Daily Voting News For October 8, 2006

Published: Mon 9 Oct 2006 03:24 PM
Daily Voting News For October 8, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
Even R. Doug Lewis, executive director of the Election Center, an association of election officials realizes the November election is going to be a problem. "We've made some valiant attempts ... (but) there are going to be some problems. Things could be just a little bit ugly this time." Meanwhile the EAC still has their heads buried deep in the sand. Paul DeGregorio, chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission, said he doesn't believe "it's necessarily going to be chaos out there. We will see mistakes made just as we've seen in other elections, but because of close contests ... these problems will be magnified. People will wonder about all those reforms since 2000."DeGregorio is still preparing to blame all problems on election workers and the voters. / A lack of enough poll workers seems to be one of the big problems for this coming election. Everyone should be encouraged to volunteer for the day....
National: Editorial - American Elections and the Grand Old Tradition of Disenfranchisement LINK
National: National voter ID legislation poses a direct threat to the right to vote LINK
National: Editorial - This poll tax isn't welcome LINK
National: Editorial - Voting fraud hurts democracy LINK
Colorado: Weld County - Absentee ballots can go uncounted LINK
Florida: Broward County - Brenda Snipes. Elections supervisor, on this year's voting LINK
Georgia: Despite Ruling, Voters Are Told to Provide ID LINK
Indiana: Porter County - Casting a vote in confidence. County's new voting machines offer a paper trail LINK
Maryland: Election judges are still needed. Republican workers especially hard to find a month before voting LINK
Maryland: Anne Arundel County – Opinion - Progress being made to solve last month's election problems LINK
New Jersey: Hudson County - Voting machines will definitely have printed backups LINK
Ohio: Judge rules proof of citizenship not required LINK
Ohio: Election Day could be full of problems LINK
NEatherlands: Can we trust voting computers? LINK
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