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Daily Voting News For September 26, 2006

Daily Voting News For September 26, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Two Senators have introduced a bill in the Senate that will reimburse counties for paper ballots if they are provided along with DRE voting machines in precincts. This bill was begun as an idea from a blogger and shows the power of the blog. / Diebold claims to have solved a design flaw that caused their e-poll book to crash constantly while being used in Maryland's primary. One has to wonder how that fix was made and put on the Maryland machines without ever going through federal certification testing. / Denver Colorado seems to have purchased second-hand Sequoia "card activators" from Chicago. They were used in the failed Chicago primary. The equipment then failed in Denver last month. Good plan and they saved a whole $10,000....

  • National: Senators Propose Funds for Paper Ballots to Back Up Electronic Ones LINK
  • National: House Committee To Hold Hearing On Verification, Security, and Paper Trails LINK
  • National: Senators Boxer and Dodd Introduce Emergency Paper Ballot Legislation In Senate LINK
  • Arizona: Opinion - Resolve issues on hand counts of state ballots LINK
  • California: San Mateo County - Delay in vote count forecast LINK
  • Colorado: Editorial - Election ruling right on target LINK
  • Colorado: Officials urge Coloradans to vote by absentee ballot LINK
  • Colorado: Columnist - A surefire election forecast LINK
  • Colorado: Editorial - Trust in machines is hard to come by. A judge rules that the secretary of state's office botched the certification of Colorado's new voting machines, but he's right to allow their use LINK
  • Colorado: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'No standards, no testing, relying on the manufacturers. It's just inconceivable.' LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Voting equipment not new LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Glitches take toll. Election commission to mothball part of new voting system LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Paper ballot question for Sarasota appealed LINK
  • Hawaii: Officials Say Ballots Security Not Breached LINK
  • Hawaii: Election miscues targeted by state LINK
  • Indiana: Editorial - Best Voting Method: High-tech machines have been plagued with problems LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Voting machines to be repaired LINK
  • Indiana: Fayette County - Glitch means Fayette Co. voting machines need upgrade LINK
  • Indiana: Tippecanoe County first to use vote centers LINK
  • Maryland: Vote check-in glitch is declared fixed. Maker of 'e-poll books' tells state they will stop crashing LINK
  • Maryland: Tech Firm Shows Off Glitch-Free Software LINK
  • Maryland: District 4 County Council candidate protests election results LINK
  • Michigan: Oakland County - Improper seal on ballot box prevents election recount LINK
  • Missouri: Absentee balloting begins today in Missouri (Includes e-mail voting for military voters) LINK
  • Ohio: Early ballot requests rising. Partisans pushing voters to use expanded absentee procedure LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Electronic voting has some worried LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Fayette County - Voter outreach handled differently in neighboring counties LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Examiner’s schedule delays voting machine testing LINK
  • Texas: Nacogdoches County - Evoting? Get ready to type in those write-ins 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
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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