Daily Voting News For October 21, 2006

Published: Sun 22 Oct 2006 02:04 PM
Daily Voting News For October 21, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
'Although most of the attention has focused on paper trails and how vulnerable the machines are to hackers, a professor at Ohio State University and one of his former students are questioning the haphazard way these machines are bought and distributed.' 'Election officials interviewed all said they bought machines based on the number of registered voters in their county. But each county had a different idea of what the proper ratio of machines to voters should be.' ...
National: Researchers blast voting machine strategy. Devices are bought, placed haphazardly, Ohio professor says. LINK
National: Ballot Blunders Abound As Election Nears LINK
National: NAACP To Monitor Elections Following Primary Problems LINK
National: Where to put voting booths can anger voters LINK
National: Wanted: Graduate Students To Fix E-Voting Machines LINK
National: Feinstein to seek hearings on fair and accurate elections LINK
Arkansas: Few counties report problems leading up to early voting LINK
California: Write-ins no joke to election officials. With voters now using pens on ballots, misuse has increased, causing delays in counting. LINK
California: Yolo County - E-voting still has quirks. But Yolo County's just about done working out kinks in its electronic version of paper ballots. LINK
Illinois: McLean County - Early voter questions machine security LINK
Florida: Palm Beach County - Election left off Jupiter ballots LINK
Florida: Palm Beach County - Mistake fractures district's voting method LINK
Florida: St. Lucie County - Poll workers can't tell voters why Foley's name is on ballot LINK
Kansas: New machines alter way we vote LINK
Maryland: Computer Voting Disks Likely Made For Testers. Md. Assembly Sought Security Check in 2003 LINK
Maryland: Election security concerns dismissed LINK
Maryland: Diebold source code leaked again. Another breach on the e-voting front as elections near LINK
Maryland: Diebold declares machines secure LINK
New Mexico: GOP campaign upset over New Mexico absentee voting problem LINK
Ohio: Summit County - Absentee ballots corrected. Summit County should mail reprinted pages Monday after printer fixes mistakes LINK
Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - County is ready for Nov. 7, says election director LINK
Texas: Travis County - November vote in Travis County should be a snap, study finds. Researchers predict short wait times despite lack of voting machines. LINK
Virginia: Chesterfield County - U.S. asked to watch election in Chesterfield 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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