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Daily Voting News For February 06, 2008 (Morning)

Daily Voting News For February 06, 2008, Morning Edition

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In last evenings "Daily Voting News" I said that we seemed to have dodged a bullet. That statement may have been made a little early. Most of the big reports are election administration failures. Administration failures are those failures that cannot be blamed on voting machines or the voters or poll workers. They are those failures that fall directly in the laps of clerks or registrars or boards of elections. Not enough paper ballots at the precinct is an administrative failure. The "decline to state" issues in Los Angeles County and elsewhere in California, is an administrative failure that may cost hundreds of thousands of voters their voice. We are also picking out little pieces in media articles and some first hand reports that machines put in some California precincts for voters with disabilities were not operational and voters with disabilities ended-up losing the privacy of their vote just so they could cast a ballot.

(Note: This will be the last of the two-a-day DVNs we hope)...

  • National: Was Your Vote Counted? An expert assesses how different technologies worked at the polls LINK
  • National: Registration Problems Mar Super Tuesday in Some Places LINK
  • National: Voting Goes Smoothly in Most Places LINK
  • National: Votes Go Smoothly in Most States LINK
  • National: Polls Flooded but No Major Problems LINK
  • Alabama: Northwest Alabama counties pick Huckabee and Clinton LINK
  • Arkansas: Slow going: County results trickle in : Unofficial numbers show Clinton, Huckabee in lead LINK
  • Arizona: For some Arizona voters, an exercise in frustration LINK
  • Arizona: Super confusion at Arizona polls LINK
  • California: A few hitches as Bay Area voters go to the polls LINK
  • California: Registrars begin slow task of tallying Calif. primary votes LINK
  • California: Long lines of voters - may be record turnout LINK
  • California: Gaming initiatives in lead as voters crowd polls LINK
  • California: Update: Dem ballot shortage keeps some Alameda County polls open late LINK
  • California: Glenn County - Paper ballots easy in Glenn County LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Quick Coverage of Problems (and Confusion) at L.A. County Polls Today LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - LA election officials leery of potential election fiasco over "double bubble" LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Voting advocates allege problems at Los Angeles polls LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Few election glitches, except for independents LINK
  • California: Monterey County - Observers will watch county ballot count until end LINK
  • California: Napa County - Hope for those with lost, tossed-out ballots Mail-in voting confused some who tossed out their ballots LINK
  • California: Napa County - Delays, snags fail to register at elections office LINK
  • California: Nevada County - Young people drive turnout - local results to be delayed LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Voters claim party registrations wrongly switched LINK
  • California: Riverside County Registrar's Office vows ballots will be hand-counted LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Machines delay Riverside County election results LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Polls Close In California Paper Ballots Will Be Individually Scanned LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Paper ballot election hits few bumps LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Independent voters voice ballot complaints Some poll workers unclear on rules LINK
  • California: San Luis Obispo County - By polling place and mail, SLO voters cast their ballots LINK
  • California: Santa Clara County - Some Palo Alto voters turned away -- no ballots Provisional ballots run out at polling place on extremely busy day LINK
  • Colorado: Moffat County - Commission to support ballot protests Moffat County Clerks have qualms about decertification process LINK
  • Connecticut: Registrars busy keeping up with demand for ballots LINK
  • Delaware: Some problems at Del. polls LINK
  • Florida: Voters' Disconnect From Election Process Is No 'Virtuality' LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County elections chief drawing more fire LINK
  • Georgia: Grovner beats Deverger in a court-ordered rematch for McIntosh County LINK
  • Hawaii: Critic Says E-Voting Machines Vulnerable LINK
  • Illinois: Winter Weather Almost Freezes Primary Voting What happens when winter weather threatens Super Tuesday primary voting? LINK
  • Illinois: Voting smooth for Illinois, despite invisible ink incident LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Election officials probe use of 'magic' invisible ink pens in 49th Ward LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County - Election '08: City precinct misses half of ballots in count LINK
  • New Jersey: Hudson County - Poll worker errors rectified; votes flowing in Hudson LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio County, ACLU Sue Brunner Over Ballots, Voting Machines for March Primary LINK
  • Ohio: Tally in fight with Brunner: 1 new lawsuit, 1 challenge lost LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - No Last-Minute Switch at Cleveland Polls LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County can use optical-scan voting machines for March primary LINK
  • Ohio: Union County officials contest state's decision on paper ballots LINK
  • Utah: Turnout high for Utah's primary LINK
  • United Kingdom: Super Tuesday: Voting from London in the Democratic Global Primary 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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