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Daily Voting News For May 16, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 16, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Some county election officials in Ohio are pushing to continue using only central-count optical scan. The ACLU withdrew a suit against Cuyahoga Co because the county promised to go to precinct-count optical scan. Now the county wants to renege on that deal.

It appears that Tennessee will join the paper-age. Newly passed legislation requires all voting machines to be paper based, i.e. optical scan, beginning in 2010.

The Missouri legislature was unable to pass any Voter ID legislation today, the end of their legislative session....

  • NAtional: Election Fraud, not Voter Fraud, is a National Security Threat LINK
  • National: The Dubious Integrity of Alice P. Miller and the Elections Assistance Commission LINK
  • National: The State of the Vote LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - LA Officials Announce Changes To Facilitate Voting LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - When can we have too much voting integrity? LINK
  • Florida: Volusia County - Volusia supervisor tests revamped voting equipment LINK
  • Indiana: Allen County - Board approves 36% of provisional ballots LINK
  • Kentucky: Kentucky - “Serious Poll Worker Shortage” LINK
  • Kentucky: Logan County - Logan to use new voting machines in upcoming election LINK
  • Missouri: Press Release - Proposed Photo ID Legislation Failed LINK
  • New Jersey: Judge to rule on tests for e-voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Costs of voting have to be considered LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Election Machines Debated Again LINK
  • Tennessee: Paper voting record required by 2010 LINK
  • Tennessee: State Senate Approves Paper-Trail Voting Machines Requirement LINK
  • West Virginia: Mercer County - Counting confusion... Tech, poll errors snarl LINK
  • Canada: Recount process stalled
    Election Defeated incumbent expected to advise election officials of his intentions next week 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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