October 18, 2006

Electronic Frontier Foundation Needs Volunteer Attorneys for 2006 Election

Special notice from Electronic Frontier Foundation:j

This November, as we did in 2004, EFF will once again play a key role in
the election integrity movement by volunteering its technical and legal
expertise to help ensure that votes cast on new voting technology are
accurately recorded and counted. EFF and its volunteers, working with
our partners in the non-partisan Election Protection Coalition, will
perform a wide range of important services on election day, including
helping solve (in real team) technology-related problems voters
experience at the polls, documenting voting machine-related incidents
for future examination, and bringing any legal action that might be
required by equipment failures.

As a handful of new legal command centers and hotlines have recently
been created in anticipation of election-related problems, we are in
need of volunteer attorneys who would be willing to spend election day
helping us in the following places:

Atlanta, GA
Jackson, MS
Chapel Hill, NC
Houston, TX
Miami, FL
Philadelphia, PA

All necessary training will be provided in the next two weeks. Some
funding is available to assist with travel, but we would prefer to use
those funds to assist those who are otherwise unable to travel and/or
for unavoidable last minute travel changes.

Matthew Zimmerman
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
ph: (415) 436-9333 x127 / fx: (415) 436-9993
mattz@eff.org / www.eff.org

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