Daily Voting News For October 23, 2006

Published: Tue 24 Oct 2006 03:17 PM
Daily Voting News For October 23, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
Beginning this week, and every Wednesday, I will be doing a regular 5-minute Voting News report on WNJC 1360AM, Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio Station at 8PM Eastern. The program is "Voice of the Voters", with Mary Ann Gould, and it runs from 8PM to 9PM Eastern every Wednesday. It can be heard via live streaming. Last week's guest was Lowell Finley. This week's guest will be Dr. Daniel Lopresti, Lehigh University / Today it was reported that the Chicago, Illinois voter data base has been hacked. / "At least when we had hanging chads we knew what we did not know. Today, with the growth of electronic voting, we don't know what we don't know." Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, Former chair, Election Administration Commission / Some Maryland counties are reporting a shortage of absentee ballots....
National: E-voting faces a test at the polls. NIST works on standards as debate continues over systems’ reliability LINK
National: Commentary on the EAC's New Testing and Certification Program LINK
National: Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline LINK
National: ABC World News - Election Concerns LINK
National: CBS News Opinion - E-Voting Bites. American Prospect: Shock Looms On Nov. 7 From Unproven Voting Systems LINK
National: Is Press Taking Possible Voting Problems Seriously? LINK
National: John Fund - Litigation Day. Control of Congress may be decided in the courts, starting Nov. 8. LINK
National: Vote By Phone – But Not From Home LINK
National: Absentee voting today and tomorrow. Defense employs a mix of low- and high-tech methods while waiting for electronic voting standards to evolve LINK
National: Ok, so what happens if the election results are "skewed"? LINK
National: States Create Processes to Ease E-voting Concerns LINK
National: Independent Review Reveals Flaws In Voting System Testing Process LINK
National: Diebold Code Spill Hikes Electronic Voting Security Concerns LINK
California: Editorial - Intimidating voters is a menace to democracy LINK
California: Editorial – Got Stamps? LINK
California: Oakland - New instant runoff voting less costly ? LINK
Colorado: Eagle County - Early voting under way in county LINK
Illinois: Chicago/Cook County – Election Security Breach – Chicago, Cook County Online Voter Registration Database Discovered Vulnerable to Hackers! LINK
Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Chicago Voter Registration Database Flawed LINK
Illinois: Chicago Voter Database Hacked LINK
Illinois: Kane County - County voting practices called into question LINK
Indiana: Allen County - Voter Fraud Prevention LINK
Indiana: Marion County - Voting Machines Put To Test In Dry Run [900 machines in a few hours. Not much of a test] LINK
Indiana: Marion County - Voting machines pass test; County still has concerns LINK
Massachusetts: Southwick - Clerk gets 3 ballot machines LINK
Maryland: Maryland gets crabby over voting tech. Governor, others denounce state’s electronic systems LINK
Maryland: Diebold source code leaked again LINK
Maryland: Diebold Election Systems at the center of security breach maelstrom LINK
Maryland: Diebold Source Code Disks Mailed to Maryland Democrat LINK
Maryland: Maryland Suffers E-Voting Security Breach LINK
Maryland: Maryland Officials Running Out Of Absentee Ballots LINK
North Carolina: Old election glitches lead to new worries LINK
New Jersey: N.J.'s voting system under scrutiny LINK
New Mexico: Recipe for a Cooked Election LINK
New York: LWV to show film on voting machines LINK
New York: Rochester - Area takes part in test of voting machines. Hundreds of residents show up as state auditions new systems LINK
Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Northampton grants pay increase to elections workers LINK
Tennessee: Cast aside, old voting machines need a job LINK
Texas: Houston - Ballot glitch could affect thousands of votes LINK
CAnada: Vote against online voting 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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