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Daily Voting News For September 18, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 18, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

As you will notice the amount of news has been growing as we get closer to November. The media is beginning to look at election related issues; voting systems, voter registrations, vote caging and other schemes aimed at disenfranchising voters. Our phones have been busy with calls from reporters seeking information. Today’s list of important articles has too many that could be “featured” so all I can ask is that you take the time to read them and understand what is happening. There are a lot of National stories as well as stories from Colorado where people are beginning to give their Secretary of State a vote of NO confidence; and Florida where there are clear cases of vote caging; and Washington DC where the city supervisors are investigating to find why their voting machines made by Sequoia failed in the recent primary; and Wisconsin where the state Attorney General is doing all he can to get people removed from the voter rolls. It is important to ensure your voter registration is up-to-date and then it is important that you exercise your right to vote in November. ...

  • National: Announcing The Launch Of The Voter Suppression Wiki -- Learn, Report, Act LINK
  • National: Tally an issue, but vote anyway
    Election expert Jones offers speech at library LINK
  • National: Voter Registration and Voter Purges LINK
  • National: Are You Registered to Vote? ...Are You Sure? LINK
  • National: House Passes Veteran Voter Drive Bill LINK
  • National: Election Protection Launches Site To Help Voters LINK
  • National: High Turnout, New Procedures May Mean an Election Day Mess LINK
  • National: Experts Predict Election Day Mess LINK
  • National: Report: Voting problems in several swing states LINK
  • National: 2008 Election “Up a Creek?” LINK
  • California: New SF Voting Machines Still Not Cleared For Election Use LINK
  • Colorado: Ritter: Cast ballots early or vote by mail
    Guv doesn't want Colorado to delay tally for president LINK
  • Colorado: No vote of confidence in Coffman LINK
  • Florida: Democrats, Florida elections officials criticize GOP mailing LINK
  • Florida: McCain/GOP 'Voter Caging' Apparently Underway in Florida LINK
  • Florida: Voting Rights Watch: Why ID-match rules like Florida's could disenfranchise thousands of voters LINK
  • Florida: Crist defends "no match, no vote law", voters leader disagrees LINK
  • Georgia: Report: Georgia election preparation lacking LINK
  • Illinois: Opinion - DuPage election panel doesn't answer concerns on machines LINK
  • Mississippi: Election Officials: Clock Ticking
    Supreme Court hears ballot dispute; absentee voting may be delayed by fight LINK
  • North Carolina: There’s a history written on paper ballots LINK
  • New Jersey: Malone Says Public Advocate Is To Blame For Voter Registration Debacle LINK
  • New Mexico: Cibola County - Ballot investigation in final stages LINK
  • Ohio: 2 voters sue Ohio elections chief LINK
  • Ohio: Record Number Of Absentee Ballots Requested
    Over 117,000 Franklin County voters have registered to vote absentee. LINK
  • Ohio: Miami County - County OKs paper ballots for early voting LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawsuit seeks to stop voters from wearing partisan apparel LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Creekside polling place rally draws 100 LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Centre County - Centre voters to use new machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Commissioners expected to OK extra voting machines LINK
  • South Carolina: Groups help the hearing, visually impaired vote LINK
  • South Carolina: Spartanburg County - Test Run Makes Voting Easier For Those With Disabilities
    Deaf, Blind People Line Up To Practice Voting LINK
  • Washington DC: D.C. City Council investigates voting malfunction in primary LINK
  • Wisconsin: Nonpartisan task force will investigate voter fraud allegations LINK
  • Wisconsin: Wis. election policies commended in study LINK
  • Wisconsin: Election Commission Searching For Cause of Primary Tally Glitch LINK
  • Wisconsin: Opinion - Rule would disenfranchise voters, cause election chaos LINK
  • Canada: iVote: Can electronic voting save democracy? 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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