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Daily Voting News For September 16, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 16, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Last Friday a group of volunteers for a non-partisan veteran’s organization went to a Veterans Administration facility in San Francisco to meet with veterans and to provide them with an opportunity to register to vote. Just a couple weeks ago the Department of Veterans Affairs relented under pressure from state and national election officials, veteran’s advocacy groups, and legislators and agreed to allow non-partisan voter registration drives in their facilities. Contrary to assurances from the DVA the volunteers were stopped and told that for them to meet with residents they would have to go through a back-ground check to ensure they were, in fact, non-partisan and each visitor would have to submit to tuberculosis screening, a process that requires two medical appointments. A federal judge has already found that the DVA cannot impose special limitations on visitors simply based on their message. The DVA, at least in San Francisco, has decided to ignore the court and impose those special limitations. ...

  • National: Exclusive: Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Continues To Violate Law, Block Voter Registration Drives for Wounded Warriors LINK
  • National: Will Americans Be Able to Trust the Vote Count in 2008? And, What Can We Do to Protect the Integrity of Elections? LINK
  • National: Victory in the Voting Rights Battle LINK
  • National: Electronic voter-registration databases put to the test LINK
  • National: American Statistical Association Endorses Statistical Principles of ElectionAudits.org's Post-Election Audits Document LINK
  • National: ATMs as voting machines: An idea whose time hasn't come
    As 2000's contentious election fades, so has the call to vote via ATM LINK
  • National: How To Steal An Election LINK
  • National: Election Process Made Easier for Military and Overseas Voters With the Launch of New Ballot Tool LINK
  • National: Voting Groups Release Guidelines for E-voting Checks LINK
  • Arizona: It’s The Ballot Count, Stupid! Florida Déjà Vu in Arizona LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Pima primary vote certified, despite activists' complaints LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Calls for Removal of Election Director After Arrest of Tucson, AZ Election Integrity Advocate LINK
  • Colorado: Mesa County ballot lengthy; mail-in requests up LINK
  • Florida: Haitian Advocate Cries Foul On Voter ID Law LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County says it's accounted for all but 12 missing ballots LINK
  • Hawaii: Tests Ensure Voting System Ready For Primary
    Independent Observers Help Test System LINK
  • Indiana: Delaware County – Opinion - Ball State might not be best site for satellite voting center LINK
  • Michigan: Bad voter applications found
    Clerks see fraudulent, duplicate forms from group LINK
  • New York: Local elections officials move cautiously toward new voting process LINK
  • Ohio: Franklin County - Vote absentee to avoid long lines, county says LINK
  • Tennessee: Surge in voter registrations in full swing in Sullivan County LINK
  • Wisconsin: McCain's mailer creates controversy LINK
  • Wisconsin: Editorial - Quest for zero voter fraud threatens legitimate 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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