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Daily Voting News For April 22, 2008

Daily Voting News For April 22, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

What is wrong with election officials in Pennsylvania? They knew that voter turnout was going to set records today yet many precincts only have two machines. Two machines equal long lines and voters turning around and going home. On top of that there were wide-spread machine failures. And, on top of that, in areas like Philadelphia officials will not allow voters to use a paper ballot unless both machines are out-of-service and then, the paper ballot is a provisional ballot that may or may not ever be counted. At the same time that voters are reporting problems to the local news blogs and the voting assistance groups, local officials were telling the broadcast media that there were very few problems and they were all expected (normal). In fact the problems were numerous enough to warrant VoterAction to go to court in an attempt to keep the polls open for two extra hours. That attempt was denied....

  • NAtiona: The BRAD BLOG [And VotersUnite] Invited to Address U.S. Election Assistance Commission... LINK
  • National: Lawyers' Committee Releases Interim Protection 2008 Primary Report LINK
  • National: Are E-Voting Paper Trails A Bad Idea?
    from the depends-on-your-point-of-view dept LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Who Checks The Vote Counters? LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - State law backs Dems' request for election databases LINK
  • California: Foundation to honor secretary of state for actions regarding voting machines LINK
  • Colorado: Mock election to test statewide voter registration
    Boulder County testing election system LINK
  • Colorado: Mock election will test if SCORE rides smoothly
    New voter registration system will be used in Aug. primaries LINK
  • Colorado: Dry run for new voter database LINK
  • Connecticut: State Officials Asked To Probe Flaws In Voter Lists LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Preparing for Indiana's May primary election LINK
  • Indiana: Shelby County - Ballot back in proper order LINK
  • Montana: E-Vote: $800,000 in Grants Awarded to Montana County Election Offices LINK
  • New York: Storage sought for new machines
    ELECTRONIC VOTING: Counties need secure, climate-controlled site LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - High-cost elections stun cities, schools Some increases are more than tenfold LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Primary: Polling Place, E-Voting Problem Wire... LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Voter Story: Battling Administrative Incompetence And Technical Failure At The Polls LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Reports of disenfranchised and uncertain voters LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Heavy Turnout In Pa. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Obama camp charging voting problems in PA LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Election Protection in Full Swing in Pennsylvania LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Voting Problems In Pennsylvania? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Breaking: Voter Group Requests Extended Poll Hours LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Poll problems: The case to extend hours LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Judge: Polls Will Close As Scheduled LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Allegheny County - Early Polling Issue Reported In Green Tree LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Downed voting machines caused delays in Falls LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Update: Voting brisk in county, at HUB LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Monroe County - Changes should eliminate long lines, lengthy waits for voters LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Polls open for Pennsylvania primary LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County - Palmer Twp. voter reports ballot confusion LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia - Court Appointed Machine Inspector Denied Entrance to Poll LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - Election workers brace for onslaught LINK
  • Tennessee: It’s time to ensure every vote is counted 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-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory
    democarcy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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