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Daily Voting News For November 10-11, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 10, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

A large majority of today's news comes from Sarasota Co., Florida where the voters won a referendum vote to require the county to provide a voting system that has paper and is verifiable. Unfortunately the voters spoke at the same time the machines decided not to count over 18,000 votes in a congressional race. / Polls were kept open late in Kane Co, Illinois, by court order, but now the state Supreme's are deciding if that judge overstepped in his court order. Many voters may now be disenfranchised. / Undervote rate for Florida attorney general in Sumter county was 22%; Lee was 18%; Charlotte was 21%. / In Benton Co. Arkansas a problem was found with the vote totals. They re-ran the ballots and the final results of 8 races changed. Another great election for ES&S...

  • NAtional: What, Exactly, is an Election Meltdown? LINK
  • National: Memorandum to Editors and Reporters: Re-Cap of Election Day Problems and Solutions for Future Presidential Elections LINK
  • National: Oregon Senator Ron Wyden: 15 Reasons "Vote by Mail" Is The Right Direction LINK
  • National: New voting machines are a work in progress LINK
  • National: Electronic Voting Fatally Flawed
    Interview with Pokey Anderson, independent journalist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus LINK
  • National: Outcome uncertain in 8 House races LINK
  • National: Opinion: E-voting transition a disaster
    A smooth transition to electronic balloting? Not so fast, America LINK
  • National: Election Problems, What Election Problems? LINK
  • National: Never Mind the 'Results', Election 2006 Was a Disaster for E-Voting Systems Across the Nation LINK
  • Arkansas: 4 counties’ tallies slow; votes called 2 days late LINK
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  • Arkansas: Benton_ County - Eight Losers Now Winners_ LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Mixed Results for Sequoia Voting System LINK
  • California: Mendocino County - County clerk reports memory card problem LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Zogby 'Exit Poll' of San Diego's CA50 Busby/Bilbray Election Shows 6-Point Distortion from Announced 'Results' LINK
  • California: Tehama County - Glitch holds up Tehama results LINK
  • Colorado: Votes for Colorado secretary of state uncounted LINK
  • Colorado: Chafee County - Reno wants second BV vote center LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Denver Auditor Wants To Scrap Election Commission LINK
  • Colorado: Denver Keeps Counting Votes On Holiday LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Remedy electronic voting's pitfalls
    Our opinion: Start with a mandatory paper trail for all elections. LINK
  • Florida: Campbell says voters told him he wasn't on ballot LINK
  • Florida: Voting problems hit 4 counties LINK
  • Florida: In Florida, Echoes of 2000 as Vote Questions Emerge LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Did they or didn't they vote in race? LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Touch-screen debacle proves paper's value LINK
  • Florida: Editorial – Sarasota County - Another Florida voting dispute LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State closely eyes Sarasota recount, voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Once triggered, process can take awhile LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota elections office braces for 'intense' recount LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - North Port area had the most undervotes LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Bush: Undervotes in congressional race worth investigating LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Common Cause joins fray in 13th District LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - U.S. House staffers arrive for 13th District recount LINK
  • Georgia: Effingham County - Congressional race, computer problems put Effingham in spotlight LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Court: Kane's late ballots do not count yet LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Election Woes Drag On LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Disabled Voters Disappointed with Touch-screen Problems LINK
  • Indiana: Perry County - Computer glitch delays vote tally LINK
  • Kentucky: Some kinks still in system LINK
  • Kentucky: Madison County - Blending of voting machines slows tally process LINK
  • Maryland: Counting absentee ballots a record-breaking operation LINK
  • Missouri: Jefferson County - County clerk takes heat for voting snags LINK
  • Missouri: State: St. Louis County required unnecessary ID at polls LINK
  • North Carolina: Pitt County - Paper balloting successful, officials say LINK
  • New Jersey: Ocean County - Computer glitch eyed in vote woes LINK
  • Ohio: Election delays seen elsewhere, too LINK
  • Oklahoma: Why e-Voting stinks LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawrence County - Machine malfunctions discussed LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Mineral County - When given the choice, voters pick paper ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: York County - York County 4th in voting hotline calls LINK
  • Wyoming: Trauner looks for 38 votes LINK


Daily Voting News For November 11, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Faced with election results that show over 18,000 voters were disenfranchised by her voting machines, Sarasota Co. Florida Elections Director Kathy Dent has changed her mind about DREs. Dent has now come out in favor of a referendum that was on the ballot, and that she fought hard against, that would require the county to change to a paper based voting system. The referendum won overwhelmingly. ...

  • National: Opinion - Keeping the Voting Clean LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Election Results Continue To Puzzle LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Questions surround election results LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Ballot audit takes time, will be used in all future voting LINK
  • California: San Francisco - Smooth election reported despite equipment problems LINK
  • Colorado: Denver – Editorial - Mail ballots not the answer
    Why junk voting machines? LINK
  • Florida: State audit targets vote in Sarasota LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Machines passed random testing on Election Day LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - How do you recount electronic votes? LINK
  • Florida: Commentary - DeFede: Sarasota Voting Problems Hit Close To Home LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Florida county's recount focuses on voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Pattern at polls spelled trouble
    Poll workers tell of the problems that produced nearly 18,400 nonvotes in the Sarasota congressional race. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting machines lose ally
    Sarasota elections supervisor, in reversal, endorses switch to a paper ballot system LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Political Staffs Head to Sarasota
    National operatives, watchdog groups gearing up to contest improbable election. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Florida Recount, 2006-Style
    Large 'Undervote' In Hot House Race Raises Voting Machine Concerns LINK
  • Florida: Sumter County - Sumter ballot design called into question LINK
  • Indiana: 3 Indiana House races could result in recounts LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Votes Still Being Counted in Marion County LINK
  • Massachusetts: Boston - Boston's ballot policy violates state law, Galvin says LINK
  • New Mexico: San Juan County - County's election results remain unofficial LINK
  • Nevada: Nye County - Programming error delays vote count LINK
  • Utah: Paper ballots cause confusion
    Official takes blame for a lapse in poll training 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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