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Daily Voting News For September 17, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 17, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

We’ve been telling you that voter registration issues are going to be important this year. Even voters who have been registered for years and who have voted in recent elections may find out, when they go to the polls in Nov., that they are not eligible to cast a ballot. In our “Featured” article Kim Zetter of Wired News has done a great job in gathering information on voter registration data bases and presenting that information. It’s a scary story. Everyone needs to check to ensure they are still registered to vote and that the registration is correct. Do it now while there is still time to make corrections....

  • Featured - National: Voter Database Glitches Could Disenfranchise Thousands LINK
  • National: Can New Media's Obsessiveness Redeem the Vote? LINK
  • National: As Key Voting Deadlines Approach, Major Nonpartisan Voter Protection Coalition Launches 2008 General Election Efforts LINK
  • National: EAC Chair: Contingency Planning More Important than Ever this Year
    Expect the Unexpected and Plan Accordingly LINK
  • National: Report Shows Voting Problems in 10 Swing States LINK
  • National: Congress Urged to Pass Fast-Track "PAPER BALLOT" Legislation LINK
  • Arizona: Voter-ID ruling appealed by civil-rights group
    Proof of citizenship rule also questioned LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Supervisors agree to audit Registrar of Voters Office LINK
  • California: Riverside County - Vote process may receive second look LINK
  • California: After complaints, Riverside County agrees to audit of electoral process LINK
  • Colorado: Dept. of State signed contract knowing of conflict
    Contractor owns condo where ex-elections director sleeps LINK
  • Colorado: Ritter advocates mail, early voting to speed up Colorado's election results LINK
  • Florida: Watchdog says Fla. not ready for Nov. 4 LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Operation Big Vote rallies troops to get all eligible voters registered as major election draws near LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - New recount set for PBC judges race LINK
  • Georgia: Vote early, nervous election officials urge Georgians
    Anticipated turnout may overwhelm polls on Nov. 4 LINK
  • Georgia: Georgia Gets Poor Marks In Election Study LINK
  • Michigan: Democrats Sue Michigan G.O.P. on Voter Issue LINK
  • Missouri: E-Vote: Missouri Increases Security Checks on Voting Equipment LINK
  • Mississippi: Mississippi Ballot Will Disenfranchise Hundreds LINK
  • Mississippi: Ballot dispute argued in Miss. Supreme Court LINK
  • New York: Voting machine upgrades add up
    Cost of changes locally to surpass $3.6 million LINK
  • New York: Some voters turned away from special voting machines LINK
  • New York: Madison County - Few vote on ballot but many curious
    Election inspectors' jitters in using disabled accessible machines prove groundless. LINK
  • Ohio: Secretary of state touts optical scan ballots during Akron talk LINK
  • Ohio: Why hurricane Ike demands paper ballots on November 4 LINK
  • Ohio: Butler County - Ohioans foresee fair election this Nov.
    Poll finds Republicans a bit more confident than Democrats LINK
  • Ohio: Columbiana County - Security added to election materials LINK
  • Ohio: Columbiana County - Elections board tightens vote equipment security LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Luzerne County - Piazza: $21K needed for election computer burner
    Election bureau director says old burners don’t always work and may be a “fire hazard.” LINK
  • Texas: Bob Barr Busts Ballot LINK
  • Virginia: Charlottesville Council Approves Voting Machines Purchase LINK
  • Wisconsin: Democrats challenge Van Hollen's voter registration lawsuit
    Appleton clerk concerned about registration rules LINK
  • Wisconsin: Editorial - Quest for zero voter fraud threatens legitimate ballots LINK
  • Wisconsin: Board: AG has conflict in Wis. voting lawsuit 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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