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Vol. LXII, No. 43
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The Princeton Recreation Department will hold an information session to discuss prospective plans for the Community Park Pool renovation on Tuesday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Princeton Township Municipal Building. Everyone is invited.

The closing of part of Rosedale Road for the duration of a bridge replacement project slated to begin at the end of this year will be the subject of a public meeting on Tuesday, October 28, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Johnson Park Elementary School. Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure staff and officials from the Princeton Township Engineering Office will be available to answer residents’ questions, display the detour route, and discuss all plans and pertinent drawings for the new bridge.

Representative Rush Holt and his opponent in the 12th Congressional District, Alan Bateman, will participate in a final debate on Thursday, October 23, at 11:45 a.m. at the Lawrenceville Campus Corporation Auditorium of Rider University, at 2083 Lawrenceville Road.

A recently-released report in a four-year lawsuit spearheaded by the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and the law firm Patton Boggs-Newark shows that approximately 10,000 voting machines used in 18 out of the 21 counties in New Jersey can be manipulated to throw an election. The Constitutional Litigation Clinic represents voting rights advocacy groups such as the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action. The report, which details many ways in which the State’s 10,000 Sequoia AVC Advantage electronic voting machines are insecure, was written by Princeton University Professor Andrew Appel, an expert on computer security. Professor Appel’s report can be found at

“The possibility for disenfranchisement due to voting machine insecurities puts at risk the more than five million registered New Jersey voters,” said Rutgers Professor Penny Venetis. “It is most unfortunate that the State continues to defend these insecure voting systems.” The lawsuit asks that the court de-commission the electronic voting machines and order the State to replace them with more reliable and secure voting systems. For more information, contact Professor Venetis at (973)353-5687 or (917) 617-3524 Princeton Coalition for Peace Action Chair Irene Goldman at (609) 505-7554; or Professor Appel at (609) 489-3045.

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