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Daily Voting News For December 23, 2007

Daily Voting News For December 23, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

New York City has already decided to purchase one “Ballot Marking Device” for each polling place in the city. That puts them one step ahead of the rest of the state.

Meanwhile Pennsylvania has joined other states which have read the Colorado reports and decided that any testing done in Colorado does not apply to their state even though they use the same machines.

West Virginia says that even though they use machines that were decertified in Colorado they just don’t know enough to decide wether to get rid of them.

Editorials and Op-Eds from Ohio papers are mixed. The opinions of the papers surely echo the opinion of the county election offices rather than an opinion made after research and education. ...

  • CO: Clerks call for mail-in votes in '08 LINK
  • Colorado: Opinion - Boucher: Paper ballots something to believe in LINK
  • Colorado: Opinion - Pomerance: Making the voting process transparent LINK
  • Colorado: Montrose County - Montrose in bind after vote-machine decision LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Will court decide 2008 election, too? LINK
  • New York: Tools to Help Disabled Vote Are on Way LINK
  • New York: NYC: Disabled-access voting machines for all poll spots by Sept. LINK
  • Ohio: EVEREST a "Light at the End of the Elections Tunnel?" LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Flaws in Ohio's voting system demand immediate attention LINK
  • Ohio: Costs keep adding up for elections Brunner wants to dump touch-screen machines LINK
  • Ohio: Butler County - Report raises concerns for county officials As the state considers voting system improvements, Butler officials think it will be difficult to make changes in 2008. LINK
  • Ohio: Lake County needs equity for machines LINK
  • Ohio: Loraine County – Opinion - Our View: Call for massive change in Ohio's voting system a waste, lacks real basis LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Touch screens keep state's vote Despite Colorado ban, electronic ballots to stay here LINK
  • West Virginia: UPDATE — W.Va. may keep iffy voting machines, the same kind Colo. booted 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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