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Daily Voting News For October 20, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 20, 2006


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Alachua Co Florida elections people have admitted that not all votes in an April 11 city election were considered. They have also admitted that one voting machine had an error and that absentee ballots were not put into "secrecy folders". / Some county election officials across the country seem to be discussing the need for emergency paper ballots at the poll site "just in case" / 'Provisional ballots could again be a leading concern at the polls this year, with new figures showing one in three--more than 650,000 of 2 million cast--were left uncounted or discarded in 2004, according to a new briefing paper by Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy and research center.' / Sadly activist judges have legislated from the Supreme Court and found that Arizona can require Voter ID / Benton Co Arkansas has not received their absentee ballots from ES&S and won't until next week. No change for ES&S. / VoteTech (VTI) machines in Randolph Co Indiana are not working properly during testing....

  • National: Here's a cartoon to make you smile before you get to the garbage that will make you ill LINK
  • National: Provisional Ballot Problems Loom For November 7, According to New Publication LINK
  • National: Ballot blunders abound as election nears LINK
  • National: Guardian of the Ballot Box – Ion Sancho LINK
  • National: Latino voter registration skyrockets LINK
  • National: The E-voting Blame Game LINK
  • National: Are Voting Machines Reliable? Congress Is Questioning The Security Of New Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • National: E-voting Push Started With HAVA LINK
  • National: PFAW Presses Election Assistance Commission to Release Report Debunking Myth of Voter "Fraud" LINK
  • National: E-voting Technology Faces Critical Test. Challenges to results likely if systems fail during election LINK
  • Arkansas: No Ballots Spell Election Concerns In Benton County LINK
  • Arizona: High Court: Arizona Can Require Photo ID To Vote LINK
  • Arizona: Arizona's New Voter ID Requirement Will Prevent Citizens From Voting. Voting Rights Group Responds to Supreme Court Decision Allowing State to Implement New Voter ID Law LINK
  • Colorado: Denver judge issues ruling on security for voting machines LINK
  • Florida: ACLU of Florida Issues Voter Empowerment Cards in English, Spanish and Creole to Inform Voters of Their Rights at the Polls LINK
  • Florida: Alachua County - Alachua admits to not considering some election ballots LINK
  • Florida: Broward County - Hundreds of absentee ballots missing pages in Margate and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea LINK
  • Florida: Leon County - County gets ready for early voting. Citizens can cast ballots at courthouse starting Monday LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Paper-ballot amendment LINK
  • Indiana: Editorial - Does voter ID do enough to stop fraud? LINK
  • Indiana: Randolph County - Voting equipment to be fixed after two failures LINK
  • Kentucky: Secretary of state: Voter rolls increase since primary LINK
  • Maryland: Officials Probe Possible Theft of Voting Software in Md. LINK
  • Maryland: WaPo: Diebold Touchscreen Source Code Discovered Stolen In Maryland LINK
  • Maryland: Former delegate gets purported Diebold code. FBI is contacted over anonymous package LINK
  • Maryland: Voting officials concerned by missing absentee ballots LINK
  • Maryland: Mailed disks raise voting machine fears LINK
  • Maryland: Has the Washington Post Missed the Boat...Again? LINK
  • Missouri: Are there enough voting machines and poll workers for election? LINK
  • Missouri: Missouri GOP legislators ponder next step with voter ID LINK
  • North Carolina: Paper ballots await voters LINK
  • New Mexico: Cibola County - County gets new voting machines LINK
  • New York: N.Y. working to keep money for voting gear LINK
  • New York: State may lose $47 million. Scramble is on to save federal aid not spent on voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County - Summit absentee ballots delayed. Errors mean all 22,000 have to be printed again before they can be sent LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County delays mailing absentee ballots to fix misprint LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Lawrence County - Making votes count LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Mercer County - Proposal seeks ‘adequate’ emergency paper ballots. 50 per precinct is current standard LINK
  • Texas: Harris County - County puts electronic voting through paces LINK
  • Virginia: Chesterfield County - Chesterfield, state in voting-law dispute. County's registrar believes Social Security numbers can be used to verify identities LINK
  • Virginia: Chesterfield County - Citing minority voting concerns, ACLU seeks U.S. poll observers 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
Executive Director www.votersunite.org and
Information Manager www.votetrustusa.org

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