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Daily Voting News For January 30, 2007

Daily Voting News For January 30, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Today the Atlanta Journal Constitution [see below] reported, “Some key components of one of Georgia's most sacred institutions — that had been discovered in discarded office furniture — were recently auctioned on eBay. About 40 voter access cards and three electronic ballot encoders belonging to DeKalb County were purchased earlier this month on the auction Web site, according to Secretary of State Karen Handel. Another seven supervisor's cards, used to activate the encoders, also were up for bid.” // The revolving door is in effect in Williamson Co. Texas where an ex-Hart Intercivic and Sequoia employee has just been named to be their county elections chief. // According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel [see below] the new Florida Gov. Crist will recommend that DRE voting systems be replaced by optical-scan voting systems throughout the state....

  • NAtional: Ciber downplays criticism of voting software testing LINK
  • National: Olde Fashioned Legal Loopholes Allow Rigging of Hi-Tech Elections LINK
  • National: Thirty-Four [Now Forty-two] Election Reform Organizations Urge Congress to Require Paper Ballots LINK
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  • California: Alameda County - County: Instant Run-Off Voting on Schedule LINK
  • Florida: Gov. Crist to recommend ditching touch-screen machines LINK
  • Florida: Editorial - Paper trail is important LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Four steps toward precise voting LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - FL-13: It's the Machines, Not the 'Paper Trails', Stupid LINK
  • Georgia: Sale on eBay exposes vote security flaw Encoders, access cards auctioned LINK
  • Kansas: Lawmakers look to expand early-bird voting LINK
  • New Mexico: House pulls for better poll turnout LINK
  • Ohio: Blackwell’s Actions In Ohio Boost US Voting Rights LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Ohio Needs Basic Elections Reform LINK
  • Ohio: Editorial - Drafting poll workers isn’t best solution LINK
  • Oregon: Opinion - Reject paper-trail voting; support vote-by-mail LINK
  • Texas: Williamson County - New Williamson County elections chief hired LINK
  • Virginia: Election Security in Virginia One Step Closer LINK
  • Virginia: Lawmakers want to phase out electronic voting machines LINK
  • Virginia: Senate passes bill for wider absentee voting 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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