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Daily Voting News For October 13, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 13, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

22 days until Election Day.

In what may be a program unique to Connecticut, UConn ‘s VoTeR Center performs a pre-election audit of the memory cards for the state’s Premier AccuVote Optical-Scan tabulators. This is a smart program that should be mirrored across the nation.

The University just released a report of their audit of the memory cards used in the state’s August primary election. The cards were programmed by LHS Associates which also provides voting systems, programs memory cards, and does other election work for the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. UConn received 185 memory cards directly from LHS. Ten of those cards or 5.4% had nothing but “noise” on them. How many bad cards were sent out to polling places in CT? How many bad cards were sent to polling places in the other states LHS services? ...

  • National: Republicans Foreclose on Voter Rights LINK
  • National: The False Narrative of "Voter Fraud" LINK
  • National: Editorial - Two sides of vote fraud LINK
  • National: So, who is disenfranchised? LINK
  • National: Voter Issues Line the Road to the Election As McCain and Obama Close In on the Election, Voter Issues Rampant LINK
  • National: Lose Your Home, Lose Your Vote? LINK
  • National: Early Voting Begins Ahead of US Presidential Election LINK
  • Colorado: Watch dog groups want Coffman to alter stance on voter forms LINK
  • Connecticut: UConn Report Shows Junk Memory Cards Direct From Vendor LINK
  • Florida: Here's what you need to know to ensure you can cast your ballot on Election Day LINK
  • Florida: Repairs should speed reporting of Brevard voting results LINK
  • Florida: Brevard County - Voting machines get broken modems fixed LINK
  • Florida: Marion County - Elections office expects more voters to cast ballots before Election Day LINK
  • Georgia: Lewis Says Georgia’s Voter ID Checks are Harassment LINK
  • Illinois: Could the con-con vote be unconstitutional? LINK
  • Michigan: Michigan to combat claims of possible suppression of voters LINK
  • Michigan: Know your voting rights, Michigan Department of Civil Rights director, Linda V. Parker, dispels common myths and misconceptions about voting LINK
  • New Jersey: So many new NJ voters, so little time to log them LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio GOP plays voter fraud card LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Burlington County - Voter registration swamping county office LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lackawanna County - County getting ready for E-Day Volunteers preparing for heavy turnout LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Montgomery County - Group questions Montco voting readiness LINK
  • South Carolina: Charleston County - Plans in place to prevent local voter fraud LINK
  • Texas: Election officials reject report saying thousands of illegal immigrants are registered to vote LINK
  • Texas: Matagorda County - Voter registration up from 2004 LINK
  • Virginia: Columnist - Will Virginia Polling Places Be Overwhelmed? LINK
  • West Virginia: Voter registration winding down; early voting about to begin LINK
  • Washington DC: Report identifies voting problems LINK
  • Estonia - Estonia pioneers internet voting Six thousand tech savvy citizens take up the offer... 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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