AZ State Rep. Mark Finchem: Arizona Ballot Integrity Project – CURRENCY GRADE Fraud Measures – UV Reactive, QR Codes, Microprint, Holographic Watermark
Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem announced his Arizona Ballot Integrity Project on Saturday.
State Rep. Mark Finchem is running for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2022 election and he is focused on solving Arizona’s election integrity crisis today.
Finchem announced his new ballot prototype that he is going to use to secure our elections and restore integrity.
Finchem: Making ballots as secure as currency is a structural change solution that I’ve introduced in AZ, and which is now considered by a majority of states. Focus on solutions = leadership. Watch “Ballot Integrity Project”
Making ballots as secure as currency is a structural change solution that I’ve introduced in AZ, and which is now considered by a majority of states. Focus on solutions = leadership. Watch “Ballot Integrity Project” on Vimeo: https://t.co/dg9jGGvagq
— Mark Finchem for AZ Secretary of State (@RealMarkFinchem) September 4, 2021
Rep. Finchem showed the prototype to other elected officials and candidates from around the country, who came to Arizona for a tour of the election audit.
Former Georgia State Rep. and current Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Vernon Jones shared this image on Instagram while receiving a brief from the Arizona Senate when he toured the Arizona audit in June.
Mark Finchem is leading by example and promoting ballot integrity nationwide.
Finchem: Hi, this is Arizona Representative Mark Finchem, Candidate for Secretary of State. I’d like to talk to you for a moment about a project we’ve been working on at the Capitol, called the Arizona ballot integrity project. It’s a full spectrum transparency project to give Arizona voters confidence in their election. Ballot integrity is part of the election process. Ballot integrity relies on fraud countermeasures, that’s to keep the fakes out of the system. Election integrity relies on full spectrum transparency. Putting sunshine on something is a great disinfectant. We can have full spectrum transparency by making every ballot image a public record, available to everyone all the time. There’s no reason not to do this.
The US. Treasury relies on currency grade fraud countermeasures, meaning they have UV light reactive bills. From the dollar bill, to the five, to the 10, even to the 100, you’ll notice stripes fluorescents, all manner of countermeasures. And after all, Aren’t our ballots just as valuable as our money? This is an Arizona ballot replica, but there’s been a change, and you’ll notice that this is the future state of our ballots. A watermark that is also UV light reactive, but there’s more. A QR code and the upper left-hand corner will give every ballot, a unique voter number. Only the voter will know that number. You can track your ballot through the entire system to ensure that your ballot is counted, and that it was counted the way you cast it. At the same time, you’ll be able to look at your ballot in future days online after it’s been tabulated and stored on the system.
Now let’s talk about the microprint. You notice waves on the watermark, you notice the “valid” word. But what you might not have seen is the 500 micron printing that says “Arizona State”. We’re not endorsing ASU. It’s simply the state of Arizona. You’ll also notice a ballot hologram. This is translucent mylar on the lower left hand corner of the ballot and it’s built into the holographic watermark. So how much will all this cost, to have cost-effective, ballot security, voter privacy protected, public record protection? A trust but verify system that supports ballot integrity voter integrity, and election integrity. That’s right, 25 cents a ballot. By making every ballot image available to everybody all the time we come close to making the forensic audit obsolete. Voting should not be a question mark. Voting should be in secret, but the counting should never be. Let’s put innovation to work for the people. My name is Mark Finchem, and I asked for your vote.
These new secure ballots and ballot tracking privileges will secure Arizona’s elections and make it almost impossible to cheat.
No matter what changes Katie Hobbs makes to the election procedures, this ballot is unhackable.
This ballot would only cost the taxpayer 25 cents. The $3 million Zuckerbucks that Maricopa County received can cover the cost of all ballots in the state.
A secure election is priceless.
In addition to this fraud countermeasure, Finchem has been conducting an investigation into the 2020 election in Pima County, alongside the Maricopa County full forensic audit.