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Daily Voting News For May 17, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 17, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

On March 4 election officials in Butler Co Ohio discovered that even though their system said that all memory cards had been read, in fact the system did not read one of the cards. This is an error in accuracy. Last Thursday Diebold issued a report to the county to report the results of their investigation. Diebold will fix the software problem and send it through the federal certification process. It appears that the county will just live with the problem and mitigate it with administrative procedures. First, this is a violation of HAVA Section 301(a)(5) but more importantly why would any county use a voting system that has already proven itself to be inaccurate? This is an outrage....

  • NAtional: Several Big Voting Rights Victories On Friday! LINK
  • Florida: It shouldn't be so hard to vote in Florida LINK
  • Hawaii: Bid protest leaves state without election system LINK
  • Hawaii: State delays contract for voting machines
    Procurement office won't allow temporary deal with company LINK
  • Indiana: Clay bungled handling of vote on election night LINK
  • Missouri: Missouri Legislature Ends Session With Voter ID Amendment Still on Agenda LINK
  • New Jersey: Judge sets tight security on voting machine tests LINK
  • Ohio: Voters Comfortable With Machines LINK
  • Ohio: Opinion - Costs of voting have to be considered LINK
  • Ohio: Butler County - Report: Voting errors caused by two factors 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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