Daily Voting News For September 17, 2008

Published: Thu 18 Sep 2008 03:30 PM
Daily Voting News For September 17, 2008
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
We’ve been telling you that voter registration issues are going to be important this year. Even voters who have been registered for years and who have voted in recent elections may find out, when they go to the polls in Nov., that they are not eligible to cast a ballot. In our “Featured” article Kim Zetter of Wired News has done a great job in gathering information on voter registration data bases and presenting that information. It’s a scary story. Everyone needs to check to ensure they are still registered to vote and that the registration is correct. Do it now while there is still time to make corrections....
Featured - National: Voter Database Glitches Could Disenfranchise Thousands LINK
National: Can New Media's Obsessiveness Redeem the Vote? LINK
National: As Key Voting Deadlines Approach, Major Nonpartisan Voter Protection Coalition Launches 2008 General Election Efforts LINK
National: EAC Chair: Contingency Planning More Important than Ever this Year
Expect the Unexpected and Plan Accordingly LINK
National: Report Shows Voting Problems in 10 Swing States LINK
National: Congress Urged to Pass Fast-Track "PAPER BALLOT" Legislation LINK
Arizona: Voter-ID ruling appealed by civil-rights group
Proof of citizenship rule also questioned LINK
California: Riverside County - Supervisors agree to audit Registrar of Voters Office LINK
California: Riverside County - Vote process may receive second look LINK
California: After complaints, Riverside County agrees to audit of electoral process LINK
Colorado: Dept. of State signed contract knowing of conflict
Contractor owns condo where ex-elections director sleeps LINK
Colorado: Ritter advocates mail, early voting to speed up Colorado's election results LINK
Florida: Watchdog says Fla. not ready for Nov. 4 LINK
Florida: Broward County - Operation Big Vote rallies troops to get all eligible voters registered as major election draws near LINK
Florida: Palm Beach County - New recount set for PBC judges race LINK
Georgia: Vote early, nervous election officials urge Georgians
Anticipated turnout may overwhelm polls on Nov. 4 LINK
Georgia: Georgia Gets Poor Marks In Election Study LINK
Michigan: Democrats Sue Michigan G.O.P. on Voter Issue LINK
Missouri: E-Vote: Missouri Increases Security Checks on Voting Equipment LINK
Mississippi: Mississippi Ballot Will Disenfranchise Hundreds LINK
Mississippi: Ballot dispute argued in Miss. Supreme Court LINK
New York: Voting machine upgrades add up
Cost of changes locally to surpass $3.6 million LINK
New York: Some voters turned away from special voting machines LINK
New York: Madison County - Few vote on ballot but many curious
Election inspectors' jitters in using disabled accessible machines prove groundless. LINK
Ohio: Secretary of state touts optical scan ballots during Akron talk LINK
Ohio: Why hurricane Ike demands paper ballots on November 4 LINK
Ohio: Butler County - Ohioans foresee fair election this Nov.
Poll finds Republicans a bit more confident than Democrats LINK
Ohio: Columbiana County - Security added to election materials LINK
Ohio: Columbiana County - Elections board tightens vote equipment security LINK
Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Piazza: $21K needed for election computer burner
Election bureau director says old burners don’t always work and may be a “fire hazard.” LINK
Texas: Bob Barr Busts Ballot LINK
Virginia: Charlottesville Council Approves Voting Machines Purchase LINK
Wisconsin: Democrats challenge Van Hollen's voter registration lawsuit
Appleton clerk concerned about registration rules LINK
Wisconsin: Editorial - Quest for zero voter fraud threatens legitimate ballots LINK
Wisconsin: Board: AG has conflict in Wis. voting lawsuit 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.**
John Gideon
Co-Executive Director
"To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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