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Daily Voting News For October 18, 2006

Published: Thu 19 Oct 2006 02:49 PM
Daily Voting News For October 18, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
A federal appeals court will hear a complaint against the Indiana Voter ID law today. / 'As the new [federal] testing and certification program is developed in response to input from public interest organizations, computer security experts, and concerned citizens, the EAC should be guided by a desire for the greatest possible transparency. A transparent election process is fundamental to democratic governance' says Warren Stewart of VoteTrustUSA. / Grant Parrish Louisiana needs 47 new voting machines to replace those that were damaged due to flooding in their warehouse. ...
National: New Weekly Radio Program about Voting and Democracy to be Launched LINK
National: Voting Rights Radio - Don’ t Miss It! LINK
National: Voice of the Voters: The Power and Responsibility of Democracy LINK
National: Legal SWAT Teams LINK
National: Building a Better Voting Machine LINK
National: OpEd - Voters Not To Blame For Fraud LINK
National: More on E-voting LINK
National: Under the Radar: The EAC Proposes A New Program For Testing Voting Machines LINK
National: VelvetRevolution.us Expands Multi-Pronged Election Protection Strike Force Campaign as Nov. General Election Nears LINK
National: Last-minute questions about e-voting LINK
National: Troops Still Have Time to Vote Absentee LINK
National: Election Administration Issues Follow Up Briefing Background Material to Press Call LINK
Arizona: YES: Mail-in ballot clearly adds to turnout LINK
Arizona: NO: Mail-in ballot subverts our traditions LINK
California: FBI Investigates Letters Sent To Garden Grove Voters LINK
California: San Mateo County - Elections Workers Test eSlate Voting Machines LINK
Colorado: Opinion - Can we trust our voting system? LINK
Florida: Judge: Florida law won’t allow polling place signs for Negron LINK
Florida: Miami-Dade County - Election Voting Machines Put To The Test LINK
Georgia: Lawyers to drop contempt claim against Georgia over voter letters LINK
Iowa: All Iowa polling places have a machine for the blind LINK
Iowa: Washington County - Election services, work, costs increase LINK
Illinois: Cook County - County board members still skeptical about voting machines. Election judges to receive more training for Nov. LINK
Indiana: Federal appeals court to hear voter ID case LINK
Indiana: Federal appeals court hears Indiana voter ID case LINK
Indiana: Expert to Discuss "Computerized Voting Machines: Who is Counting Your Vote?" on October 31 LINK
Indiana: Allen County - A poll of precision. Workers operate the county’s voting machines to ensure their accuracy. (Actually the workers are vendor employees.) LINK
Kentucky: Voting system change unlikely LINK
Louisiana: Grant Parrish - More voting machines needed in LINK
Maryland: Absentee ballots a hot item. Elections boards are swamped; some voters will give electronic machines another try Nov. 7 LINK
Maryland: Paper ballots persevere, even in high-tech times LINK
North Carolina: Forsyth County - Longtime elections official resigns before Nov. 7. Cardwell described as dignified public servant, committed to work LINK
New Jersey: High-tech voting for visually impaired LINK
New Mexico: Governor stands by election reform LINK
New York: New York to Use Aging Voting Machines LINK
New York: Suffolk County - County Files Suit Over Voting Machines LINK
Pennsylvania: Luzerne County eyes cases of voter registration fraud LINK
Tennessee: Natchez - Workers prepare for Nov. 2 vote LINK
Tennessee: Shelby County - Use of vote machines will proceed LINK
Washington: Snohomish County - Senate race, all-mail voting expected to boost turnout 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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