About NoVBM.com

This site reports news about absentee voting, and provides resources for those opposing the increased use of “No-excuse” absentee voting. This website is a response to the lack of organized opposition and resources on the web for those working to oppose vote by mail, absentee voting, and anything else that sounds like getting rid of voting booths and trusting the post office with Democracy. Please feel free to email me to help with this blog, [gentry (at) gentry lange. c o m]. Remember to rewrite the email with @ and no spaces.


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Gentry Lange
Director, The No Vote By Mail Project
gentry (at) gentry lange. c o m

11 Responses

  1. Wondering if you might have time for a radio interview with Dave Ross on KIRO? I can be reached via email tina.nole@gmail.com

    Thank you.

  2. Great blog with helpful info. I linked to it on my website.

  3. I appreciate your candid discussion. I can’t stand people who do not hesitate to point to problems without proposing a viable solution. I myself am not 100% convinced your solution (using only handcounted paper ballots by public secret vote) is the best solution, but it certainly ups the ante of difficulty to implement vote fraud.

  4. Thanks Ed, I do make a point of saying “hand auditing” is acceptable in large precincts, using a optical scan or similar solution which is on a paper ballot which is both hand and machine readable. Hand counts and hand audits are fine with me… the major point is to do them at the precinct level.

  5. Dear Mr. Lange,

    I suggested to my son, who is a senior at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, that he volunteer with your efforts. I feel strongly also about this cause, and I may even be willing to contribute some time myself. My son has to volunteer at least 6 hours of work to a politically-oriented (or better yet, a civil liberties-oriented) organization. He may be the person that you need to research and obtain the non-profit status you seek. In addition, he and I are both musicians (I am a full-time professional and recording artist) and we may be able to help out in that way also.

    This is a very important issue….I have been involved in other voting rights organizations (verified voting, black box, etc.), and I was appalled that our citizens voted for mail-in voting. Even some of those who were aware of problems with e-voting somehow did not figure that an all mail-in system was filled with problems.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Eric Madis

  6. I appreciate your efforts and would like to see a Constitutional challenge to vote by mail. I can imagine that some husband/wife has looked over a spouses shoulder and “helped” them vote. It seems to me this would be a Constitutional issue on several fronts depending on the facts and circumstances. Have you ever asked for anyone with this experience to contact you? Have you ever heard of anyone with this experience? If so, has anyone looked into the possibility of mounting a legal challenge?

  7. Surprisingly I agree with you, but would like to see what you propose regarding this. During the 1992 election I was a service member stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. At that time the base hosted about 22,000 soldiers and then of course their families. Registering to vote by absentee ballot in the military is pretty much the only way service members can vote and they do a good job of promoting it. However, our absentee ballots didn’t arrive in the mail until two weeks (actually 16 days) after the election. I actually drove home to IL to vote and had to sign a waiver stating that I had registered absentee but my ballot had not arrived. I got out of the military in ’96 so it wasn’t a problem anymore, but the way I saw it Clinton won an election that he may not have been entitled to. Most military members were anti Clinton. I have spoken to service members that said that in 2008 the absentee ballots were received over two weeks after the election and in some cases, not at all (12 service members stationed in Germany at the time). I would like to see something different set up for service members and their families to vote that are serving away from their home polling place. They have a right to vote and I think it is especially important considering that the person elected is their Commander and Chief.

    • I think we should set-up polling places with the same rules and protections for soldiers and consider them outlying precincts for major elections.

  8. New No Vote By Mail candidate for Washington Secretary of State just announced.

    http://www.murray4sos.org.

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