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'Daily Voting News' For July 27 and 28, 2008

'Daily Voting News' For July 27 and 28, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As reported in today’s “Featured” article problems encountered during New York State’s tough certification testing have caused the timeline for the 2009 rollout of state’s new voting machines to slip. Now the State Board of Elections has notified the Court that it will not be possible to complete testing on schedule and deploy the new machines in time for the September 2009 primary, as the Court has ordered. Why has this happened? Bo Lipari, the author of the blog, reports that the State Board of Elections has stated, “In the July 24, 2008 weekly status meeting SysTest announced that the vendors were not ready for testing at this point in time due to various issues, among them: documentation issues, testing machines supplied which did not function, lacked hard drives and or USB ports and therefore could not be tested.” Is it any surprise that the vendors, ES&S and Sequoia, are not ready for testing? In what other industry would a contractor come to a state, in hopes of making hundreds of millions of dollars in sales, with a product that was not ready to be tested? ...

  • Featured - NY: Tell It To The Judge LINK
  • National: Editoral - Our view: Helping veterans vote
    VA should immediately rescind its ban on nonpartisan registration drives LINK
  • National: A way to beat the primary system and get more people voting LINK
  • National: Action Alert: Tell your Senators to Support Transparent Elections and Oppose S.3212 LINK
  • National: Voter surge will challenge states LINK
  • National: The Systematic Destruction of Voting Rights in America (Part 1) LINK
  • Arizona: Secretary of State's office recruiting poll workers LINK
  • Florida: New voting machines: Paper trail to nowhere? LINK
  • Louisiana: Voter-rights group cries foul in state LINK
  • New Jersey: Justice Department Announces Agreement Protecting Puerto Rican and Spanish-Speaking Voters in Penns Grove, New Jersey LINK
  • Nevada: Lawsuit over voting machines dismissed in Reno LINK
  • New York: In Defense of Lever Voting Machines LINK
  • New York: The Fight to Hold on to Our HAVA-Compliant Lever Voting System: Keeping the Air and the Facts Clear LINK
  • New York: NY is set to miss the mark again LINK
  • New York: Lever voting wins again LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Internet offers the future of voting LINK
  • Virginia: New electronic machines get their 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.**

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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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