Daily Voting News For November 30, 2006

Published: Sat 2 Dec 2006 09:42 PM
Daily Voting News For November 30, 2006
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
"In a decision that could have far-reaching effects on the way Rhode Island conducts elections, Superior Court Judge Stephen J. Fortunato Jr. ruled yesterday that any ballot that cannot be read by electronic voting machines during an election recount must be made available for public scrutiny to determine if a voter’s intent can be discerned. “We’re dealing with a fundamental right,” Fortunato said. “Surely we cannot surrender elections to machines.”' / "Software that Denver used to check in voters on Election Day did not "meet, or even approach, professional standards," consultants told a city investigative panel Wednesday. Experts hired to study Denver's problem-plagued election also criticized election officials for failing to catch obvious problems, and they expressed surprise at the "casual" attitude of those running a critical system of democracy." / There is a lot in the news today about the finger-pointing between Denver officials and those officials and Sequoia....
National: Touch Screens? Vote Yes or No LINK
National: Election glitches impede voters nationwide LINK
National: First widespread use of electronic voting praised
(NOTE: This article gives a completely skewed report on the report) LINK
National: Congress to look at voting problems LINK
National: Congress should patch election holes by 2008 LINK
National: NIST-backed panel calls for end to paperless voting LINK
Arkansas: Waldenburg – One Man, One Vote LINK
California: Riverside County - Two reports expected on voting woes
County registrar, watchdog groupeach to offer perspectives to board LINK
Colorado: Denver - Election officials back up director LINK
Colorado: Denver - "Laughable failures" in Denver election
Experts also blame voting woes on oblivious officials LINK
Colorado: Denver - Consultant: Election Software Riddled With Computing 101 Errors
Sequoia Voting Systems Says Denver Used Old Software LINK
Colorado: Denver - 'Fundamentally flawed'
Consultant rips into Sequoia's vote wares, election commission LINK
Florida: 'Undervote' uproar pushes paper ballots
Voters suspicious of electronic voting results are calling for a return to the paper era. LINK
Florida: Doubt dooms paperless voting, election chiefs say LINK
Florida: Voting chiefs 'diss' paper, but see inevitability LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Audit fails to answer questions
Jennings considers taking D-13 fight to the U.S. House LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota revote rally is set for Dec. 3 LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Search for voting errors continues LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Reform groups to rally for revote LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Analysts debating Florida 'undervotes'
Did machines err, or did the voters? LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Test adds to mystery
State offers answers for 2 of 10 variances so far LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - To seek a better voting system LINK
Florida: Sarasota County – Columnist - Audit problems must be due to human error LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - State: Errors in disputed election test result of human mistakes LINK
Florida: Sarasota County - Election experts see positives in Sarasota ordeal LINK
Georgia: Editorial - Voters should get paper trail to follow ballots LINK
Georgia: Legal Challenges Face Voting Machines As Runoffs Approach LINK
Massachusetts: US is said to probe Bay State elections
At issue is access by disabled voters LINK
New Mexico: Commentary: Striving for perfect democracy LINK
New York: Tainted Touch: Fear Over New Vote Machines LINK
Ohio: Ohio did OK on Election Day LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga might scrap Diebold's voting machines LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Different voting machines wanted
Commissioners might ditch touch screens, which cost $17 million LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County – Opinion - A vote for caution
Maybe Cuyahoga County should ditch touch-screen machines, but not until it has learned all it can from the recent election LINK
Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio county eyes switch to optical-scan e-voting LINK
Pennsylvania: New voting machines' debut rocky, study says
Pennsylvania had high number of problems LINK
Rhode Island: Judge orders manual review of 96 ballots LINK
Tennessee: Study finds state had voting troubles LINK
Utah: 3 election recounts in Salt Lake County don't change the results LINK
Utah: Vote performance in Utah issued a B+ LINK
Utah: E-voting report: 'Glitches' but no serious hitches
Electronic voting: A 90-minute shutdown in Utah County was among few problems LINK
West Virginia: Marshall County - Recount Delayed 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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