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Daily Voting News For February 19, 2008

Daily Voting News For February 19, 2008

Daily Voting News For February 19, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Yesterday, in a closed meeting of the Fort Bend County Elections Commission commissioners accepted the resignation of the county Election Administrator, J.R. Perez. According to a member of the commission Perez was going to be asked to tender his resignation anyway. Perez is another hero election administrator who has lost his job because he has taken a position against the use of paperless voting machines. In this case Perez has argued that the continued use of the county’s Hart Intercivic ESlate Direct Recording Electronic voting machines would cause long lines and disenfranchise voters during the states March 4 primary. Perez, instead, argued for paper ballots. Thank you J.R. Perez....

  • NAtional: When the Nominating System is a Whole Lot Better than the Argument Against It…. LINK
  • National: 10.0 on the Richter Scale... LINK
  • National: Premier Names First Board of Directors LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - Bowen to the Rescue: CA's SoS Calls on L.A. County Registrar to Count Thousands of Still-Uncounted Super Tuesday Ballots LINK
  • Colorado: New tests clear some voting devices LINK
  • Colorado: Mesa County - Report: Voting machines not 100% usable LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County – Sarasota Soda – A Brief Sip LINK
  • New Jersey: Trenton must merge various election days LINK
  • New Mexico: Vote 2008: Party to study caucus woes State chairman aims to determine why voters rolls incomplete LINK
  • New Mexico: Handwritten Ballots Mark Tight N.M. Vote LINK
  • New York: New York City - Elections Board Could Face Grilling Over Primary Numbers LINK
  • New York: New York City - Civic Group Calls for Voting Investigation LINK
  • Ohio: Union County - Paper-ballot lawsuit dismissed Judge nixes Union County's challenge to Brunner's order LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Editorial - State officials need to ensure that voting machines produce a paper trail LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Study: Touch screen voting systems may be unreliable LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - Commissioners favor e-vote machines, despite protest LINK
  • Texas: Dallas County - Polling places are ready for Dallas-Fort Worth's early-voting stampede LINK
  • Texas: El Paso County - Voters urged to cast ballot early LINK
  • Texas: Fort Bend County - Texas Election Official Pushed Out of Job After Warning of Concerns With County E-Voting System LINK
  • Virginia: 'American Flag Waved, Vote Recorded Accurately!,' Says Charlottesville, VA Election Website LINK
  • Virginia: Bottlenecks At The Polls A historic turnout creates long waits for many Arlington voters. LINK
  • Virginia: Fairfax County - To Avoid Jams, More Voting Machines Sought LINK
  • Virginia: Fairfax County - Officials request new election equipment in Fairfax LINK
  • Wisconsin: DREs Lose Round Two LINK
  • Wisconsin: Senator Kohl Calls for Audit of Polling Places LINK
  • Wisconsin: Polling Place Problems During Wisconsin Primary LINK
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