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Daily Voting News For September 9, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 9, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

After months of pressure from state election officials, voting rights groups, veteran’s organizations, members of the US Senate, and citizens, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs has decided that it will be alright for veterans who live in VA facilities or are patients in VA facilities to be visited by non-partisan folks who want to help them register to vote. Unfortunately this decision comes just a month from the voter registration deadlines in most states. Now those groups who have fought hard to get permission to register veterans need to go do the job.

Ohio is becoming a battle ground for voter registrations. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is going to battle against the state legislature over a law that was passed in 2006 that allows counties to remove voters from the rolls if election notices sent by the counties to the voters are returned for any reason. This is a violation of state law and federal law and the US Constitution according to her lawyers. Any voter removed from the rolls must be given due process. ...

  • National: V.A. to Allow Voter Signup for Veterans at Facilities LINK
  • National: Senators Feinstein and Kerry Welcome Changes in Voter Registration Policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs LINK
  • National: Helping Veterans Register to Vote LINK
  • National: Poll-Monitor Plan Stirs Activists LINK
  • National: Better standards urged for e-voting labs LINK
  • National: Opinion: Let's impeach e-voting LINK
  • National: Opinion - Brave New Poll: Or is it? LINK
  • National: It's near the campaign's end _ send in the lawyers LINK
  • National: Black Box Voting 2008 Election Protection Toolkit LINK
  • California: Press Release - Secretary of State Bowen Applauds Decision to Allow Voter Registration at Federal Veterans Affairs Facilities LINK
  • Connecticut: Bysiewics, Blumenthal declare victory in fight to guarantee veterans right to vote LINK
  • Connecticut: About those so-called "Election Audits" - Missing Info LINK
  • Florida: Company that made the voting machines blames election glitch on Indian River County LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Candidate in judge race files lawsuit LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Fla. judge candidate sues to be declared winner LINK
  • Georgia: Voter group to appeal Georgia ruling LINK
  • Hawaii: 40% expected to cast early ballot in Hawaii's primary election LINK
  • New York: New voting machines to debut in today's primary voting LINK
  • New York: Back to Paper
    New York is last when it comes to implementing the voting act LINK
  • New York: Chautauqua County - County prepares new voting machines for 2009 LINK
  • New York: Rensselaer County - Potential Polling Problems LINK
  • New York: Saratoga County - Use of electronic voting machines raises concerns LINK
  • Ohio: To Avoid Long Lines, Ohio Officials Say Vote By Mail LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio elections chief challenges registration law LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga county board hires Calfee law firm to fight Diebold LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Voting machine switch long overdue LINK
  • Wisconsin: Opinion - Board works to protect voters’ rights 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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