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Daily Voting News For May 18 & 19, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 19, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

41 voters in Atlanta Texas went to the polls to vote for, amongst other items, a candidate for City Council District 1. Little did those voters know that the city had leased the machines from Cass County and Hart Intercivic had done the ballot programming which contained an error. It turns out that the vendor had programmed the DREs used by the city so more than just citizens of District 1 could vote in that particular race. Rather than 41 votes there was a combined total of 198 votes cast. This is an accuracy issue that was not caused by the voter and is another clear violation of HAVA Section 301(a)(5)....

  • NAtional: Voting Rights advocates say America is unprepared for massive turnout Nov. 4 LINK
  • Kansas: Sebelius vetoes bill requiring a photo ID to vote LINK
  • Massachusetts: Plymouth County - Recount affirms: Abington approves another override LINK
  • Maryland: Maryland Taxpayers Pay Big Money for Controversial E-Voting System LINK
  • North Carolina: Opinion - A costly way to pick a winner
    Runoff for state labor commissioner shows there's a better way of voting LINK
  • New York: Nassau County - Nassau tests new voting machines LINK
  • New York: Westchester County - Westchester lawmakers approve funding for new voting machines LINK
  • Oregon: Opinion - Some things lost when voting by mail LINK
  • Oregon: Oregon's Post Office Primary LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Requirement that voters identify themselves each time is a solution in search of a problem LINK
  • Tennessee: Opinion - Providing paper trail for ballots makes sense LINK
  • Texas: Texas attorney general's two-year effort fails to unravel large-scale voter-fraud schemes LINK
  • Texas: Cass County - City discovers error LINK
  • Netherlands - Dutch government bans electronic voting
    The government of the Netherlands has banned electronic voting machines from future elections because of a risk of eavesdropping. The nation will return to paper voting. 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.**


    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director

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

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