Daily Voting News For October 24, 2006

Published: Thu 26 Oct 2006 11:00 AM
Daily Voting News For October 24, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
Officials on Chicago, Illinois acknowledged that for the last five or six years it would have only taken a few keystrokes for a knowledgeable computer user to obtain the personal information for more than half of the 1.3 million identities in the system. / "Look, I think that it's time for us to make our elections work in this country, Lou. I mean, that's the bottom line. And obviously we have a great deal of work to do to make that happen. It's time for us to bring together the best and brightest from the high-tech industry, Lou, the business industry, election officials, et cetera, for us to make things work." ex-EAC Commissioner Ray Martinez told Lou Dobbs. "It's time, four years later, Lou, six years removed from Florida in 2000, it's time for us to achieve a consensus on exactly what we have to do to really improve the process of election administration." / Summit Co. Ohio ballot printing problems seem to be coming to a head with calls for federal investigation and anti-trust issues....
National: electionline Report Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls LINK
National: CNN's Lou Dobbs:Interview of ex-EAC Commissioners Soaries and Martinez LINK
National: The EAC's New Testing and Certification Program – Same Old Same Old? LINK
National: Beware The High-Tech Ballot LINK
National: Voting system in doubt - Changes made to fix election errors could add problems, study says LINK
National: Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline LINK
National: Voter chaos predicted at US polls LINK
National: New voting systems, rules may spell trouble at polls - Election analysts expect complications, but some disagree over how widespread they will be in the midterm tally. LINK
National: Nonpartisan Research Group Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls; New Machines, Procedures, Close Races Could Add Up to a Difficult Election Day LINK
National: Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot LINK
National: Potential problems loom in US election voting LINK
National: Election Protection Efforts LINK
National: Larry Norden - More last-minute questions about e-voting LINK
National: More Scutiny of E-Voting Due LINK
National: Unlocking The Ballot Box LINK
Arkansas: Hopefuls encourage early voting LINK
California: San Mateo County - Officials see significant errors in electronic voting test run LINK
Colorado: Record Year In Absentee Voting Expected In Colo. LINK
Colorado: Denver - Election commission 25% over 2006 budget LINK
Illinois: Chicago - Voter information open to hackers LINK
Illinois: Chicago - Group says data vulnerable, election officials investigating LINK
Illinois: Chicago - Hack cracked - Board of Elections Web site leaves Social Security numbers vulnerable LINK
Illinois: Chicago - Voter security glitch fixed - Site's data vulnerable at least 5 years, say city election officials LINK
Illinois: Cook County voters will have touch-screen option LINK
Indiana: Randolph County - Rep. says you can count on Randolph voting equipment - A staffer from Voting Technologies International said the system should be able to tally votes for the Nov. 7 election. LINK
Massachusetts: Boston Voter ID Proposal Could Deny Vote to Thousands of Citizens; City Council Proposal Denounced by National Voting Rights Institute LINK
Minnesota: Opinion - Keeping an eye on the machines that count Minnesotans' votes LINK
Minnesota: Minnesota launches first post-election review LINK
Missouri: Kansas City - Elections Office Wants Probe Into Voter Registration LINK
Missouri: St. Louis election officials see no cause for concern LINK
New Jersey: Fears about vote hinge on new machines. State hoping to avoid Election Day disaster LINK
New Jersey: Be prepared at the polls LINK
New Jersey: Ocean County - System enables blind to vote on Ocean County machines LINK
New York: Putnam - Forum on election reforms set in Putnam LINK
New York: Westchester County - Advocates blast Westchester plan to keep some lever voting machines LINK
Ohio: Groups file new charges over Ohio voter ID requirements LINK
Ohio: Some Ohio counties won't post voting results in each precinct LINK
Ohio: Summit County - Election board angered by absentee ballot delay LINK
Oklahoma: Easy does it - Ballot concerns few in Oklahoma LINK
Oregon: Election Day brings many happy returns LINK
Pennsylvania: Booth Ache - To avoid scandal, legislators will reintroduce bills to safeguard elections. LINK
Texas: Galveston County - Lack of paper trail makes some voters leery LINK
Texas: Hidalgo County - Lack of machines means problems for Palmview, Peñitas LINK
Virginia: Some Voting Machines Chop Off Candidates' Names - Computer Glitch Affects Voters in 3 Jurisdictions; Error Cannot Be Fixed by Nov. 7 LINK
Washington: Official prepare for election - Prior to Election Day, county officials are busy preparing the updated ballot system to prevent ineligible votes. LINK
WAshington DC: Did 'Your' Vote Count? LINK
Wisconsin: Woman gets probation in fraud case - 49-year-old falsified voter-registration cards 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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