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Daily Voting News For January 5, 2007

Daily Voting News For January 5, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Ohio counties have begun to fight back against SOS Brunner’s dictate that all DRE counties must provide a paper ballot for anyone who wants one. Counties are wringing their hands over how much longer it will take them to count the ballots. A threat heard often from California counties. Of course they dismiss the fact that an accurate count of ballots that people can be confident in is much more important than having final results within a couple hours of the polls closing. Let the media wait for the results but count the votes accurately. County officials have also begun to show some concern about the added cost of having ballots printed. This is a valid concern but would the counties really rather have voters standing in long lines in order to vote on a machine that flips their vote from one candidate to another or let those who want to vote on a paper ballot? They need to spend the extra money and do the right thing....

  • NAtional: Can You Count On These Machines? LINK
  • National: Editorial - Remember hanging chads? Problems are still with us LINK
  • Colorado: Voting top priority for Legislature LINK
  • Colorado: Mesa County - Commish: Mail vote not smart ‘Slick campaigns’ lure ‘unsophisticated’ voters LINK
  • Colorado: Weld County - Clerk skeptical of mail-in general election ballot LINK
  • New Jersey: New Jersey's Post-Election Audit Bill: Fact & Friction LINK
  • New York: N.Y. sets timetable on ballot machines LINK
  • New York: NY Sets Voting-Machine Upgrade Schedule LINK
  • New York: N.Y's plan: Scan votes LINK
  • Ohio: Paper-ballot rule may delay count 55 counties to get extra work LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Can't Fix Defective Digital Voting Machines; Will Use Paper Ballots LINK
  • Ohio: New rule says counties with touch screen voting must also have printed ballots available LINK
  • Ohio: Ballots will cost county thousands of dollars LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio campus measures legacy of '04 record-length voting lines LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Might Test New Polling Concept at Primary LINK
  • Ohio: Ashtabula County to stick with its vote system — for now LINK
  • Ohio: Portage County - Portage required to provide paper ballots Officials scramble to meet deadline LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Local vote machine issue makes the Times LINK
  • Tennessee: Report cites flaw in state's voting Only 2 counties keep paper trail to verify ballots LINK
  • Virginia: Editorial - Editorial: Expect voter ID to be an issue, alas The state's Republican lawmakers are ready again to take on the elusive voter fraud problem, but what of the evident issues damaging Virginia? LINK
  • Washington: King County - Postponement of all-mail election urged LINK
  • Guam: Final ballot count unavailable 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.**


John Gideon
Executive Director

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