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Daily Voting News For October 5, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 5, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Today we have four “Featured” articles. These four were selected together because they were all in the “Tennessean” newspaper; one of the largest newspapers in the state of Tennessee. These four articles are all found in the ‘Opinion’ pages and were written by the state’s coordinator of elections, a member of the advocacy community, the mayor of Shelby Co Tennessee, and the newspapers editorial staff. These pieces cover a gamut of issues from voting machines to voter intimidation and suppression. It’s encouraging to have a newspaper feature these pieces and do it in this way. ...

  • Featured - TN: Opinion - Trust in voting systems shaky, so vigilance remains important Voters seek ballot security LINK
  • Featured - TN: Opinion - Grants for machines will help this election LINK
  • Featured - TN: Opinion – Potential for error must be unacceptable LINK
  • Featured - TN: Opinion - Americans have learned why voting procedures matter LINK
  • National: Exclusive Interview With Former Diebold Contractor LINK
  • National: Ballot fiasco: the sequel LINK
  • Arizona: Maricopa County - Firm makes early ballots for general election Company in Tempe handles county order LINK
  • California: Contra Costa County - Foreclosure victims may lose voting rights if they don't re-register LINK
  • California: Santa Cruz County - 2,300 voters without polling places LINK
  • Florida: New voting system not quite goof-proof Optical scanners and paper ballots, while upgrades to Florida's previous voting systems, come with a new set of challenges for voters and poll workers. The first big test will come Nov. 4. LINK
  • Florida: Election Myth Buster in Pinellas County LINK
  • Georgia: ID rules for voter registration may cause confusion LINK
  • Louisiana: New Orleans - Provisional ballots delivered late to NO polls LINK
  • Louisiana: New Orleans - Mix-up leaves some voters in limbo Provisional ballots missing from polls LINK
  • Louisiana: New Orleans - Some residents blocked from voting Independents briefly locked out of primary LINK
  • Montana: Republican lawmaker warns GOP voter challenge may backfire LINK
  • Ohio: 20 percent of provisional ballots rejected LINK
  • Ohio: Wary eye cast on 'sign up & vote' LINK
  • Ohio: Many Ohio provisional ballots rejected; more help from poll workers could cut disqualifications Many ballots can end up not being tallied LINK
  • Ohio: Lawrence County - County could see 75 percent turnout LINK
  • Texas: Milam County – Opinion - Time to check your voter registration LINK
  • Virginia: Columnist - Touch-screen generates more doubts 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.**

    -- 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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