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Daily Voting News For November 6, 2008

Published: Fri 7 Nov 2008 10:23 AM
Daily Voting News For November 6, 2008
Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Tabulating is still going on around the country and there are a lot of reports of problems with memory cards, software that is slow, over use of provisional ballots, voting system failures that have resulted in voting machines being locked-up, e-poll book errors and other issues. When appropriate I have included the voting system vendor....
National: E-voting machines, registration databases have a mixed Tuesday LINK
Arizona: Pima County - 80,000 Pima ballots may still be uncounted LINK
California: Opinion - Secretary of state's Web site let us down LINK
California: Santa Clara County - More touch-screen machines malfunction [Sequoia Edge DREs] LINK
California: Ventura County - Provisional ballots confuse voters LINK
California: Ventura County - At least 86,000 ballots still not counted; some races left hanging LINK
Colorado: Boulder County’s counting crawls on Explanation for ‘paper dust’ still elusive [Hart eScan] LINK
Florida: Vote software is under fire [Premier/Diebold] LINK
Florida: Hillsborough County – Editorial - Call in federal help LINK
Florida: Hillsborough To Resume Tabulating Votes Today LINK
Georgia: Chambliss, Martin gear up for expected runoff LINK
Iowa: Computer glitch slows Scott County vote reporting [Diebold memory card failures] LINK
Indiana: Early voting might have eased polling place jam at Northside Middle School LINK
Indiana: Wayne County - County's count last in state Glitch delays Wayne election results until after midnight [ES] LINK
Kentucky: Hand Counting Ballots In Kenton Co. Complete [Hart eSlate] LINK
Maine: Officials to push for early voting in Maine LINK
Minnesota: Undecided Minnesota Senate Race Used Machines that Flunked Accuracy Tests LINK
Minnesota: E-Voting Machines Used in Disputed Franken, Coleman Race Failed Tests LINK
Mississippi: Editorial - Mississippi Needs ‘Early Voting’ LINK
Mississippi: Voting problems still unresolved Machines switching votes are among issues cited LINK
Nevada: Registrar: No Washoe County votes lost due to malfunction LINK
Ohio: Brunner scolds Franklin County for glitch [voter data base problems caused voters to vote on provisional ballots] LINK
Ohio: Lucas County - Paper ballots hold up Lucas County results Staff spends an all-nighter feeding votes into scanners LINK
Pennsylvania: Northumberland County - Voting machines under lock, key Hardware glitch causes problem [Diebold/Premier TSx] LINK
South Carolina: Election numbers point to problems Spartanburg County: Poll workers’ tallies, machines in question LINK
Texas: Williamson County - Ballot glitch didn't affect outcome, Williamson spokeswoman says LINK
Virginia: Chesapeake's electronic poll books were voting-delay villains [Diebold/Premier E-Poll Book] LINK
Washington: Pierce County - Slow going for local counting County blames ranked-choice voting for lines at polls, delayed results LINK
West Virginia: Marion County - Software problem election issue Officials unhappy about time needed to resolve matter [ES] 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 VotersUnite.Org
www.votersunite.org
"To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy."
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March 22, 2008

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