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Raymond Lutz -- Citizens Oversight

  • Former Candidate, U.S. Congress, 52nd District, 2010
  • Former Candidate, California 77th State Assembly District, 2008

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Ray Lutz, born in southern California founded "Citizens' Oversight Projects" (COPs) to empower citizens to provide oversight over our democracy.

With Masters of Science degree in electronics engineering from SDSU, he specialized in the office equipment industry, founding the Multifunction Products Association (MFPA) and drafting national and international standards, including a role as technical liaison to the United Nations sponsored International Telecommunications Union (ITU). More recently, Lutz has developed a number of products for the biofeedback and neurofeedback industry to provide drug-free treatment for ADHD, PTSD, and Autism patients, among others. Most recently (2008-present) Ray has been involved in election integrity issues, including a recent successful election audit fraud lawsuit against San Diego County. Also, Ray has been an intervenor at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station (SONGS), how the $3.3 billion plant shut-down costs would be distributed, and to stop the proposed nuclear waste dump in the area.

As of 2019, Lutz directed COPS to focus on the development of Audit Engine, a ballot image auditing platform that runs in the cloud, harnessing the power of up to 10,000 virtual machines running in parallel to fully retabulate election results based on the official ballot images, including OCR (optical character recognition) of voter-verifiable text on summary cards printed by Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) and therefore avoiding unverifiable barcodes. These results can be compared on a ballot-by-ballot basis with the

Ray and his wife reside near Mt. Helix in the unincorporated San Diego county area, and have two grown sons that reside currently in California.

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Ray Lutz, trained as an engineer in electronics and software (MSEE), founded Citizens Oversight in 2007 to enable civic engagement. Ran for U.S. Congress and State Assembly seats. He has been active in the San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown, won $775 million for ratepayers in nuclear bailout negotiations, and has been recently improving election integrity with intense oversight of election processing with the development of "AuditEngine," a ballot-image auditing platform In 2016, he sued the County of San Diego for election audit fraud and won. His website is

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Organization Citizens Oversight
Name Last Lutz
Name First Raymond
Position Title
Address 1010 Old Chase Ave,
City State Zip El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone1 619-820-5321
Type Candidate
Note Primary contributor to this site; Candidate, 52nd CD; former candidate, 77th AD
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