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Daily Voting News For August 26, 2008

Daily Voting News For August 26, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

College students in Dutchess Co. New York are taking advantage of a grant from the Election Assistance Commission to be trained to operate the counties voting equipment. These students will work as “fellows” earning a stipend as the recruit up to 200 more students to help out as election workers. Students from local colleges; Vassar, Marist and Dutchess Community College are taking part in the training process. This is a great idea that needs to be repeated all over the country. Kudos to the EAC for helping to fund this worthy project....

  • Featured - NY: Dutchess County - Students learn about balloting LINK
  • National: Editorial - No One Should Have to Stand in Line for 10 Hours to Vote LINK
  • National: Candidates Nationwide Called Upon to Challenge Suspicious Elections LINK
  • National: E-voting outfit confesses vote-dropping software bug
    Ten Years Later LINK
  • National: Officials raise concerns on Election Day glitches LINK
  • National: 'Uncounted,' A Film That Will Leave Audiences Angry and Empowered LINK
  • National: Profile: Dan Wallach LINK
  • National: The Day After
    When Electronic Voting Machines Fail LINK
  • National: Homegrown Film Looks at America’s “Uncounted” Votes LINK
  • National: E-Voting's Big Test LINK
  • Alabama: Dallas County to lease some machines to city on Tuesday LINK
  • Alabama: Tuscaloosa County - Number of Northport voters turned away due to coding glitch LINK
  • Florida: Paper trail may not matter in case of a vote recount LINK
  • Florida: Minor voting glitches in Broward; Dade opens on time LINK
  • Florida: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties - Voter Turnout Light; No Major Problems Reported
    New Voting System Used For Elections LINK
  • Hawaii: Judge denies renewed request to ban electronic voting machines LINK
  • Michigan: Willing and able
    Voting machines gives disabled chance to vote LINK
  • Missouri: Mo. AG candidate claims ballots wrongly rejected LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Brunner correct to cease ‘sleepover’ practice LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Elections funding sought
    Much of $2.8 million is for extra helpers LINK
  • Pennsylvania: More emergency ballots requested for Pa. election LINK
  • South Carolina: S.C. counties sticking with touch-screen voting machines LINK
  • Tennessee: Nashville - Paper Ballots Possible For Upcoming Election
    Supporters Say Computerized Machines Can Be Manipulated LINK
  • Texas: Travis County Getting More Voting Machines For November LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Residents urge county to dump voting machines LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Local group against electronic voting machines LINK
  • Utah: Utah to cast electronic ballots 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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