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Daily Voting News For October 23, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 23, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Beginning this week, and every Wednesday, I will be doing a regular 5-minute Voting News report on WNJC 1360AM, Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio Station at 8PM Eastern. The program is "Voice of the Voters", with Mary Ann Gould, and it runs from 8PM to 9PM Eastern every Wednesday. It can be heard via live streaming. Last week's guest was Lowell Finley. This week's guest will be Dr. Daniel Lopresti, Lehigh University / Today it was reported that the Chicago, Illinois voter data base has been hacked. / "At least when we had hanging chads we knew what we did not know. Today, with the growth of electronic voting, we don't know what we don't know." Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, Former chair, Election Administration Commission / Some Maryland counties are reporting a shortage of absentee ballots....

  • National: E-voting faces a test at the polls. NIST works on standards as debate continues over systems’ reliability LINK
  • National: Commentary on the EAC's New Testing and Certification Program LINK
  • National: Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline LINK
  • National: ABC World News - Election Concerns LINK
  • National: CBS News Opinion - E-Voting Bites. American Prospect: Shock Looms On Nov. 7 From Unproven Voting Systems LINK
  • National: Is Press Taking Possible Voting Problems Seriously? LINK
  • National: John Fund - Litigation Day. Control of Congress may be decided in the courts, starting Nov. 8. LINK
  • National: Vote By Phone – But Not From Home LINK
  • National: Absentee voting today and tomorrow. Defense employs a mix of low- and high-tech methods while waiting for electronic voting standards to evolve LINK
  • National: Ok, so what happens if the election results are "skewed"? LINK
  • National: States Create Processes to Ease E-voting Concerns LINK
  • National: Independent Review Reveals Flaws In Voting System Testing Process LINK
  • National: Diebold Code Spill Hikes Electronic Voting Security Concerns LINK
  • California: Editorial - Intimidating voters is a menace to democracy LINK
  • California: Editorial – Got Stamps? LINK
  • California: Oakland - New instant runoff voting less costly ? LINK
  • Colorado: Eagle County - Early voting under way in county LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County – Election Security Breach – Chicago, Cook County Online Voter Registration Database Discovered Vulnerable to Hackers! LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago/Cook County - Chicago Voter Registration Database Flawed LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago Voter Database Hacked LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - County voting practices called into question LINK
  • Indiana: Allen County - Voter Fraud Prevention LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Voting Machines Put To Test In Dry Run [900 machines in a few hours. Not much of a test] LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Voting machines pass test; County still has concerns LINK
  • Massachusetts: Southwick - Clerk gets 3 ballot machines LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland gets crabby over voting tech. Governor, others denounce state’s electronic systems LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold source code leaked again LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold Election Systems at the center of security breach maelstrom LINK
  • Maryland: Diebold Source Code Disks Mailed to Maryland Democrat LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Suffers E-Voting Security Breach LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Officials Running Out Of Absentee Ballots LINK
  • North Carolina: Old election glitches lead to new worries LINK
  • New Jersey: N.J.'s voting system under scrutiny LINK
  • New Mexico: Recipe for a Cooked Election LINK
  • New York: LWV to show film on voting machines LINK
  • New York: Rochester - Area takes part in test of voting machines. Hundreds of residents show up as state auditions new systems LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Northampton grants pay increase to elections workers LINK
  • Tennessee: Cast aside, old voting machines need a job LINK
  • Texas: Houston - Ballot glitch could affect thousands of votes LINK
  • CAnada: Vote against online voting 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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