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Daily Voting News For January 26, 2007

Published: Mon 29 Jan 2007 12:02 AM
Daily Voting News For January 26, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
According to an article in the Albany [NY] Times Union, Ciber has decided to give to the NY State Board of Elections, under the threat of subpoena, paperwork that shows why they were denied interim accreditation by the EAC. Even as the EAC obfuscates and stonewalls all efforts to get this paperwork, Ciber turned it over to officials yesterday. According to the article the paperwork shows that Ciber was understaffed and failed to correctly document its testing. What is the EAC hiding? Is it that both Executive Director Wilkey and Commissioner Davidson served together on the same National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) board that had previously certified Ciber’s work? A board that had an “ex-officio” member, Shawn Southworth, who is the only Ciber staff? // Then today the EAC, having been shown-up by Ciber, posted all of their documents on their website. The documents include a letter from the EAC to Ciber, dated today, that clearly chides Ciber for providing the documents to New York. The documents can all be found here LINK...
NAtional: Diebold Compromised Its Own Voting Machine Security LINK
National: 2006 election irregularities scare us for 2008 LINK
National: Subpeonas May be Issued by NY State After 'Outrageous' Snub by U.S. Elections Assistance Commission LINK
California: Riverside County - Is it high time for an e-voting test in California? LINK
Connecticut: Old Machines Cast Out LINK
Connecticut: New Voting Machines Arrive in February LINK
Florida: Opinion - Count every vote Our Opinion: Ballot Miscues Are Unacceptable When Fix Is Possible LINK
Kansas: Douglas County - County pushing for statewide satellite voting New bill would allow individual counties to make decision LINK
New York: Voting machine debate LINK
New York: Elections official takes federal panel to task LINK
New York: Voting Machine -- The Four Finalists LINK
New York: Voting machines switch likely to be put off till 2009 LINK
New York: New voting machine delays continue LINK
New York: Don't expect new voting machines for this fall -- or next LINK
New York: Federal approval of firm testing NY’s voting machines in jeopardy LINK
Ohio: Hot air from politicians - and cows LINK
Ohio: Was There a Third-Rate Burglary in Cuyahoga County, Ohio? (Or, Something Smells in Cleveland) LINK
Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Commissioners set uniform election compensation costs LINK
Virginia: Bill on touch-screens backed It would require phaseout of the voting machines, with optical-scans as replacement LINK
West Virginia: Charleston - Absentee voters welcome 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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