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Daily Voting News For June 13, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 13, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Yes, for all of you paraskavedekatriaphobiacs (fear of Friday the 13th) or triskaidekaphobiacs (fear of the number 13) today is Friday the 13th. But it’s nearly over so all will be well soon.

The Curry Co (New Mexico) Canvass Board approved the final election canvass from the June 4 election today. As a reminder, some memory cards used to transfer tallies from the ES&S op-scan machines to the central-tabulator were corrupted. The county election staff ran tapes from the machines and tallied those to get the final results. When a losing candidate, at the meeting, asked why the county did not rerun the paper ballots she was handed a schedule of how much it would cost her to request a recount. If state law does not allow New Mexico counties to recount ballots when there is an equipment failure then New Mexico law needs to be changed....

  • NAtional: V.A. Ban on Voter Drives Is Criticized LINK
  • National: Richard Hayes Phillips,Author of "Witness to a Crime: A Citizens' Audit of an American Election" LINK
  • National: SAVE [Student Association for Voter Empowerment] Urges All States to Allow Teenagers to Pre-Register to Vote LINK
  • National: Poll workers wanted — lots of them
    States, counties look at new ways to fill positions LINK
  • Arkansas: Faulkner County - Local election-integrity activist: toss electronic machines LINK
  • California: Los Angeles County - 'Human Error' to Blame for My Votes Being Flipped in L.A. County, According to Registrar's Initial Investigation LINK
  • Illinois: Kane County Clerk to push for early voting LINK
  • New Mexico: Election officials order too many ballots LINK
  • New Mexico: Curry County - County vote canvass approved LINK
  • New York: Poll Results LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Indiana county set to receive election money LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Northampton County names Howard Erney acting chief registrar 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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