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Daily Voting News For July 30, 2006

Daily Voting News For July 30, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

The normal primary turnout in Shelby Co. (Memphis) Tennessee is right at 30%. That means that close to 110,000 voters will attempt to vote on 1300 Diebold TSx voting machines on an extremely long ballot that has as many as 141 races on it. If each voter takes only 10 minutes every voter can vote in a normal 14 hour day. If the voters average 15 minutes, the election day will stretch into 20 hours. That, of course, assumes that no voters walk away because of long lines and that no voting machines break down during the day. Of course, if the county used precinct based optical scan machines voters could mark their ballots while sitting at desks or on the floor and there would be no long lines and if machines broke down ballot boxes could be used....

  • National: Pew Survey Finds Voter Registration Processes Stuck in Place LINK
  • National: AutoMARK Gets A Patent For The "Ballot Marking Device" LINK
  • National: Do Americans Get the Election System We Deserve? LINK
  • Alabama: Ads big part of Worley spending LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County – Opinion - Touchscreens raise questions. Pima County staff responds to community debate (Diebold TSx) LINK
  • Colorado: Pueblo County - Getting in on the Voting Act (Sequoia Edge) LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Guest columnist - Voter group calls for verifiable paper ballot system LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Put election system to a vote LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Machines win vote of confidence in Volusia LINK
  • Nevada: Many eager to be the first to be heard in election 2006 (Sequoia) LINK
  • New York: Greene County - Greene won't have new voting machines this year LINK
  • Michigan: Oakland County – Editorial - Government fumbling may lead to Election Day fiasco LINK
  • Missouri: Local election judges train to use equipment LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: New machines + extra races = more than long lines LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Early voters can't avoid long lines. Two-hours-plus wait not uncommon at Agricenter LINK
  • Tennessee: Sullivan County - Voters may have to take a stand - in line 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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