Daily Voting News For November 2, 2006

Published: Mon 6 Nov 2006 01:44 PM
Daily Voting News For November 2, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
'Lawyers for the state and groups that opposed Ohio's voter identification rules claimed victory Wednesday in a settlement that suspends the law for absentee voters and clarifies and expands it for voting in person.' / Hart Intercivic has been under the radar lately. VoteTrustUSA has an article that lets you see who is behind the company. / Cuyahoga Co Ohio is back in the news again. Seems they decided that they would make free use of workers lap-tops to make memory card reading a bit easier. No telling what viruses may have been passed around. / There seems to be a yellow button on the back of Sequoia DREs that is suddenly getting a lot of attention because it can be used to gain access to the machine and could be used to vote more than one time....
National: Who is Counting Your Votes? - A Closer Look at Hart InterCivic LINK
National: 'Hacking' Doesn't Crack the Code LINK
National: CNN's Lou Dobb's: 'Tonight, voting activists, not our government, leading the battle for voting security.' LINK
National: In the Land of ‘Every Vote Counts,’ Uncertainty on Whether It’s Counted Correctly LINK
National: Debate (Larry Norden v. Michael Shamos) Can Electronic Voting Be Trusted? LINK
National: Button on state's most used e-voting machine allows multiple votes LINK
National: Keeping a wary eye: Pitfalls abound LINK
National: Close races to magnify problems at the polls LINK
National: ES & S Offers $10,000 Prize in University Voting Technology Competition LINK
National: Hackable Democracy? LINK
National: Media Release - Candidates Advised to 'Citizen Audit' Race Before Conceding LINK
National: Revamped exit poll, vote counting operations get test in closely watched election LINK
Arkansas: It's Charlie's fault (Reports of vote switching) LINK
California: California secretary of state unveils new election checks LINK
California: HERE WE GO AGAIN: 'Just Push the Yellow Button and Vote as Many Times as You Want' on Sequoia Touch-Screen Voting Machines! LINK
California: Sequoia Voting Machines Certified For Use By Secretary Of State Could Let People In 21 Counties Vote More Than Once LINK
California: Officials brace for election glitches as e-voting takes hold LINK
California: Mendocino County - 70% in county vote by mail LINK
Colorado: Denver - Election judges grapple with new voting machines LINK
Colorado: Eagle County - Ballots will be translated into Spanish LINK
Florida: Supervisor told new vote machines pose time-change problem LINK
Florida: Broward County - Broward racks up nearly 40,000 early votes for Tuesday's election LINK
Florida: Collier County - Brent Batten: Voters still wary toward touch-screen machines LINK
Florida: Palm Beach County records 32,000 early votes for Tuesday's election LINK
Florida: Volusia County - Voting runs into untimely glitch LINK
Iowa: State confident of voting machines
Many Iowans can use touch screens at polls; watchdog groups urge caution LINK
Iowa: Editorial - Iowa's voting methods deserve confidence LINK
Illinois: Early voters finding new machines aren't without faults LINK
Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Voting equipment glitches lingering LINK
Indiana: Everyone's looking for signs of voter fraud LINK
Kansas: Sedgwick County - Voting Problems in Sedgwick County LINK
Maryland: More Poll Workers Recruited, But Training Proves Daunting LINK
Maryland: Maryland balloting beset with doubts, vulnerability LINK
Maryland: Md. voters will have lots of company at polling places LINK
Maryland: Does e-voting need paper trails? LINK
Maryland: Md. Dems slam GOP voter-credential guide LINK
Maryland: Prince George's County - Nearly 3,000 absentee ballots yet to be sent LINK
New Mexico: Domenici criticizes decision not to use election auditor LINK
New York: Voting machine schedule changed LINK
Ohio: State Proposes Settlement To Voter ID Requirement LINK
Ohio: Ohio suspends voter ID law for absentees LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County OH Possibly Exposed Election System to Computer Virus LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio's most populous county unveils election monitoring system LINK
Ohio: Miami County - Official States Electronic Voting System Added Votes Never Cast
In 2004 Presidential Election; Audit Log Missing LINK
Ohio: Miami County - Official States Electronic Voting System Added Votes Never Cast LINK
Pennsylvania: Mistakes affect absentee ballots LINK
South Carolina: Long ballots could mean long lines at polls LINK
South Dakota: S.D. voting machines not linked to probe LINK
Tennessee: Sullivan County - Voting machine problem shuts down Civic Auditorium site LINK
Texas: Electronic, paper ballots raging controversy this election season LINK
Texas: Bringing The Ballots To People Who Cannot Get To Them LINK
Utah: Vote! - But, Bring a Book LINK
Utah: Utah braces for Nov. 7 jam
Machine shortage, confusion over ballots bring long lines, frustration in early voting LINK
Washington: Computerized vote systems raise fears of potential fraud LINK
GUam: Opinion - Ban is not the way to address the problems with voting machines 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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