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Daily Voting News For October 2-3, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 2, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

A patched E-Poll Book will be tested by Diebold and elections officials in Maryland on Tuesday. Past reports in the Baltimore Sun have stated that the poll books have never been used before then Diebold admitted that they were used in Georgia's primary but that version was an earlier machine. Diebold also admitted that the Georgia machines had the same problem as those used in Maryland. Diebold thought the problem was a hardware failure and that it would not happen in Maryland. Now they have had to install three patches in software, two written by Diebold and one by their hardware supplier. Will Diebold tell the rest of the states that are going to use these e-poll books in the November general election? Will patches be installed? These machines are a part of the overall federally certified voting system. Will the Independent Test Authorities (ITAs) test the certified software now that it has been modified? ...

  • National: Statement of Barbara Simons for the Committee on House Administration Hearing on Electronic Voting LINK
  • National: AFGE Launches Non-Partisan Voter Protection Ads Nationwide LINK
  • National: Scanner and DRE Voting Machine Problems Are Not Equal LINK
  • National: RFK Jr. on E-Voting Meltdown, Paper Ballots, Stolen and Hacked Elections on Fox 'News' Cavuto! LINK
  • National: EAC Requests Comments on Manual for Voting System Testing & Certification Program LINK
  • Arkansas: Carroll County - Cindy Baker has lost her lawsuit challenging her loss of the election for prosecuting attorney. LINK
  • California: Governor Signs Four Election Reform Bills Into Law LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County – Opinion - Every vote counts? LINK
  • Colorado: Don't let complaints prevent your vote LINK
  • Colorado: Colorado AG Reaches Agreement With Legal Team To Improve Security And Integrity Of November Election LINK
  • Florida: Sumter County - High-tech equipment in Sumter helps voting process run smoothly LINK
  • Maryland: Electronic Poll Books in Tuesday Test LINK
  • Maryland: Test Could Determine Fate of Electronic Polls LINK
  • Minnesota: Opinion - Fair elections? I’ll be the judge of that LINK
  • Mississippi: Hinds County - Dispute about deadlines is ongoing LINK
  • New Jersey: Mercer County - Tensions in elections office are on public view LINK
  • New York: Opinion - Time running out for New York voting-machine choices LINK
  • Ohio: Don’t like long lines at the polls? Vote absentee LINK
  • Ohio: Court may get voter ID law. Jesse Jackson joins Ohio challengers LINK
  • Ohio: Expanded absentee ballot options explained LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Trial begins over alleged voting irregularities in close clerks races LINK


Daily Voting News For October 3, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Early voting for the Nov. general election has started in Ohio. / Winnebago Co. Wisconsin is threatening to withhold payment for their Diebold voting machines because the company failed to meet promises. / Voter turnout was higher than expected in Snohomish Co. and Kitsap Co. Washington. This was the first use of all vote-by-mail by Snohomish and the second even year VBM election for Kitsap. / Michael Shamos appeared on CNBC with Warren Stewart of VoteTrustUSA last night. Shamos again threw up the tired red-herring that there's never been a verified instance of voting machine tampering. Correctly Stewart pointed out that the recent Princeton test proved that tampering can be done without anyone ever knowing about it. It's time for Shamos to find another diversion. ...

  • National: Media Briefing on New Voter Suppression Strategies in the 2006 Elections
    Brennan Center Report Suggests Disenfranchisement in Battleground States, House Districts LINK
  • National: Is Diebold Really OK In Pennsylvania (And The Rest Of the Country)? LINK
  • National: Notes from the WeCount2006 Voting Integrity Conference LINK
  • National: A Dozen Random Reasons for HCPBs LINK
  • National: Recipe for a Cooked Election LINK
  • National: Could Crypto Resolve the Voting Machine Controversy? LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Election commissioners training on new machines LINK
  • California: Is Your Vote Safe? Politicians, activists, and people with disabilities debate the security of electronic voting LINK
  • California: Sonoma County – Sonoma Supes OK Raises for Poll Workers LINK
  • Colorado: Opinion - One person, one vote LINK
  • Illinois: State Commission Cites DuPage County Board of Elections for Destruction of Records LINK
  • Indiana: Contract awarded by Rokita questioned. Foe: Bids should have been sought LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - Straight-party voting passes electronic test LINK
  • Indiana: Wayne County - Voting shift ahead. Pilot program in Tippecanoe and Wayne County, too LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Conducts Pre-Election Day Tests LINK
  • Maryland: E-voting Critic Recounts Maryland Primary Woes LINK
  • Maryland: Elections chief: Problems may continue LINK
  • Maryland: Test to determine electronic poll books' fate LINK
  • Maryland: E-poll books undergo tests. Trial aims to fix glitches; Lamone to decide if system can be used Nov. 7 LINK
  • Maryland: Md. Election Officials Run Test on Polling Books. Decision to Use New Polling Books Expected as Early as Wed. LINK
  • Maine: Law on accessibility protects right to vote LINK
  • North Dakota: Absentee ballots available for North Dakotans LINK
  • Ohio: Euclid OKs election plan hoping to end U.S. lawsuit. Redistricting aims to add black representation LINK
  • Ohio: First Dirty Trick of the Year in Ohio's 2006 Election? LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Elections board to rent 30 extra vote scanners LINK
  • Ohio: Trumbull County - Absentee voting begins LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Democrats cry foul, want rematch LINK
  • Washington: Kitsap County - Above average turnout for primary LINK
  • Washington: Snohomish County - Voter turnout beats expectations LINK
  • Wisconsin: Winnebago County - Supervisor urges county to withhold Diebold payment LINK
  • GUam: No decision on Primary. Hearing on motion to dismiss bogs down LINK
  • BRazil: Electronic Voting & U.S. and Brazilian Elections 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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