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Daily Voting News For December 15, 2008

Daily Voting News For December 15, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The news has not been written yet but I am hearing from New Jersey that the bill that would have forced the state’s voters to continue to use Sequoia Advantage DREs with no paper audit trail was defeated in one house of the state legislature and the bill in the other house never went to the floor for a vote. Now the state needs to decide whether to wait and hope Sequoia can get a vvpat printer certified or do the right thing and change over to a paper-based voting system....

  • National: Toward A Better Registration System
    Eliminating A Mountain Of Paperwork Is A Top Priority For Gathering Of Election Administrators LINK
  • National: Unstuffing the Ballot Box
    The right is working to change voting rules. Advocates and ordinary citizens are pushing back. LINK
  • National: EAC Honors Poll Workers from Election Day 2008 LINK
  • Georgia: Lee County - Poll workers thanked LINK
  • Kansas: Riley County Clerk: General election cost $77K LINK
  • Maryland: Md. election board seeks '09 touch-screen pact LINK
  • Maryland: Md. election board seeks '09 touch-screen pact LINK
  • Minnesota: A nasty bug emerges in the state election system LINK
  • Minnesota: Coleman, Franken joust ahead of critical election board meeting LINK
  • Minnesota: Editorial: Recount reveals an election weak spot
    Changes needed to reduce absentee ballot error rate. LINK
  • Minnesota: Senate recount update: Coleman camp takes separate objections to Supreme Court and Canvassing Board LINK
  • New Jersey: Editorial - A vote for optical scan LINK
  • New York: Good News from Minnesota:
    New York State Has Selected the Right Voting System LINK
  • Pennsylvania: 38,983 voters purged from rolls
    York County hadn't tossed deadwood voters in a decade. LINK
  • Texas: Commentary - Republicans revive voter ID proposal LINK
  • Texas: Dewhurst trying to work out a deal to get voter ID bill passed LINK
  • Texas: Johnson County - Editorial: Elections office must be efficient LINK

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    **"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

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