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Daily Voting News For November 15, 2007

Daily Voting News For November 15, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Officials in Belmont Co Ohio tested the use of paper ballots and optical-scan at one precinct. The test was an attempt to see if elections could be held with less expense using paper ballots than using the county’s DREs. The test was a success so the county is now thinking about spreading the experiment to the whole county. One result of the test was that there were no lines because many voters can mark paper ballots all at the same time. Hopefully Belmont will tell their neighboring counties and they will experiment and tell their neighbors and we will suddenly have a paper ballot movement that will spread across the whole country and more and more counties will join in the “Rage against the Machines”....

  • NAtional: VOTER ACTION CALLS FOR A FULL CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION OF VOTING SYSTEMS COMPANIES LINK
  • National: Swarthmore College Political Scientist Calls Voter ID Laws 'Democratic Emergency,' Joins Amicus Brief to Challenge Proposed Legislation LINK
  • California: Ballot Petition Fraud Occuring in Support of California's Republican Electoral College Initiative? LINK
  • California: San Francisco - Supervisors moving ahead on buying new voting machines LINK
  • California: Tehama County - County urges absentee vote Long lines expected at polls LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - Mail in 2008? LINK
  • Connecticut: From the Crow's Nest: An election reflection LINK
  • Connecticut: Secretary of the state launches random audits; EHartford, EWindsor, Somers, WLocks selected LINK
  • Hawaii: New vote system could be delayed The next setup’s cost might go over budget, an election official says LINK
  • New Hampshire: Candidates go for recounts despite the cost LINK
  • New Jersey: Voters still traveling on a paperless trail LINK
  • New Mexico: San Juan County - County stuck with outdated voting machines LINK
  • New York: How Two Million Bucks Could Derail Open-Source Voting Machines in New York Elections LINK
  • New York: Ulster County - Paper ballots next year? State election official says they'd be impractical LINK
  • Ohio: Belmont County - More Paper At ’08 Polls LINK
  • Ohio: Putnam County - Election troubles abound LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lancaster County - Official: Elections office didn't prepare public for vote LINK
  • Texas: Harris County - Why did it take a week for press to learn of eSlate "adjustments?" LINK
  • Canada: Ontario - Embattled Vaughan clerk fired 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 Co-Director and Information Manager VotersUnite.Org http://www.votersunite.org

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