August 1, 2005
Rutgers Clinical Instructor Files Suit Over Paper-Free Voting Machines
Penny Venetis, Associate Director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law, is representing a New Jersey citizen in a lawsuit over the state’s new electronic voting machines. New Jersey passed a statute that requires the new machines to produce a paper record, but the law will not go into effect until January 1, 2008. Venetis helped file the suit to ensure that voters are protected between now and the time the law takes effect.
"State law says every vote should be counted. It doesn't say they should be counted in three years," Venetis said.
The lawsuit was filed a month before elections last November, but a judge ruled that that was too late to challenge the use of the electronic machines. The case is now on appeal before the New Jersey Court of appeals.
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