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Daily Voting News For August 5, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 5, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

In Kansas it appears that poll workers are not responsible to ensure a voter is voting on the correct ballot. Today’s featured article relates an issue that happened in the polls today. At least 4 voters checked-in at their poll site and were assigned a machine. The voters went to the open machine and selected the WRONG ballot which kept them from voting on an important bond issue. County election officials blame the voters. However, in most states the poll workers ensure the voter will vote on the correct ballot. What the reporter doesn’t tell us, probably because she didn’t ask, is how many voters chose the wrong ballot and voted, incorrectly, on the bond issue....

  • Featured - KS: Ellis County - Ballot confusion hits Victoria polling place LINK
  • Arizona: 97-year-old voter can't prove she's a citizen LINK
  • Connecticut: Pressure Grows to Overturn VA Voter Registration Ban LINK
  • Missouri: Greene County - Blind Voter Encounters Difficulting Casting Ballot LINK
  • Missouri: St Louis - Are they reliable?
    St. Louis group questions security, function of electronic voting machines LINK
  • New York: Tell it to the Judge
    State Board informs Court of schedule delay LINK
  • New York: Rensselaer County receives 90 new voting machines 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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