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Daily Voting News For October 27, 2006

Published: Mon 30 Oct 2006 12:01 AM
Daily Voting News For October 27, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
The West Virginia SoS is recommending to Kanawha Co. that they run all paper ballots twice to ensure the machines are counting accurately. The county is refusing to take that step which will ensure accuracy of the vote count. / Georgia will be using ExpressPoll (e-poll books) at the polls this year. Are they the same as those that failed in Maryland or do they have the modifications that were required in Maryland but never federally certified? / "The equipment has been tested by independent agencies and federal agencies," said Mark Radke, the director of marketing for Diebold, the company that makes the machines. [Independent = we pay them to do the testing and test what we tell them to test.][No federal agency does any testing] / ES machines are failing in early voting in Garland and Sebastian Co.s Arkansas ...
National: Election Protection launches national voter assistance hotline LINK
National: Election cliffhanger: Will it all work? LINK
National: More voters aren't waiting for Election Day LINK
National: Elections pushed, pressed, pulled into 21st century LINK
National: Opinion - Free, fair elections? Doubts still linger LINK
National: NIST to Certify Voting Machine Security, Standards LINK
National: Pull the Plug on E-Voting, Part 2 LINK
National: Manufacturers Defend Electronic Voting Machines LINK
National: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'It's a Case of Special Interest Over The National Interest' LINK
National: Michael Shamos - EAC Testimony on Voting System Testing and Certification LINK
National: Despite Laws, Disabled Voters Face Barriers at Polls LINK
National: Bush's U.S. Elections Assistance Commission is Hopelessly Compromised, Misleading America and Has Utterly Failed in Their Job of Overseeing U.S. Elections LINK
National: Testing Election Software Effectively LINK
National: "Open Source Voting Considered Harmful"LINK
National: E-Voting Still Stirring Controversy as Mid-Term Elections Approach LINK
Alabama: DeKalb County - County wants [SoS]Worley to pay up LINK
Arkansas: Garland County - The marvels of electricity LINK
California: Orange County - About A Dozen Arrested In Voter Registration Fraud LINK
California: Orange County charges 11 with phony voter registration LINK
California: Ventura County - More wrong ballots mailed
Conejo, Ojai valleys both report mix-ups LINK
California: Santa Clara County - Electronic Voting Reliability in Question LINK
Colorado: Denver - Up to 30,000 ballots will be hand-recopied
Groups blast "potential for human error" LINK
Florida: Opinion - I prefer paper, especially when I vote LINK
Florida: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties - Only minor glitches reported in early voting LINK
Florida: Pinellas County - More accurate voter counts promised
Elections chief Clark says fatigue led to errors at some precincts Sept. 5. LINK
Georgia: State hopes ballot system will help avoid confusion LINK
Kansas: Butler County - Voting machine pains pay off for county LINK
Maryland: Governor: Absentee Ballot Shortage Nearing Crisis Level LINK
Maryland: Ehrlich warns of voting 'crisis'
Backup plans urged due to area shortages in absentee ballots LINK
Maryland: Reports say Diebold fixed voting machines quietly LINK
Maryland: Governor Warns of Crisis in Wake of Diebold 'Repair' Revelations LINK
Maryland: Dorchester County - Absentee ballot demand grows LINK
Nebraska: Omaha prints it own ballots as others wait for deliveries LINK
New York: Board Of Elections Tests Next Generation Voting Machines LINK
New York: Krueger Concerned With Lobbyist Influence In HAVA Compliance LINK
Ohio: Judge blocks Ohio's voter ID law for absentee ballots LINK
Ohio: Petro to appeal voter-ID ruling over Blackwell's objections LINK
Ohio: Miami County - Issue 5 worded incorrectly on ballots in Miami County LINK
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia - Phila. opposes U.S. observers at polls
In a suit, the government alleges violation of the rights of Hispanic voters. Local officials warn of too much intrusion. LINK
Texas: Travis County Electronic Ballots Have Minor Error LINK
Virginia: Elections board tells 3 localities to add backup voting equipment LINK
West Virginia: State, county at odds on IDs
Chesterfield defends registrar's request for Social Security data LINK
West Virginia: Kanawha County - More Election Day Voting Controvery in Kanawha County LINK
West Virginia: Kanawha County - Kanawha’s votes to get one-round count 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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