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Daily Voting News For October 19, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 19, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Utah has announced a change in election rules that will require a minimum audit of 1% machines in each county. A 3% audit will be done for congressional races and 5% for smaller elections. These are minimum requirements. This is a good first, baby-step now the state needs to make an adult step to a meaningful audit. / Officials in Chicago and Cook Co Illinois are already predicting a meltdown. While the Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group blamed any mistakes on poll workers (no surprise there) even experienced elections officials had problems with the Sequoia HAAT. / Denver Colorado will be doing a 5% audit of their machines. / Here we go again. Early voting in Arkansas begins next Monday. At least one county has still to receive their PEBs and paper ballots. Maybe Saturday. I wonder if they do any L&A testing at all? ...

  • National: New Laws and Machines May Spell Voting Woes LINK
  • National: Poll watchers say Nov. may be messy LINK
  • National: Activists Out to Ensure Every Vote Counts Amid ID Rules and Electronic Machines LINK
  • National: Poll watchers say Nov. may be messy LINK
  • National: Elections should be secured LINK
  • National: Voter education touted LINK
  • National: A Philosophy of Voter Suppression LINK
  • Arkansas: St. Francis County - PEBs expected this week; early voting begins Monday LINK
  • California: Secretary of State's Race Not Exactly a Vote Machine LINK
  • California: Orange County - AG: Voter warning linked to GOP campaign LINK
  • Colorado: Denver Election Commission Tests Voting Machines LINK
  • Colorado: San Miguel County - Rock the vote ­ question the machine LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - VOTING: Creative thinking LINK
  • Idaho: Idaho weighs ‘Vote By Mail’ system LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - New election judges learning to work through the glitches LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Voting glitches feared on Nov. 7 LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Chicago Tribune Front Page: 'Voting Glitches Feared on Nov. 7' LINK
  • Indiana: Editorial - IDs and voter confidence. Political parties are bitterly divided on an issue it behooves them to work together on. LINK
  • Indiana: Ruling on Indiana voter ID law unlikely before election LINK
  • Missouri: Woman ‘star’ of voter ID fight. Suit resulted in court’s rejection of law. LINK
  • North Carolina: Citizen Press Revolution: A Thorough, Disturbing Follow-Up on Electronic Voting LINK
  • North Carolina: Polk County - Polk loses 2,098 voters after purge of voter rolls LINK
  • New Mexico: Some voting machines will speak Navajo this election LINK
  • New Mexico: Dona Ana County - 1st test for new voting system LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Lawsuit to Reinstate hundreds of thousands of Purged Democratic Voters to be Filed Fri. or Monday LINK
  • Ohio: Athens County - OU prof applauds new machines that will let him vote unassisted LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Experts warn of foul-ups with new voting machines. U.S. has spent billions to overhaul elections LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Do Bucks Votes Count? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - County will pay $180,000 for voting TV ads LINK
  • Tennessee: Voters advised of incomplete ballot amendment LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - Problems on first day of early voting in Shelby County LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County - The Watchdog Gets Answers About Shelby Election Glitches LINK
  • Texas: Montgomery County seeks bilingual election interpreters LINK
  • Utah: Audits to ensure all votes are counted LINK
  • Utah: Counties to compare 1 percent of electronic ballots with paper LINK
  • Washington: Snohomish County - Interest in races should help turnout in election 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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Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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