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Daily Voting News For October 21, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 21, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

'Although most of the attention has focused on paper trails and how vulnerable the machines are to hackers, a professor at Ohio State University and one of his former students are questioning the haphazard way these machines are bought and distributed.' 'Election officials interviewed all said they bought machines based on the number of registered voters in their county. But each county had a different idea of what the proper ratio of machines to voters should be.' ...

  • National: Researchers blast voting machine strategy. Devices are bought, placed haphazardly, Ohio professor says. LINK
  • National: Ballot Blunders Abound As Election Nears LINK
  • National: NAACP To Monitor Elections Following Primary Problems LINK
  • National: Where to put voting booths can anger voters LINK
  • National: Wanted: Graduate Students To Fix E-Voting Machines LINK


  • National: Feinstein to seek hearings on fair and accurate elections LINK
  • Arkansas: Few counties report problems leading up to early voting LINK
  • California: Write-ins no joke to election officials. With voters now using pens on ballots, misuse has increased, causing delays in counting. LINK
  • California: Yolo County - E-voting still has quirks. But Yolo County's just about done working out kinks in its electronic version of paper ballots. LINK
  • Illinois: McLean County - Early voter questions machine security LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Election left off Jupiter ballots LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Mistake fractures district's voting method LINK
  • Florida: St. Lucie County - Poll workers can't tell voters why Foley's name is on ballot LINK
  • Kansas: New machines alter way we vote LINK
  • Maryland: Computer Voting Disks Likely Made For Testers. Md. Assembly Sought Security Check in 2003 LINK
  • Maryland: Election security concerns dismissed LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold source code leaked again. Another breach on the e-voting front as elections near LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold declares machines secure LINK
  • New Mexico: GOP campaign upset over New Mexico absentee voting problem LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County - Absentee ballots corrected. Summit County should mail reprinted pages Monday after printer fixes mistakes LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - County is ready for Nov. 7, says election director LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - November vote in Travis County should be a snap, study finds. Researchers predict short wait times despite lack of voting machines. LINK
  • Virginia: Chesterfield County - U.S. asked to watch election in Chesterfield 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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