Updated 2:16 p.m.
A nonprofit organization that advocates for fair and accurate elections has deployed Patton Boggs to lobby for it in Washington.
VerifiedVoting.org is using Patton to represent it on "[i]ssues related to verifiable voting (including internet voting)," according to a lobbying registration report the law firm filed with the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Patton partner Thomas Downs wrote in an email that he and firm public policy adviser Sarah Vilms are addressing the group's "concerns about maintaining the integrity of voting machines and technology in the context of the cybersecurity debate."
Pamela Smith, president of VerifiedVoting.org, said one of the bills that her organization supports is the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act, which Representative Rush Holt (D-N.J.) introduced in May. The measure would require states to use voter-marked paper ballots in federal elections, banning electronic voting systems that are paperless or record votes on a continuous roll of paper.
"It's just really helpful to have that kind of partnership," she said.