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Daily Voting News For October 25, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 25, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

"The use of electronic machines to count ballots cast in last year's municipal elections was a fiasco, Quebec's chief electoral officer said Tuesday. The machines weren't quicker, more economical and more accurate than manual counting" said Quebec, Canada's chief elections official. One of the suppliers of electronic voting machines underestimated its ability to simultaneously service several municipalities. Sound familiar? / "Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho has a starring role in a new HBO documentary that raises serious questions about the security of vote-counting machines used in Florida and many other big states. The program, titled "Hacking Democracy," is scheduled to debut on the cable channel on Nov. 2, running through most of the month." / Diebold, as seems to be their nature, is punishing Maryland for asking voters to vote absentee. They print the state's ballots and they are late in delivering them a majority of the ballots to many counties....

  • National: Watching the Vote 2006 LINK
  • National: Report Warns of Potential Voting Problems in 10 States LINK
  • National: Sancho to star in HBO documentary LINK
  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs: New Report Says Electronic Voting a 'Giant Problems Across The Country' LINK
  • National: Watching The Vote LINK
  • National: Demos: Poll Worker Training, Staffing Shortages Expected to Create Problems On Nov. 7. Troubles with Machines and Training During 2006 Primaries Illustrate Long-Term Under-Investment LINK
  • National: Voter Registration Lists May Foil Voters LINK
  • National: REPORT: DoD's New, Untested, Secretly Developed Overseas Military Voting Scheme for General Election 'Poses Significant Security Risks' LINK
  • National: Pull the Plug on E-Voting LINK
  • National: Editorial - Electronic Elections LINK
  • Arkansas: Candidates rally supporters as Ark. early voting begins LINK
  • Arkansas: St Francis County - Additional ballots ordered for SFC in general election
    Commission errs on side of caution with high early vote turnout expected LINK
  • Arkansas: Washington County - Commission rejects new voting machine distribution date LINK
  • Colorado: Vote security sets city back
    Extra rules, cost have officials considering reverting to mail ballots next year LINK
  • Colorado: Big trial for new ways of voting
    Coloradans can cast their votes on a variety of machines, but none has been totally trouble-free. LINK
  • Delaware: Delaware's voting machines are still safe and dependable LINK
  • Florida: Federal judge rules against state limits on voter exit polling LINK
  • Florida: Osceola County - Judge: Osceola must revise discriminatory election plan LINK
  • Florida: Osceola County - Commissioners to consider options in federal lawsuit LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County: : Did every vote count? LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Computer problem slows early balloting LINK
  • Georgia: Georgia escapes election group's trouble-spot list
    Voter ID issue not enough to warrant watch LINK
  • Illinois: How safe is your ballot? LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - City withholds payment for voting machines LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago, Cook County to Withold Voting Machine Payment Until They Find Out ­ During a Live Election! ­ Whether or Not Their New Sequoia Machines Actually Work LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Voter security glitch fixed
    Site's data vulnerable at least 5 years, say city election officials LINK
  • Maryland: Younger election judges sought LINK
  • Maryland: Late Paper Ballots Create Problems For Md. Election Boards LINK
  • Missouri: Voting watchers, state hope problems resolved LINK
  • Ohio: Suit calls Ohio's voter ID law a mess, asks court to void it LINK
  • Ohio: Suit Filed to Stop Ohio’s New Voter ID Law; Groups Worry Votes Won’t Be Counted LINK
  • Ohio: No Counting Until Election Day LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County - Summit absentee ballots delayed to fix errors LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County - Official calls for probe in ballot delay
    Democrat suggests conspiracy; firm blames legal, technical issues LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - County tries to ease voting jitters
    Citizens group still worries about lack of paper trail from touch-screen ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Probe ends with no voter registration fraud found LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Union County - Are New Voting Machines Secure? LINK
  • Texas: Older East Texans Encouraged To Vote Absentee By Mail LINK
  • Texas: Nueces County - Voter vigilance a must with 59 ballot combinations
    County clerk suggests double-checking vote before making it final LINK
  • Virginia: Virginia e-voting machines truncating candidates' names LINK
  • Virginia: Ballot glitch concerns Democrats
    Webb's last name cut off on part of electronic ballot in three cities LINK
  • Virginia: Glitch occurs in City's electronic election ballot LINK
  • Virginia: Hart InterCivic Voting Machines Cutting off Name of Democratic Candidate Jim Webb in Hotly Contested Virginia Senate Race LINK
  • Vermont: Voting Integrity Halted in Vermont LINK
  • West Virginia: Belmont County - Poll Workers In Demand LINK
  • CAnada: Quebec - Evaluation Report of New Methods of Voting LINK
  • CAnada: Quebec - Plug pulled on electronic voting
    High-tech balloting cost 25 per cent more LINK
  • CAnada: Quebec - Use of electronic voting machines in Quebec municipal elections was a fiasco 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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