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Daily Voting News For October 17, 2006

Published: Thu 19 Oct 2006 11:40 AM
Daily Voting News For October 17, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org
The worst county for elections in the US, Cuyahoga Co. Ohio has taken another step into the realm of the absurd. The county wants to get their votes tabulated as quickly as possible and they apparently aren't worried as much about accuracy so they are using a new add-on device from Diebold that has never been used in an election and is not even complete with the federal inspection process yet. This device reads the data from the voting machine memory cards, six cards at a time in one minute. The county just has to get the totals out quickly; never mind the accuracy of those totals. / Massachusetts has still not settled on accessible voting machines. Three weeks from election day is too late to bring in new machines and train workers. The state, apparently, is also going to ignore HAVA and not require a new machine at each polling place....
National: First Bush-Appointed Chair of US EAC Says 'No Standards' For E-Voting Devices, System 'Ripe for Stealing Elections'! LINK
National: Dealing With Failure LINK
National: Provisional Ballot Problems Loom For November 7, According to New Publication LINK
National: Blocking the 2006 Vote LINK
National: New Voter ID Laws Could Cost Millions Their Right To Vote, According to New Briefing Paper LINK
Alaska: Struggle For 2004 Election Data Continues LINK
California: California To Pay Back Misspent Election Funds LINK
California: Note Warns Calif. Hispanics on Voting LINK
California: Alameda County - Mobile Voting Machine Aims To Increase Participation LINK
California: Alameda County - Supervisors Accept Voting System Assessment LINK
California: Humboldt County - Vote-PAD files claim LINK
Georgia: Election board votes to send new letter to 305,000 misinformed voters LINK
Iowa: Linn County - Poll Worker Help Wanted LINK
Indiana: Jasper County - No hanging chads for November's election LINK
Illinois: Early voting opens throughout state, will ease process LINK
Massachusetts: Lynn - Election officials face time quandary LINK
Maryland: Requests for Absentee Ballots Innundate Election Boards LINK
Maryland: Interest in absentee ballots grows LINK
Missouri: Missouri Supreme Court Latest to Strike Down Modern Day Poll Tax LINK
Missouri: Voter ID: The Missouri Supreme Court Evaluates Legislative "Foresight" LINK
New Mexico: Voting woes still exist LINK
Nevada: Clark County - Clark County Voters Will Get Ballot Books On Time LINK
Ohio: Counting more absentee votes may take some counties longer LINK
Ohio: Chaos or calm? Voting machines, new ID rule greet voters in Ohio LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Out with new, in with newer:Latest vote-counters untried LINK
Tennessee: Shelby County - Judge says no to electronic voting machine naysayers LINK
IReland: Ahern makes case for e-voting LINK
VEnezuela: AP Interview: Venezuela electoral chief guarantees voter secrecy LINK
**"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**
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John Gideon
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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