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Daily Voting News For August 12, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 12, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

As Steven Rosenfeld says in his Alternet article, and this evenings “Featured” article, “The first large block of voters to be disenfranchised in 2008 are the wounded warriors from recent wars and homeless veterans living at hundreds of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the country, according to veterans and voting rights activists.”

While the state Department of Veterans Affairs in Connecticut has allowed the Secretary of State to register voters in one facility, the national office has not budged off of their insistence that no voter registration drives can happen on their property. The House and Senate must pass their legislation to instruct the DVA to allow voter registration drives when they return from their August vacation. ...

  • Featured - National: 2008's First Disenfranchised Voters: Injured and Homeless Veterans LINK
  • National: Opinion - Help Our Veterans Vote LINK
  • National: VA should allow voter drives LINK
  • National: FTC Warns of Voter Registration ID Theft Scams LINK
  • National: World's Leading Computer Security Expert Slams Diebold LINK
  • Florida: Creative 'solution' eliminates undervotes LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - New paper ballots make early voting even wiser LINK
  • North Carolina: Editorial - Votes with trails LINK
  • New Jersey: Voting machine study raises uncertainty among area election officials LINK
  • New York: Blake Hulnick '09 Examines Changes in Election Administrative Policy LINK
  • South Carolina: Councilwoman wants paper trail for e-votes
    Election officials say Gibson's request isn't feasible 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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