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Daily Voting News For July 21, 2006

Daily Voting News For July 21, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today the release of two much awaited reports has been in the media. One report on the Arkansas and ES&S and the other report is on the failures in the primary election in Cuyahoga Co., OH. / An Arkansas election official wrote about ES&S and the recent state primary, "This was the most disorganized bunch ever to run an election in Arkansas. They were untruthful in their responses. Their performance left the burden of this election on us and greatly increased the cost." / A report prepared by InfoSentry for the state of Arkansas said this about vvpat printer failures, "Such an occurrence could cause a very serious problem in the event of an audit or a recount in which the verified voting paper audit trail becomes an official ballot," the report said. "There would be some unknown number of ballot transactions that would print on a single, unreadable, and unverifiable line."...

  • National: Voting Software. It's an election year, and we're still struggling to get voting machines that people trust. LINK
  • National: Rep. Boehlert Makes The Case For Voter Verified Paper Ballots And Audits LINK
  • National: David Wagner's Testimony On Voting System Standards LINK
  • National: Senate Approves 25 Year Extension Of Voting Rights Act LINK
  • National: New U.S. Voting Guidelines Improving States' Elections Processes LINK
  • Alabama: Morgan County - Deadlock deliberations. GOP chair says if next Tuesday's count fails to produce winner, he'll name one LINK
  • Arkansas: Arkansas needs to renegotiate with voting machine vendor (ES&S) LINK
  • Arkansas: Expert: Revise voting-machines deal LINK
  • California: Bowen calls for more electronic voting safeguards LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Electronic voting plan makes sense for county LINK
  • Colorado: Paper trail pursued. Democratic candidate for secretary of state among petition backers LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - County voting not a hit. Judges find new machines daunting (over 100 of 798 poll workers who pledged to work in the primary have quit) LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Voting system passes test. Mock election on new machines nets accurate results LINK
  • Georgia: Barrow County - Defeated Barrow BOE candidate plans to contest LINK
  • Minnesota: Otter Tail County - New machines will make voting easier for disabled LINK
  • Mississippi: Hattiesburg - Officials rush to set up election ("The election commission voted to use a paper ballot, which members said was less expensive and would ease confusion at the polls") LINK
  • Ohio: Appeals court to hear punch-card ballot case LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio's Coming Electoral Meltdown LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Early Warning LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Could fraud happen? LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Training lax, warnings went ignored, panel says LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Vote tied on whether to fire election chief after botched primary LINK
  • Oregon: Rep. Hooley Raises Concerns about Electronic Voting Machine Security LINK
  • Tennessee: Computer shutdown snarls early voting (Electronic Poll Book) LINK
  • Texas: HAVA helps provide voting access LINK
  • West Virginia: Berkeley County - Berkeley Co. needs more up-front money for machines 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
Executive Director and
Information Manager

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