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Daily Voting News For April 24, 2007

Published: Wed 25 Apr 2007 04:14 PM
Daily Voting News For April 24, 2007
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
According to an article in USA Today this morning, “State and local officials have begun a coordinated campaign to stop Congress from requiring a paper record of ballots cast on electronic voting machines, arguing it could cause more problems in next year's presidential election than it would solve.
“Groups representing secretaries of state, state legislators and county leaders are working together to block legislation headed for a House committee vote and Senate hearings soon. Their letters, phone calls and meetings with lawmakers in recent weeks are likely to prompt changes, supporters and opponents say.”...
NAtional: Paper-trail voting gets organized opposition LINK
National: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission Comes Under Fire LINK
National: SDD threat to health of U.S. elections LINK
California: Being first can be costly Inland Voting: Riverside County pioneered touch screens. State scrutiny concerns both counties. LINK
California: Monterey County - New registrar looks forward LINK
California: Riverside County - Electronic voting dilemma E-machines touted as way to save taxpayer money, but vulnerability to hacking a pressing concern LINK
California: Riverside County - Sequoia machines supposed to tally election results quicker LINK
Florida: Democrats, voter groups drop support for Florida elections bill LINK
Florida: Plan gives voters option to not vote for any candidate LINK
Florida: Voters Could Opt Out of Race LINK
Florida: Paper-trail voting bill moves forward LINK
Florida: FL-13 - Case stirs debate on Fla. voting machines LINK
Missouri: Cloud Looms Over Mayoral Election Results LINK
Mississippi: Harrison County - Supervisors Vote To Return To Old Voting System LINK
New Jersey: State to unveil ballot printing guidelines Electronic voting issues raised by activists may see light, judge says LINK
New York: Troy - District goes to electronic voting Troy school voters will cast ballots on new machines May 15 LINK
Texas: House gives final approval to voter ID bill LINK
Washington: King County - County election officials prefer Diebold 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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