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Daily Voting News For October 24, 2006

Daily Voting News For October 24, 2006

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Officials on Chicago, Illinois acknowledged that for the last five or six years it would have only taken a few keystrokes for a knowledgeable computer user to obtain the personal information for more than half of the 1.3 million identities in the system. / "Look, I think that it's time for us to make our elections work in this country, Lou. I mean, that's the bottom line. And obviously we have a great deal of work to do to make that happen. It's time for us to bring together the best and brightest from the high-tech industry, Lou, the business industry, election officials, et cetera, for us to make things work." ex-EAC Commissioner Ray Martinez told Lou Dobbs. "It's time, four years later, Lou, six years removed from Florida in 2000, it's time for us to achieve a consensus on exactly what we have to do to really improve the process of election administration." / Summit Co. Ohio ballot printing problems seem to be coming to a head with calls for federal investigation and anti-trust issues....

  • National: electionline Report Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls LINK
  • National: CNN's Lou Dobbs:Interview of ex-EAC Commissioners Soaries and Martinez LINK
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  • National: The EAC's New Testing and Certification Program – Same Old Same Old? LINK
  • National: Beware The High-Tech Ballot LINK
  • National: Voting system in doubt - Changes made to fix election errors could add problems, study says LINK
  • National: Election Protection Launches National Voter Assistance Hotline LINK
  • National: Voter chaos predicted at US polls LINK
  • National: New voting systems, rules may spell trouble at polls - Election analysts expect complications, but some disagree over how widespread they will be in the midterm tally. LINK
  • National: Nonpartisan Research Group Finds Potential for Trouble at Polls; New Machines, Procedures, Close Races Could Add Up to a Difficult Election Day LINK
  • National: Blind Americans to Cast First Secret Ballot LINK
  • National: Potential problems loom in US election voting LINK
  • National: Election Protection Efforts LINK
  • National: Larry Norden - More last-minute questions about e-voting LINK
  • National: More Scutiny of E-Voting Due LINK
  • National: Unlocking The Ballot Box LINK
  • Arkansas: Hopefuls encourage early voting LINK
  • California: San Mateo County - Officials see significant errors in electronic voting test run LINK
  • Colorado: Record Year In Absentee Voting Expected In Colo. LINK
  • Colorado: Denver - Election commission 25% over 2006 budget LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Voter information open to hackers LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Group says data vulnerable, election officials investigating LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Hack cracked - Board of Elections Web site leaves Social Security numbers vulnerable LINK
  • Illinois: Chicago - Voter security glitch fixed - Site's data vulnerable at least 5 years, say city election officials LINK
  • Illinois: Cook County voters will have touch-screen option LINK
  • Indiana: Randolph County - Rep. says you can count on Randolph voting equipment - A staffer from Voting Technologies International said the system should be able to tally votes for the Nov. 7 election. LINK
  • Massachusetts: Boston Voter ID Proposal Could Deny Vote to Thousands of Citizens; City Council Proposal Denounced by National Voting Rights Institute LINK
  • Minnesota: Opinion - Keeping an eye on the machines that count Minnesotans' votes LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota launches first post-election review LINK
  • Missouri: Kansas City - Elections Office Wants Probe Into Voter Registration LINK
  • Missouri: St. Louis election officials see no cause for concern LINK
  • New Jersey: Fears about vote hinge on new machines. State hoping to avoid Election Day disaster LINK
  • New Jersey: Be prepared at the polls LINK
  • New Jersey: Ocean County - System enables blind to vote on Ocean County machines LINK
  • New York: Putnam - Forum on election reforms set in Putnam LINK
  • New York: Westchester County - Advocates blast Westchester plan to keep some lever voting machines LINK
  • Ohio: Groups file new charges over Ohio voter ID requirements LINK
  • Ohio: Some Ohio counties won't post voting results in each precinct LINK
  • Ohio: Summit County - Election board angered by absentee ballot delay LINK
  • Oklahoma: Easy does it - Ballot concerns few in Oklahoma LINK
  • Oregon: Election Day brings many happy returns LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Booth Ache - To avoid scandal, legislators will reintroduce bills to safeguard elections. LINK
  • Texas: Galveston County - Lack of paper trail makes some voters leery LINK
  • Texas: Hidalgo County - Lack of machines means problems for Palmview, Peñitas LINK
  • Virginia: Some Voting Machines Chop Off Candidates' Names - Computer Glitch Affects Voters in 3 Jurisdictions; Error Cannot Be Fixed by Nov. 7 LINK
  • Washington: Official prepare for election - Prior to Election Day, county officials are busy preparing the updated ballot system to prevent ineligible votes. LINK
  • WAshington DC: Did 'Your' Vote Count? LINK
  • Wisconsin: Woman gets probation in fraud case - 49-year-old falsified voter-registration cards 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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