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Daily Voting News For December 15, 2007

Daily Voting News For December 15, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As we were expecting today’s news is dominated with news from Ohio and the results of Secretary of State Brunner’s review of voting systems used in that state. There are also reports from Cuyahoga Co. regarding the push by Brunner for that county to immediately change over to ES&S central-count optical scan machines and voting centers to replace the county’s polling places. In light of the fact that the state’s primary election is March 4 and state law requires early voting to begin 35 days prior to March 4 Brunner is asking the county to completely change voting systems and vendors and to train voters and poll workers in less than three months and to have ballots printed by ES&S five weeks from now. This is very unwise. As bad as elections have been in Cuyahoga Co this push from the Secretary will only make things worse. We urge the county to conduct the primary on what they have now then change during the 7 months between the primary and the general election....

  • NAtional: Voting Rights Chief to Leave Post LINK
  • California: Fresno County will run Clovis city elections LINK
  • Florida: Hillsborough County - Voting transition draws fire Hillsborough slow to replace touch screens. LINK
  • Iowa: Editorial - Iowa’s Student Vote LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County - It might be McShurley Faulty ballot cards could swing mayor's election LINK
  • New York: N.Y. balks at federal voting demands Attorney general says timeline is 'unrealistic.' LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner’s EVEREST Report Finds Vulnerabilities in Ohio Voting System LINK
  • Ohio: Report: Ohio Needs New Voting Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner urges changes in vote system Secretary of State lays out proposal aimed at avoiding irregularities. LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Elections Official Calls Machines Flawed LINK
  • Ohio: More election changes in store? LINK
  • Ohio: Voting machines vulnerable in 2008 LINK
  • Ohio: Voting security questioned LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner seeks election overhaul Proposal calls for optical-scan machines and 15-day voting period LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner calls for switch to optical scan voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Election integrity in doubt Secretary of state assails new voting systems LINK
  • Ohio: Vote of no confidence A long-awaited review of Ohio's election systems finds 'critical security failures.' The secretary of state wants to start over with new systems, a pricey option. LINK
  • Ohio: Diebold/Premier Responds to Ohio's Study Finding 'Critical Security Failures' in Their Shitty Voting Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Clinton County - 57 ballots found, uncounted LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Brunner wants return to simpler voting times LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Prospective timeline for voting system changes LINK
  • Ohio: Cost, time issues for Portage election board 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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