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Daily Voting News For June 8, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 8, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Sarasota Co Florida Supervisor of Elections, Kathy Dent, intends on holding a mock election which will minimally test the new voting system being purchased by the county. This system has still not been federally certified by the EAC, though that is not a Florida requirement. The county will not test accuracy to ensure use of the voting system complies with the Help America Vote Act of 2002. Instead they will do a minimal test on tabulators, modems, and other parts of the system. How can voters of the county be assured that their voting system is accurate when the system has never been tested to ensure that accuracy?

  • NAtional: What Barriers Stand in Your Way to the Polls?
    The methods are far less conspicuous than fire hoses and more legally ambiguous than poll taxes and literacy tests. LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Before the real vote, a dry run LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County hopes for reprieve on new voting equipment LINK
  • Tennessee: Shelby County officials don't favor paper ballots LINK
  • Texas: Democratic activist 'vindicated' by outcome of attorney general's voter fraud probe LINK
  • Texas: Angelina County recount doesn't change election results, but adds 959 votes 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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