The North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting – www.ncvoter.net

About us:  The North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting is a grassroots non-partisan organization fighting for clean and verified elections. We study and research the issue of voting to ensure the dignity and integrity of the intention of each voting citizen. The NC Voter Verified Coalition has consistently fought for increasing access, participation and ensuring the voter franchise.  Contact Joyce McCloy, Director, N.C. Coalition for Verifiable Voting – phone 336-794-1240 – email  Join the NC Coalition for Verified Voting websitewww.ncvoter.net

Joyce McCloy Bio

A voting activist since 2003, Joyce McCloy worked for a new law, passed in August 2005, that requires paper records on all voting machines and random post election audits.  The law also requires machine manufacturers to explain how their equipment works. McCloy later sued to enforce provisions of that law.  In 2006, McCloy worked for and obtained additional legislation to ensure that post election audits would be conducted in a more transparent fashion.  In 2007, McCloy worked with The Brennan Center for Justice and Project Vote to eliminate the “No Match No Vote” rule in North Carolina. That legislation was signed into law on August 29, 2007.

McCloy led a 100 county push to encourage the purchase of optical scan systems instead of touch-screen.  This led in a decrease of touch-screen counties from 40 to 23.  Because of her leadership in the field of election integrity, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina awarded McCloy its 2006 award “for a lifetime of contributions to civil liberties in North Carolina.”

McCloy founded the NC Coalition for Verified Voting in January 2004 and continues to lead the organization. She has authored reports on:  The Efficacy of Vote Centers, Cost Study Analysis of North Carolina Voting Systems, Touch-Screen Paper Trail Failures and Problems in North Carolina, Instant Runoff Voting Values and Risks Report, “No Match No Vote in North Carolina – Voter Registration Database as an Administrative Barrier to Voting”, and “Removing Barriers to Voter Verified Paper Ballots – Ballot on Demand to Increase Flexibility of Paper Ballot Voting”. Opinion pieces by McCloy on electronic voting issues have been published by the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News and Observer, the Asheville Citizen Times and the High Point Enterprise.  In 2008 McCloy, assisted by the Brennan Center for Justice raised a statewide alert about straight ticket voting concerns, increasing media attention and direct voter education efforts statewide.McCloy edited a free national voting news letter covering news about election integrity issues, voting machines, election fraud, voter access and legislation in United States and internationally.

McCloy maintains the website www.ncvoter.net and an email list serve to provide information and education to the public about North Carolina voting issues. Additionally McCloy also operates a website www.instantrunoffvoting.us with the goal of educating and informing the public about problems with instant runoff voting.  McCloy hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Bluefield State College, but has spent most of her working life in either business or banking operations.