Jan. 30, 2013

CEIMN report cited in the American Prospect.

"A study by the Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota found that the total costs of the amendment—spread over the state and local governments and individuals—would range from $52 million to $150 million. 'It was really an explosive strategy to shift the debate and say this is not about civil rights,' says David Schultz, who co-authored the study, 'but that this is about costs.'"

Huffington Post
by Mark Halvorson & Barbara Simon

We risk an election meltdown worse than the Florida 2000 debacle when the presidential election came down to hanging chads and chaos. This time we are looking at another razor close result and perhaps another recount.

Sept. 4, 2012

Report highlights potential costs of the proposed Elections Amendment.
State, local governments and individuals all need to prepare their pocket-books.

Detroit Lakes Tribune
May 11, 2012
by Kathy Bonnifield, Executive Director, Citizens for Election Intergrity

Amid all the debate around the seriously flawed elections amendment, a critical issue has been ignored: the significant costs to the state of Minnesota’s budget and the budgets of our financially-strapped counties.

If the amendment passes, there are many unknowns about how it will be implemented, including:

2011 ClearMark Award Winners

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Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota won in the catagory of website/dyanmic media, non-profit for the  State Recount Laws Searchable Database

Nov. 22, 2010
by Jay Weiner

"To just about everyone else, it was a jumble of humanity, boxes, ballots and partisans. It was the discouraging start of what looked like another protracted, litigious and fatiguing statewide recount.

But to mild-mannered Mark Halvorson last Monday’s Hennepin County 'post-election review' was, believe it or not, 'fun … It’s democracy in action. It’s citizens being involved in observing the voting process' he said. 

Wall Street Journal, (p.B1)
Nov. 6, 2006
by June Kronholz

When Americans go to vote tomorrow, a new breed of activist will be on guard, monitoring polling stations for everything from voting-machine glitches to long lines to registration snafus.

Energized by disputed results in 2000 and 2004, they have left jobs as music conductors, real-estate agents and software engineers to form groups that expect to turn out thousands of volunteers who don't trust the country's ability to count its votes and have decided to do something about it.

St. Paul Pioneer Press
Oct. 24, 2006
by Helen Palmer and Mark Halvorson

When Minnesotans are asked to raise their hands if they think our electronic voting machines accurately count their votes, almost all hands go up. However, when asked if they think votes in other states are counted accurately, only a few hands go up. Voters in our state have confidence in our voting machines.

We May Never Know What Happened in the Ohio Vote

Dec. 29, 2004
by Mark Halvorson and Kirk Lund

The right to vote and to have each vote count is the cornerstone of democracy, but deep cracks are showing in this cornerstone.

Disturbing reports of voting irregularities in Ohio recently led nine of us from Minnesota to monitor the recount of its presidential election. The recount was not only to verify the outcome of the Ohio vote but also to ensure accountability in a flawed system.