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Daily Voting News For November 28-29, 2006

Daily Voting News For November 28, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

A recount has been requested by a candidate for Senate in Indiana. / Riverside Co. California has announced an intent to form a panel to investigate their voting problems. / Ron Rivest visited Georgia on Nov. 7 and has recently reported on what he saw as he visited with the head of the state's elections and some polls in different counties. He was told by Kathy Rogers, the state elections boss, that the state did illegally use uncertified software in 2002. Rivest also found that the state seems to have decided it's OK to violate federal law as they turn voters with questionable registrations away from the polls without offering them a provisional ballot....

  • NAtional: Opinion - Voting system still needs fixing LINK
  • National: Here's how to jam up Election Day LINK
  • National: State, nation still roiling with vote-count problems
    Congress will be involved in the demand for a paper trail at the polls. LINK
  • Alaska: Alaska Is At Again: Refuses to Release 2006 Election Database Despite Court Order LINK
  • Arkansas: Secretary Of State Seeks Funding For Salaries LINK
  • Arkansas: Cleburne County - Touch-Screen Votes Flipping in Arkansas Run-off Election LINK
  • California: McPherson abandons lawsuit against Shelley LINK
  • California: Riverside County - County to probe voting problems
    Machines ran out of paper, results were delayed weeks LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Our view: Paper trail needed LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Paper trail needed more than ever LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Vote smart
    Florida should move toward accountability LINK
  • Florida: Democrats renew drive for paper trail with electronic voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Touch-screen voting is still a touchy topic LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - An audit to nowhere? LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Audit of congressional race to start today LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota begins voting changes LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting machines' test under way LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Commissioners will talk about machines today LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State's audit of Sarasota's voting machines begin with mock election LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - No problems found in first morning of voting machine audit LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County begins search for new voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - State tests voting machines in disputed race LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Today’s Audit Unlikely to Yield Useful Information About Sarasota County Voting Machines LINK
  • Georgia: Paper trail experience a winner with voters LINK
  • Georgia: UGA survey finds voters favor paper trails from electronic voting LINK
  • Georgia: Possible HAVA Violation in Georgia's Provisional Balloting LINK
  • Georgia: "Trip Report: Election Day 2006: Visit to Atlanta Georgia on 11/7/2006 for election observing" LINK
  • Indiana: Osborn seeks recount for Senate race LINK
  • Kentucky: [SoS] Grayson calls for early voting, paper trails in Ky. elections LINK
  • Montana: Electoral Reform in Montana Seems Headed in Right Direction LINK
  • North Carolina: NC-8 - Manual recount in Hayes-Kissell House race to begin Wednesday LINK
  • New York: Making Every Vote Count LINK
  • Ohio: OH-15 - Recount Required in Ohio House Race LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - County looks ahead to next year’s primary LINK
  • Utah: Statewide election results certified with no changes LINK
  • VEnezuela: Electronic voting stirs suspicion in Venezuela LINK


Daily Voting News For November 29, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

"The question most frequently asked after the election is whether it was a success," said Doug Chapin,'s director. "Success can be measured in a two ways. If success is measured through picking winners, then yes, there were few races in which polling-place problems could have affected the outcome. But, on the other hand, if it is measured through whether every voter who showed up at a polling place had an opportunity to cast their vote without problems or obstacles, then the answer is no." We agree with this assessment and we encourage everyone to read's newly released report. / Apparently the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) appears to have decided that the new (2007) voting systems standards decertify all Direct Recording Electronic voting machines....

  • National: Analysis of 2006 Election Finds Problems Nationwide; Lack of Post-vote Controversy Masks Widespread Voting Difficulties LINK
  • National: Midterm elections get report card LINK
  • National: Feds to Toughen E-Voting Standards? LINK
  • National: Cox No Fan of Paper Balloting LINK
  • National: Cathy Cox goes to Washington, and still doesn’t like paper ballots LINK
  • National: Protect the Vote Locally LINK
  • National: Opinion - Congress should revamp our broken voting system LINK
  • National: Editorial - Congress should patch election holes by 2008 LINK
  • National: E-voting measures sought to avoid disputes LINK
  • National: gives midterms mixed grades; e-voting failures 'plentiful' LINK
  • Alabama: Canvass forces statewide recount of Prichard trade measure LINK
  • California: In The Voting Booth, Name Order Can Sway An Election LINK
  • California: Split Decision On Voting Machines LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Mail-in ballot count trying patience
    Long lines, machines that didn't go online among unresolved issues LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Vote Disparity Still a Mystery In Fla. Election For Congress LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Tests show some discrepancies Congressional race LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - NYTimes Editorial Gets it Right on FL-13…Except for the Paper 'Trail' Part LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - High undervote has precedent LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Vote-machine tests find nothing LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - D-13 audit results argued LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Testers re-enact Election Day -- results differ LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - On day 1 of vote test, numbers don't add up LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota ponders voting options LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - D-13 audit results argued LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - County to pick voting system reform panel LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County – First voting machine audit showed some problems LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - First Day of State Run 'Audit Testing' in Sarasota Reveals 7% Error Rate in Testing on Paperless ES&S Touch-Screen Machines LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Will Kane County ballots be thrown out? LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County - Dems' bid to toss late ballots denied LINK
  • Indiana: Gibson County - Recount begins this morning LINK
  • Kentucky: Grayson favors election changes LINK
  • Kentucky: Calloway County - New machines caused most voters' woes LINK
  • Maine: Secret Balloting Issue Resurfaces in Waldoboro LINK
  • North Carolina: Split Precincts Cause Big Headaches LINK
  • North Carolina: NC-8 - Manual recount to decide Hayes-Kissell House race LINK
  • North Carolina: NC-8 - Manual recount underway in 8th District Hayes-Kissell race LINK
  • North Carolina: NC-8 - Kissell gains two in recount's 1st phase LINK
  • New Jersey: Warren County - Election board studies how to speed up vote counts LINK
  • New Mexico: N.M. considering mail-in elections LINK
  • Ohio: Five sue over electronic systems LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga commissioners consider scrapping touch-screen machines LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Commissioners want new voting machines
    $17 million touch screens can't handle big elections, Cuyahoga officials say LINK
  • Ohio: Lake County - New Ohio ballot law causing confusion LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - Her goal? No more Election Day woes LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - Elections clerk: "˜Human error' at root of mistakes LINK
  • Rhode Island: Judge set to hear challenge to ballot recount procedures LINK
  • Washington: Snohomish County - Final election ballots tallied LINK
  • Venezuela - Voting gets safeguards in Venezuela 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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