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Daily Voting News For June 23, 2008

Daily Voting News For June 23, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today’s featured article comes from Colorado but it could just as easily come from many states in the nation. The article discusses the changes that are being made in election technology; changes to the good. There will be more paper ballots and less touch-screens used in the coming Nov. election when compared to the last couple national elections. The state Senate Majority Leader is quoted as saying this about the election integrity community, “I believe the group has gotten larger. It's become more mainstream and people are paying more attention to them. They are an entity that's at the table and has a voice that is listened to”. Meanwhile the Secretary of State told the newspaper, “"I think they have a fundamental belief that anything electronic, as it relates to voting, is evil and undermines our political system. They live in a world of conspiracy theories and are highly motivated. No matter what I do, so long as it leaves some form of electronic voting intact, it will be wrong by their standards”. I’ll leave it to the reader to make up their mind who is correct....

  • Featured Article: Colorado: E-voting opponents leave mark
    By lawsuits and law, paper ballots regaining ground LINK
  • National: VVSG Update: Possible Next Steps by the Election Assistance Commission LINK
  • National: Another Ineffective e-Voting Reform Bill that Solves Nothing LINK
  • National: Count Every Vote: Sampling v. Full Counts LINK
  • Alabama: Perry County - AG criticizes Justice Dept. in voter fraud probe LINK
  • Colorado: Grand Lake told to be cautious about voter rights LINK
  • Florida: Optical scanners get a trial run in West Palm Beach today LINK
  • Florida: Today's West Palm commission ballot on new machines LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Optical scanners: Good or bad for elections? LINK
  • Missouri: Buchanan County - County stuck with election machine maintenance tab LINK
  • North Carolina: Opinion - Instant runoff voting poses problems LINK
  • New Jersey: Editorial - Prepare a voting plan now LINK
  • New Jersey: Ocean County - Elections chairman questioned
    Gilmore forced to answer for 2 hours on entire process LINK
  • New York: Albany County - Move to cut polling places decried
    Reducing number of voting sites could disenfranchise residents of Albany's poor neighborhoods, critics say LINK
  • New York: Jefferson County - Polling places provide privacy
    New Machines: Disabled voters can now cast ballots without assistance LINK
  • Ohio: Brunner promises 'foolproof' statewide system for election
    Secretary of state prepares counties for crush of Nov. voters LINK
  • Ohio: Record turnout predicted in Ohio LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - New wrinkle in fall Cuyahoga voting LINK
  • Tennessee: Sullivan County to pilot optical voting equipment LINK
  • Utah: Salt Lake County - Early Voting Turnout Poor LINK
  • West Virginia: Fayette County - Mount Hope mayoral candidate files lawsuit 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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