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Daily Voting News For May 6, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 6, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As is becoming typical, the Main Stream Media is not reporting a lot of voting problems today. It appears that we have to wait for the busy election protection hotlines to report on their day. One thing for sure is that turnout was huge.

Early voting began today in Washington Co Arkansas where the county is using some paper ballots in which names of some unopposed judicial candidates are missing. State law requires any unopposed candidate to get at least one vote and that has happened. It is typical for the ballot printer, ES&S (yes, the one and the same ES&S), to mis-print ballots but why did the county not proof read their ballots before they got into a position where they had to use them? Those stories and more below. ...

  • NAtional: Democratic Congress to Voters: What Election Problems? LINK
  • National: Book Review - Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 LINK
  • National: Quick Study: Voting Machines
    Do voting machines work as well as they should? LINK
  • National: Quick Study: Voting Machines
    Learn who's who when it comes to making sure the nation's voting machines work, plus get up-to-speed on ballot lingo. LINK
  • National: Supreme Court Ignores Wisconsin Data LINK
  • Arkansas: Washington County - Judge's Names Left Off Washington County Ballots
    Correcting Mistake Would Cost County $15,000, Election Commissioner Says LINK
  • Arkansas: Washington County - 5 judicial positions in Washington County likely decided by 73 voters LINK
  • Indiana and North Carolina: Election Protection Off to a Great Start Assisting Primary Election Voters in North Carolina and Indiana LINK
  • Indiana: 140K New Voters In IN LINK
  • Indiana: State braces for record turnout LINK
  • Indiana: Gary – Opinion - Be prepared to comply with picture ID rule LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Touch-screen machines, extra poll workers ready for high turnout LINK
  • Indiana: Marion County - Polling place glitches are few in Indy LINK
  • Indiana: St. Joseph County - Voters experience problems at the polls LINK
  • Indiana: St. Joseph County - Students, Nuns, Denied RIGHT to Vote in Indiana Today Following Supreme Court Approval of State Photo ID Restrictions, Says Nonpartisan Watchdog Group LINK
  • Indiana: St. Joseph County - Indiana nuns lacking ID denied at poll by fellow sister LINK
  • Indiana: Tippecanoe County - Primary Update: Dayton problems fixed LINK
  • Indiana: Tippecanoe County - Voter turnout high, some problems reported LINK
  • North Carolina: Massive voter turnout predicted LINK
  • North Carolina: Voters could see lines at polls today
    Board of Elections staff fields number of calls LINK
  • North Carolina: Polls open in North Carolina
    Some long lines reported LINK
  • North Carolina: Alamance County - Live election blog: Unaffiliated voter says she encounters problem at polls LINK
  • North Dakota: Election process changing with times LINK
  • New York: Accessible voting machines require accessible sites LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Keep law as it is
    New voting equipment for Ohio counties should have a federal seal of approval LINK
  • Oklahoma: Voter ID law may come to Oklahoma LINK
  • Texas: Austin Plans 'Point-by-Point' Review of Hart InterCivic E-Vote System in Light of Federal Fraud Lawsuit 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
    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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