|PRESS ADVISORY–PRESS ADVISORY–PRESS ADVISORY–PRESS ADVISORY PHOTO OPPORTUNITY-PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Nationwide/Maryland “Computer Ate My Vote” Day of Action Contact: Linda Schade, Director of Campaign for Verifiable Voting in Maryland, cell 703-981-3619. Land line 301-270-6150. WHO: Ben Cohen, TrueMajority Bi-partisan group of legislators Possible surprise quest WHAT: Press conference on voter-verified paper ballots for the November election WHEN: Tuesday, July 13, 12 noon. WHERE: Annapolis, Lawyers Mall at intersection of College Avenue and Bladen St. Maryland is intending to use computerized voting machines in this November’s election. These machines have proven to have serious flaws, resulting in the loss of citizens’ votes. A national coalition of groups including Common Cause, MoveOn, TrueMajority, Democracy for America, Working Assets, VerifiedVoting.org, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, and National Committee for Voting Integrity, is encouraging election officials to use their authority to require computerized voting machines to produce paper records, which can be verified by voters and kept for audits and dispute resolution. Linda Schade, representing TrueVoteMD.org’s 2000 members, and Robin Pickering representing Democracy for America, and Nancy Wallace of MD VerifiedVoting.org will deliver thousands of petitions from Marlyand citizens, calling for Head Administrator Linda Lamone’s firing and for the Board of Elections to use its authority to ensure the integrity of Maryland’s elections by requiring computer voting machines to produce voter-verified paper ballots. Similar events are happening simultaneously in 18 states across the country. For information on all the rallies nationwide, please see the nationwide “Computer Ate My Vote” Day of Action web portal at http://www.verifiedvoting.org/verifier/ They will be joined by Ben Cohen of TrueMajority whose organization launced the Computer Ate My Vote campaign which has been working nationally to encourage election administrators to implement voter-verified paper audit trails in time for November see.truemajority.org.