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Daily Voting News For October 16, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 16, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Testing of Liberty Voting machines in Ireland; in July this year, the commission issued a second report revealing flaws in the software central to the system. It found the software could be manipulated to change the outcome of a vote and said tests had eliminated the wrong candidate in some cases. / Meanwhile Netherlands is doing what the US has failed to do. They are forcing NEDAP (Liberty) to make modifications to ensure their machines are secure. / The California SoS has sent a memo to each county reminding them that voters should have the right to use paper ballots and that each county needs to determine the number of ballots that must be delivered to each polling place....

  • National: NAACP to monitor elections following primary problems LINK
  • National: [Dan] Wallach interview transcription LINK
  • National: E-Voting LINK
  • National: Computerized Voter Registration Databases Need a Major Overhaul
    Political scientist Thad Hall says federal standards are required to prevent state electronic registration databases from disenfranchising people. LINK
  • National: Printing receipts at e-voting kiosks ensure voters' rights LINK
  • Arizona: Two propositions could change way Arizonans vote LINK
  • California: Vote-PAD Inc. Files Legal Claim Against California Secretary of State LINK
  • California: California SoS Declares All State Voters May Opt To Vote On A Paper Ballot In Mid-Term Election LINK
  • California: Secretary of State Sets Stage for a Repeat of June's Election Disaster in Kern County LINK
  • Colorado: Denver – Editorial - Absent-minded election effort LINK
  • Florida: Voter ID systems erecting new barriers nationwide LINK
  • Georgia: Lawyers ask judge for new letters on photo ID to 200,000 voters LINK
  • Iowa: Hamilton County - County Auditor Kim Schaa gets the vote out to Hamilton County LINK
  • Illinois: Early Voting Begins In Illinois LINK
  • Missouri: Supreme Court: Voter ID law is unconstitutional LINK
  • Missouri: Missouri Supreme Court Declares State Photo ID Laws Unconsitutional (Again!) LINK
  • New Jersey: Race on to update voting machines LINK
  • New Mexico: Voter ID, paper ballots are new this election LINK
  • New Mexico: Election reform: Providing the best system, theoretically LINK
  • New York: Al's [Al Pirro husband of Att. Gen. candidate Jeanine Pirro]Lobby Firm Tied To El Loco[Lobby for Sequoia which is owned by Smartmatic and claims are that Smartmatic has a relationship with Chavez] LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Meltdown '06: A Poll Worker Shares News of What's to Come… LINK
  • Ohio: Counting more absentee votes could take some Ohio counties awhile LINK
  • Ohio: Another election challenge:large number of absentees LINK
  • Pennsylvania: A Good Show, But Questions Remain: Sequoia Advantage/WinEDS Pennsylvania Certification Re-exam LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - Most do not trust new electronic voting machines LINK
  • Vermont: Running the state election is no picnic. Staff of six does the job LINK
  • IReland: E-voting machines to be used in 2009 despite warnings LINK
  • NEtherlands: Dutch government orders reforms in response to hacked voting 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.**


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