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Daily Voting News For May 20, 2008

Daily Voting News For May 20, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As of press time there are no reports in the media of voting machine problems in Kentucky. There were some reports of “minor problems” in Arkansas today where they are also holding elections.

ES&S is raping New Mexico counties for maintenance charges for the state’s machines. The Secretary of State has had to borrow $153,000 from another state agency to pay 6 months on the maintenance contract. ...

  • NAtional: Why 'Vote-by-Mail' Elections are a Terrible Idea for Democracy LINK
  • Arkansas: Quiet at the precincts, low turnout projected LINK
  • Colorado: Jefferson County - Jeffco to mix paper, e-voting LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Ballot-on-demand printers expected to cost Palm Beach County $1.5 million LINK
  • Georgia: Opinion - Avert overload at polls
    Companies should consider allowing workers paid-leave day to help busy November election LINK
  • Illinois: Sangamon County - Election Board Says No to New Voting Machines LINK
  • Indiana: Madison County - Election Protection unable to perform duties LINK
  • Kansas: Gov. rejects voter ID bill LINK
  • Kansas: No override of voter ID veto is expected LINK
  • New Mexico: Loan provided to maintain software of NM voting equipment LINK
  • New York: Westchester County - Westchester lawmakers approve funding for new voting machines LINK
  • Texas: Despite Expensive Two-Year Effort to Root Out 'Epidemic of Voter Fraud', TX Republican AG Fails LINK
  • Netherlands: Dutch ban voting machines 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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