four for the core

Four for the Core

Phase I

(County (or county equivalent) in the bottom 90% of the state’s population)
County (or equivalent):
Your name:
Meeting date:
Commissioners/ election officials present:

PILLAR 1 REGISTRATION (Voter Roll Accuracy)

Will the county (or equivalent) commit to removing ineligible registrations if proven ineligible?

Will the county provide transparency, such as offering voter rolls for free or for a nominal cost, to ensure fraudulent registrations do not reappear?

Is the county willing to dump the entire voter roll and require eligible voters to show up in person at the registrar’s office to reregister with a valid ID?

This is a particularly reasonable request in exceptionally small counties.

PILLAR 2 - PRIMITIVITY (Machines and Hand Counting)

Will the county (or equivalent) commit to removing electronic voting equipment if they can be proven unreliable?
Will the county (or equivalent) commit to using only paper ballots counted by hand?
If unwilling to abandon electronic voting equipment, is the county willing to hand count the paper ballots generated by the machines? This is critical for ensuring total ballots matches the number of voters checked in to vote and on machine tapes.

PILLAR 3 - SECURITY (Removal of Drop Boxes)

Will the county (or equivalent) commit to removing drop boxes which leave elections vulnerable to malicious actors? This is a particularly big threat if the county in question is within a state that has banned ballot harvesting.

PILLAR 4 -TRANSPARENCY (Reporting Guidelines for Public Confidence)

This county (or equivalent) is outside of the top 10% of the most populous counties in the state. Will the county be willing to hold back its vote totals until the top 10% fully report their vote totals?
(Note: if reasonable, name the counties – for example, “until Clark and Washoe Counties report their vote totals”?) This will ensure the larger counties cannot observe the turnout for smaller counties and simply overwhelm their vote totals after days of counting.