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Daily Voting News For October 20, 2006

Published: Sun 22 Oct 2006 01:18 PM
Daily Voting News For October 20, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Alachua Co Florida elections people have admitted that not all votes in an April 11 city election were considered. They have also admitted that one voting machine had an error and that absentee ballots were not put into "secrecy folders". / Some county election officials across the country seem to be discussing the need for emergency paper ballots at the poll site "just in case" / 'Provisional ballots could again be a leading concern at the polls this year, with new figures showing one in three--more than 650,000 of 2 million cast--were left uncounted or discarded in 2004, according to a new briefing paper by Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy and research center.' / Sadly activist judges have legislated from the Supreme Court and found that Arizona can require Voter ID / Benton Co Arkansas has not received their absentee ballots from ES and won't until next week. No change for ES / VoteTech (VTI) machines in Randolph Co Indiana are not working properly during testing....
National: Here's a cartoon to make you smile before you get to the garbage that will make you ill LINK
National: Provisional Ballot Problems Loom For November 7, According to New Publication LINK
National: Ballot blunders abound as election nears LINK
National: Guardian of the Ballot Box – Ion Sancho LINK
National: Latino voter registration skyrockets LINK
National: The E-voting Blame Game LINK
National: Are Voting Machines Reliable? Congress Is Questioning The Security Of New Electronic Voting Machines LINK
National: E-voting Push Started With HAVA LINK
National: PFAW Presses Election Assistance Commission to Release Report Debunking Myth of Voter "Fraud" LINK
National: E-voting Technology Faces Critical Test. Challenges to results likely if systems fail during election LINK
Arkansas: No Ballots Spell Election Concerns In Benton County LINK
Arizona: High Court: Arizona Can Require Photo ID To Vote LINK
Arizona: Arizona's New Voter ID Requirement Will Prevent Citizens From Voting. Voting Rights Group Responds to Supreme Court Decision Allowing State to Implement New Voter ID Law LINK
Colorado: Denver judge issues ruling on security for voting machines LINK
Florida: ACLU of Florida Issues Voter Empowerment Cards in English, Spanish and Creole to Inform Voters of Their Rights at the Polls LINK
Florida: Alachua County - Alachua admits to not considering some election ballots LINK
Florida: Broward County - Hundreds of absentee ballots missing pages in Margate and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea LINK
Florida: Leon County - County gets ready for early voting. Citizens can cast ballots at courthouse starting Monday LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Paper-ballot amendment LINK
Indiana: Editorial - Does voter ID do enough to stop fraud? LINK
Indiana: Randolph County - Voting equipment to be fixed after two failures LINK
Kentucky: Secretary of state: Voter rolls increase since primary LINK
Maryland: Officials Probe Possible Theft of Voting Software in Md. LINK
Maryland: WaPo: Diebold Touchscreen Source Code Discovered Stolen In Maryland LINK
Maryland: Former delegate gets purported Diebold code. FBI is contacted over anonymous package LINK
Maryland: Voting officials concerned by missing absentee ballots LINK
Maryland: Mailed disks raise voting machine fears LINK
Maryland: Has the Washington Post Missed the Boat...Again? LINK
Missouri: Are there enough voting machines and poll workers for election? LINK
Missouri: Missouri GOP legislators ponder next step with voter ID LINK
North Carolina: Paper ballots await voters LINK
New Mexico: Cibola County - County gets new voting machines LINK
New York: N.Y. working to keep money for voting gear LINK
New York: State may lose $47 million. Scramble is on to save federal aid not spent on voting machines LINK
Ohio: Summit County - Summit absentee ballots delayed. Errors mean all 22,000 have to be printed again before they can be sent LINK
Ohio: Summit County delays mailing absentee ballots to fix misprint LINK
Pennsylvania: Lawrence County - Making votes count LINK
Pennsylvania: Mercer County - Proposal seeks ‘adequate’ emergency paper ballots. 50 per precinct is current standard LINK
Texas: Harris County - County puts electronic voting through paces LINK
Virginia: Chesterfield County - Chesterfield, state in voting-law dispute. County's registrar believes Social Security numbers can be used to verify identities LINK
Virginia: Chesterfield County - Citing minority voting concerns, ACLU seeks U.S. poll observers 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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