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Daily Voting News For October 12, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 12, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Ottawa Co. Michigan got $40,000 worth of new ballots from the printer, after copies had been proof-read by county staff. Unfortunately the ballots have 'public' in six places on the ballots and one of those 'public's is missing the 'l'. Ballots will be reprinted. / Shelby Co Tennessee will be using new Diebold machines for the first time next month, joining a too-long list of counties that will be using new voting machines for the first time in Nov. / ES&S has failed, up to now, to get programming to Dona Ana Co. New Mexico, for their Automark machines. No early voting for voters with disabilities even though the rest of the voters can vote early voting. / Sequoia has misprinted absentee ballots sent to 44,000 voters in Denver. And in a second error they printed postage on the return envelope that is 24 cents less than the actual postage. Sequoia will have to pay all expenses for their errors. / A West Virginia Election Commissioner has promised to have all ballots counted by two hours after poll closing; provided there are not technical problems. ...

  • NAtional: Sen. Feinstein to Introduce New Elections Legislation LINK
  • National: Feinstein to introduce bill for e-voting paper trail LINK
  • National: Senator Feinstein Seeks to Ensure Accuracy of Federal Elections. Bill Would Require Paper Voting Records and Audits LINK
  • National: J Alex Halderman GS and Ariel Feldman GS. And the tale of the corruptible electronic voting machine LINK
  • National: A Glance Backward as We Gaze Forward: Review of No Umbrella: Election Day in the City LINK
  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'States are buying used voting machines' and 'they may no longer meet state standards' LINK
  • National: AP, networks sue over Fla., Nev. exit poll laws LINK
  • National: Open Letter Sent to States Urging Emergency Paper Ballot Plans and Procedures for November Election LINK
  • National: Study: Voting harder in some states LINK
  • National: Beware The High-Tech Ballot. Untested technology and poor training can lead to disaster LINK
  • National: Will The Next Election Be Hacked? LINK
  • Arizona: Sides debate vote-by-mail proposition LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Alameda's ballot system is on line LINK
  • California: Monterey County - County showcases new panel. Voting Rights Committee to hear people's electoral concerns LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - For Ref F, the devil's in the details LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Absentee-ballot mistake found LINK
  • Colorado: Ballot postage problem revealed LINK
  • Connecticut: New voting machines: solution without a problem LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Supreme Court passes on Sarasota voting machine balloting LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Election changes made to ensure transparency, accuracy LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - 1 in 4 voters use touch-screen LINK
  • Massachusetts: New election law to allow younger poll workers LINK
  • Maryland: Backup paper ballots ordered. State seeks to avoid touch-screen problems that marred primary LINK
  • Maryland: Md. orders paper ballots amid fears of electronic voting woes LINK
  • Maryland: Absentee ballots worry election officials LINK
  • Maryland: State orders 1.6M paper ballots. Fears of electronic voting woes prompt action LINK
  • Maryland: Elections will still include e-poll books LINK
  • Michigan: Ottawa County - Typo Will Cost Michigan County $40K LINK
  • Mississippi: Harrison County cries out for poll workers LINK
  • Mississippi: Hinds County - Judge allows Oct. 24 qualifying deadline for legislative races LINK
  • Montana: Official tracks down missing election ballots LINK
  • New Mexico: Dona Ana County - Problems For Disabled Voters In Dona Ana County LINK
  • New Mexico: Roosevelt County - New voting machines ready LINK
  • New York: Madison County - Residents seek voting machine hearings LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Voting Machines 101 in Cuyahoga County LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Election workers in school. Electronic voting training under way LINK
  • Ohio: Portage County - Local election likely to sail smoothly LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - Higher tech equals lower cost LINK
  • Tennessee: Incomplete amendment on ballot LINK
  • Tennessee: State to notify voters of amendment. Machines contain truncated version LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Election Commission Says Machines Are Safe LINK
  • Utah: Mullen: Don't take your vote for granted LINK
  • West Virginia: Kanawha County - Carper says votes will be counted 2 hours after polls close 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
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