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Daily Voting News For October 16, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 16, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

19 days until Election Day.

In a small but notable victory Vermonters for Voting Integrity were able to prove to the voters in Calais Vermont that it was a good thing to stand-up against the Secretary of State’s office and vote down the use of Diebold voting machines for their elections. The town will continue to hand-count their ballots. Congratulations and good work to VVI and the voters of Calais.

The Brennan Center, Common Cause and Verified Voting Foundation report today on what states they believe will be the most likely to be trouble spots on election day. The report evaluates each state by four criteria: procedures for issuing emergency paper ballots, reconciling ballot tallies, providing paper records of votes cast, and post-election audits....

  • Featured - VT: Vermont Town Says "NO" To Diebold Voting Machines LINK
  • Featured - National: Ready or Not: Report Predicts Voting Glitches LINK
  • National: Editorial - Voting irregularities LINK
  • National: Strengthening Democracy Through Election Integrity LINK
  • National: Voter fraud called a minor issue for November LINK
  • National: Beware of Accidental Disenfranchisement Voting Rules Have Changed LINK
  • National: YouTube: An Invitation To Video Your Vote LINK
  • National: Editorial - No place for sophomoric electioneering this year LINK
  • National: No Voter Meltdown on Election Day LINK
  • National: FindLaw Offers Special Edition: Elections 2008 LINK
  • National: The Problem Of Databases LINK
  • National: Call Out For Election Protection Wiki Help LINK
  • National: Election Basics: The Voting Booth LINK
  • National: Voting Rights Watch: Report finds many Southern states unprepared for voting system failures LINK
  • National: Voter Watchdog Groups Write Public Officials: Promises to Monitor and Report on Denial of Voting Rights LINK
  • National: E-voting report: Several states still vulnerable LINK
  • Alabama: Contests filed in Evergreen, Monroeville elections Candidates claim declared winners had illegal votes LINK
  • California: Despite lawsuit, state OKs Merced County's voting machines California elections officials previously said machines weren't tested LINK
  • California: San Bernardino County - Electronic voting machines lie dormant LINK
  • California: San Diego County - Elections Expert Sal Magallanez Speaks at Activist San Diego LINK
  • Colorado: Report says Colorado poorly prepared for electronic voting machine problems LINK
  • Colorado: Rise in Voting by Mail Transforms Race in Colorado LINK
  • Colorado: Report: CO among least-prepared to handle vote problems LINK
  • Colorado: Registration errors may thwart thousands of new voters from casting mail-in ballots LINK
  • Colorado: Boulder County - Man vs machine: Boulder County ballot testing LINK
  • Colorado: El Paso County - Quirks at the clerk's Voters fret about errors, glitches and strange alliances LINK
  • Florida: Broward County Absentee Ballots Carry Party Affiliation Critics fear labeling on return envelopes could lead to ballots getting intentionally lost LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - How votes could go missing LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Elections supervisor bars party observers LINK
  • Georgia: Diebold Vote Company Whistleblower and GOP Cyber Security Expert Both State That Chambliss Senate Race Was Rigged LINK
  • Georgia: State responds to voter ID challenge LINK
  • Hawaii: Hawaii needs an easy vote-by-mail system LINK
  • Illinois: DuPage County - DuPage Dems: GOP bias taints vote panel LINK
  • Illinois: DuPage County – Opinion - What is being done to assure accuracy of election results? LINK
  • Illinois: DuPage County - DuPage election machines pass 'key' test LINK
  • Indiana: Report finds mixed results for Ind. vote readiness LINK
  • Indiana: Lake County - Ind. GOP warns disputed early votes may be tossed LINK
  • Kansas: Shawnee County - This could be the year for voting machine problems LINK
  • Massachusetts: Salem State panel tackles media and election questions LINK
  • Maryland: Hordes Make Voter Registration Deadline LINK
  • Minnesota: As the election nears, nonprofits seek voter outreach, civic engagement LINK
  • Missouri: Mo. election officials prepare for heavy turnout LINK
  • Mississippi: Officials working to alleviate Election Day problems LINK
  • Mississippi: Lawmakers say Miss. needs early voting on machines LINK
  • New Jersey: Monmouth County - Concerns Raised About New Voting Machines Now in Use LINK
  • Ohio: Some Ohio counties still looking for poll workers LINK
  • Ohio: Court Ruling May Impede Thousands of Ohio Voters LINK
  • Ohio: Will Ohio GOP Block Voters at Polls in 2008? LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Files Appeal to Supreme Court on Voter Registration Data LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Elections Head Appeals to US Supreme Court in Registration Case LINK
  • Ohio: Report: Ohio elections in good shape LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Bucks County - Bucks renting 80 voting machines LINK
  • South Carolina: Mass e-mails wrong about election rules Straight-party voting problem fixed, director says LINK
  • South Carolina: Election Commission Clarifies Confusion About Voting Procedures LINK
  • Tennessee: Editorial - Making Every Vote Count LINK
  • Tennessee: Early voters cast ballots Pre-Election Day voting leaves some concerned LINK
  • Tennessee: Murfreesboro - Voters line up at the polls LINK
  • Texas: Some still skeptical of electronic voting machines LINK
  • Texas: Travis County - Mega voting centers to open for Travis County elections LINK
  • Virginia: Voter registration record: Expect long lines on Election Day LINK
  • Washington: Snohomish County - Ballots go in mail today; GOP prepares for post-election fight LINK
  • Wisconsin: Wisconsin Republicans accused of voter intimidation plot 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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