For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2007
Announcement of Departure of Verified Voting President & CEO
SAN FRANCISCO - Verified Voting Directors and Courtenay Strickland Bhatia today jointly announced Bhatia's departure
from the post of President & CEO of the Verified Voting Foundation and VerifiedVoting.org.
"We're grateful for all that Courtenay did to solidify Verified Voting's role in promoting greater transparency in all
aspects of our electoral process, from registration to tabulation," said Verified Voting Founder and Stanford Computer
Science Professor David Dill.
Under Bhatia's tenure, Verified Voting launched the Election Transparency Project, part of an ongoing effort to provide
citizens and election officials with tools for observing key parts of the electoral process, such as pre-election
testing of the machines and manual audits in states where those occur, as well as for assessing the level of
accessibility to the entire voting process for voters with disabilities. Bhatia also led the organization in development
of its preliminary statement of long-term goals, including the push toward an accessible voter-verified paper ballot for
"I'm happy to have had this opportunity to work with an organization that recognizes the importance of transparency and
openness in our electoral process," said Bhatia. "Transparency is the key to identifying improvements that will increase
voter confidence and participation," Bhatia added.
Both the Verified Voting Foundation and VerifiedVoting.org will continue their efforts to achieve reliable and publicly
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