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Daily Voting News For May 12, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 12, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Happy Mothers Day!

On Friday, not a day to announce good news in a press release, the EAC announced that Alice Miller, the Executive Director of the Washington DC Bureau of Elections and Ethics (BOEE), has been named to fill the post of Chief Operating Officer for the EAC. On the face of it this looks to be fine; however, Miller’s appointment keeps the door between NASED and the EAC revolving. EAC officers and employees; Davidson, Wilkey, Hancock, and consultants; Freeman; were all involved in what can only be described as a failed voting system qualification system. Alice Miller was the head of NASED at the time that many of the failing voting systems were being qualified for use in our elections. ...

  • NAtional: EAC Selects D.C. Elections Director for Chief Operating Officer Post LINK
  • National: Confusing ballot designs still plague elections LINK
  • National: Editorial - Voter ID court ruling a barrier to ballot box LINK
  • National: Opinion - Acorn's Head Attacks Voter ID Law LINK
  • National: Following directions counts in vote
    Recent recounts show voter errors can change tally LINK
  • Florida: VA's voter registration ban raises questions LINK
  • Illinois: Help Us Bring Clean Elections to Illinois LINK
  • Indiana: Opinion - Voter ID laws go too far in Indiana LINK
  • Indiana: Porter County - County clerk seeks election help LINK
  • Missouri: Carnahan warns against Voter I.D. law LINK
  • Ohio: 3 counties in a spot over voting machines
    Brunner has second thoughts on testing systems LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner talks about award, study of electronic voting LINK
  • Ohio: Butler County - Report on vote-counting mistake due this week LINK
  • Tennessee: Pulaski County - Bassham Explains Going Over Budget LINK
  • Virginia: Human error at Chesapeake polls led to mix-up about who won seat LINK
  • West Virginia: Ireland Wants Election Results Early and Without Problems LINK
  • Canada: North American Elections Officials to Observe New Brunswick Municipal Election 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

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    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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