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Daily Voting News For July 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 30, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

S.3212 is BAD legislation. The bill will be heard by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration tomorrow at 10AM Eastern. Rather than ensure a paper ballot, or even a paper trail, this bill will allow more software or other verification schemes. This bill was clearly written with assistance from the voting machine industry and not the election integrity community. This bill must be stopped before it gets to the floor for a vote. Please call your Senators, especially if they are on the Rules Committee, and tell them NO on S.3212. See VerifiedVoting for more detail on this BAD legislation....

  • National: Policy Center Demos Praises Legislation Designating Veterans Affairs Offices as Voter Registration Sites LINK
  • National: VA Says No to Voter Registration Drives LINK
  • National: House bill sponsored by Murphy would allow non-partisan voter registration drives at Veterans’ hospitals nationwide LINK
  • National: EAC Chair Urges Military and Civilians Abroad to Register to Vote Now LINK
  • Alabama: POLITICS-US: Voter Laws Need Reform, Groups Say LINK
  • Alabama: Selma - Voting machines will go to the city hall basement LINK
  • Colorado: Metro counties' aim: paper ballots for one and all LINK
  • Georgia: Advancement Project Press Release – Georgia County Election Offices Violate Court Order LINK
  • Hawaii: State looks at voting status of its chief election officer LINK
  • Maryland: Washington County - With big turnout expected, Washington County gears up for presidential vote LINK
  • North Carolina: Counties to seek money for improving One Stop voting LINK
  • New Hampshire: Voting machine problems are focus of documentary LINK
  • New York: Essex County - N.Y. Almost Ready for Electronic Voting 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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    democracy." The Creekside Declaration March 22, 2008

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