who feel their communities were targeted for intimidation during the election, side by side with descriptions of irregular machine counts, in which the number of votes tallied don't equal the number of votes cast. NOW:  See the FULL movie HERE!

To request a showing of this film:  CLICK HERE!

When more than half of Americans are not confident votes are counted accurately -- that's an intolerable condition for a democracy. Help America Vote . . . On Paper explores how America has reached this crisis. The short film (18:10) finds that much of the uncertainty and persistent controversy surrounding past elections is rooted in the sheer number of lost votes, flipped votes, and breakdowns occurring on the growing number of costly electronic voting machines used throughout America.

Under the guise of mandating accessibility for disabled voters, the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is forcing a wholesale shift in how our votes are cast and counted -- just in time for the 2006 elections. You'll see governors on both sides of the aisle

condemning touch-screen DREs in favor of paper ballots, optically scanned or hand counted, as the only way to allow for meaningful audits and recounts. This 2006 film, a project of the Ecological Options Network in collaboration with Main Street Moms, highlights a deep history of success in past voting rights movements, and lays out next steps for restoring basic accountability and integrity to American elections.

To request a showing of this film:  CLICK HERE!

Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Voter Fraudproduced and directed by William Gazecki, director of the Academy-Award nominated documentary, WACO: The Rules of Engagement, examines the dangers of paperless electronic touch screen machines that count the majority of votes in America. This 50-minute documentary features computer experts Dr. David Dill of Stanford and Dr. Avi Rubin of Johns Hopkins with voter activist Bev Harris of and Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ).
You'll learn how touch screen voting threatens democracy in America as unreliable, inaccurate and insecure computers, manufactured and operated by private companies, have been embraced by election officials with $4 billion in taxpayer dollars.

Votergate examines the dangers of paperless electronic touch screen machines that counted the majority of votes in the 2004 election. This 35-minute documentary features voting activist Bev Harris, author of Black BoxVoting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century.

If you have a group that's interested in having a showing of Invisible Ballots, or Votergate, IBIP will be happy to provide the DVD, handouts and an experienced moderator to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. All you have to supply is a DVD player, a large screen (or projection) TV and, of course, the audience. To schedule a showing, send us an e-mail.

The Illinois State Board of Elections SBOE meets regularly once a month, with meetings held alternately in Chicago at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 14-100, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 814-6440, and in Springfield at the Board's Headquarters, 1020 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 782-5959. In 2007, regular meetings will be held in Chicago in odd months (eg. Jan), in Springfield, even months (eg. Feb).For the latest
information, check the Board's Public Notices. Note that the Board meets in special session as well and hold telephonic meetings which can be monitored from either their office at the Thompson Center or Headquarters in Springfield. To contact the Board by e-mail Click HERE. Minutes of previous Board meetings may be found HERE.

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