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Daily Voting News For March 15, 2007

Daily Voting News For March 15, 2007

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

As related by Brad Friedman in today’s Huffington Post (see below): "Electronic ballot systems such as DRE machines, are neither fully accessible nor secure and accurate methods of recording, tallying, and reporting votes ... [They] are inappropriate for use, because these systems make it impossible for voters to verify that their votes will be counted as cast." -- From a statement released today by more than 20 Disabled Voter Advocates

"We must debunk the myth that we have to choose between accessible voting and verifiable voting. Democracy requires that we have both." -- Stanley J. Eicher, Exec. Dir. of the Disability Law Center in recent statement commending MA for allowing non-DRE ballot marking devices for use by disabled voters....

  • NAtional: Blind, Disabled Voters Finally Call for 'Immediate Ban' on DRE/Touch-Screen Voting! LINK
  • National: A New Look At The Election Process LINK
  • National: Report Finds Disparity in State Approaches to Post-Election Audits LINK
  • National: America Needs a Pro-Democracy Movement LINK
  • National: Testimony for the House Administration Elections Subcommittee LINK
  • Colorado: State tackles local voting ills LINK
  • Florida: Touch screens could be scrapped LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Web firm to blame for glitch in results LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach County - Voting Problems Confuse Hopefuls LINK
  • Florida: Palm Beach Co. vote display problems blamed on human error LINK
  • Florida: Pinellas County - Roads, not computers, slowed down vote count LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Florida Democrats urge congressional action on election dispute LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Smooth Undervoting In Sarasota County LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Sarasota officials ignored warning about voting machines An alert on glitches came ahead of recent election troubles but no one followed up. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Memo warned of potential D-13 machine issues LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Election officials warned of glitch A voting-machine maker told them users might see a delay -- adding to controversy. LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Voting machine maker says time prevented fix LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Stunning News on the Fiasco Surrounding the November Election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Memo surfaces about Sarasota election machines LINK
  • Georgia: DeKalb County - DeKalb voting machines moved to dry location LINK
  • Missouri: County Had Fewer Voting Issues In 2006 Than Others in State LINK
  • North Carolina: Wilson County - Board of Elections requests more money LINK
  • North Dakota: State elections trending to voting centers LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio Secretary of State Announces New Advisory Group LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Is ballot position important in age of electronic voting? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: York County - Candidates draw ballot order for May primary LINK
  • Texas: Milam County - Counties forced to call joint elections 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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