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Daily Voting News For September 25, 2008

Daily Voting News For September 25, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Why is it that some election officials in swing-states have decided to discourage voting by college students? The answer seems obvious; they know how a majority of them will vote and they don’t want that. According to our “Featured” article one Colorado county election official sent information to one Colorado College and asked that it be promulgated to all students. The information falsely claimed that students from outside the state could not register to vote if their parents claimed them as a dependent on their tax returns. When faced with the truth the official tried to claim that his office had misinterpreted state law and “mistakenly published information that was incorrect.” This same misinformation drive has also taken place in Virginia and South Carolina, amongst others....

  • Featured: National: Election officials telling college students they can't vote LINK
  • National: Some voters aren't waiting until election day to cast ballots
    Some states have begun early balloting, and the presidential campaigns are using it to their advantage by encouraging the process in an effort to win votes before Nov. 4. LINK
  • National: Election officials target younger poll workers LINK
  • National: Voting Concerns Persist as Election Nears LINK
  • National: Open source could fix e-voting flaws, California secretary of state says
    Proprietary software hides flaws from public, Bowen says LINK
  • National: Voting in America: Let the Pre-Game Mess Begin! LINK
  • National: As Homes Are Lost, Fears That Votes Will Be, Too LINK
  • National: Doh! Voting Machine Attacks Homer! LINK
  • National: My Vote, My Right Voter Protection Action Across the Nation LINK
  • National: Make sure this election is not stolen LINK
  • National: How About Bailing Out The Election System? LINK
  • National: Officials say voting system will be stressed in November LINK
  • National: EmTech 08: Audits, Open Source Needed With E-voting LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Election official: Make sure you are eligible to vote LINK
  • Arkansas: Benton County - Preparing for the election : Election Commission on track for November’s vote LINK
  • Colorado: Fraud in the forecast
    Colorado watchdogs expect corrupt Nov. 4 election LINK
  • Colorado: El Paso County - Issues of oversight
    John Gardner returned to the county clerk's office with baggage. Now, additional questions about his honesty arise LINK
  • Florida: State election officials, swamped by surge of registrations, seek local supervisors' help LINK
  • Florida: Republicans, ACORN feud over suspicious voter cards LINK
  • Florida: Applications Mount In Florida Voter Registration Crush LINK
  • Florida: Provisional ballots draw scrutiny LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Voter groups to hover over PB County on Nov. 4 LINK
  • Georgia: Fayette County - Fayette’s early voters turning out in droves LINK
  • Hawaii: Behind the Scenes of the Primaries LINK
  • Hawaii: Hawaii voters breezed through primary with few ballot errors
    Even with concerns over new design, just 257 were invalidated LINK
  • Mississippi: Lincoln County - Election work moving ahead despite ballot delay LINK
  • Mississippi: Madison County - Record numbers predicted in election LINK
  • New York: Disabled Voters Demand Better Access To User-Friendly Polls LINK
  • Ohio: ACLU Asks Court To Allow All Ohio Registered Voters Access To Absentee Ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Pa. counties expecting more voters, order more machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Allegheny County - Call for election volunteers LINK
  • Pennsylvania: York County - Party's colors OK at polls
    The county board of elections said voters can wear political T-shirts and buttons when they vote. LINK
  • Rhode Island: Alves files election appeal LINK
  • Washington: Exclusive: Washington SoS Candidate Unveils Mac-style 'Paper Ballot v. Touch-Screen' Ad Campaign LINK
  • Wisconsin: Voter check ruling weeks away
    Chance of resolution to Dane County case before November election is dim 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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