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Daily Voting News For April 19, 2007

Daily Voting News For April 19, 2007


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

In written testimony presented to the US House Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee, Government Accountability Office representative Randolph Hite said in part; "The integrity of voting systems -- which is but one variable in a successful election process equation -- depends on effective system life cycle management, which includes systems definition, development, acquisition, operations, testing and management. It also depends on measuring actual voting system performance in terms of security, reliability, ease of use and cost effectiveness, so that any needed corrective actions can be taken. Unless voting systems are properly managed throughout their life cycle, this one facet of the election process can significantly undermine the integrity of the whole.

"Election officials, computer security experts, citizen advocacy groups, and others have raised significant concerns about the security and reliability of electronic voting systems, citing vague or incomplete standards, weak security controls, system design flaws, incorrect system configuration, poor security management and inadequate security testing, among other issues. Many of these security and reliability concerns are legitimate and thus merit the combined and focused attention of federal, state, and local authorities responsible for election administration."...

  • NAtional: Testimony Released on Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • National: Open Source, Transparency and Electronic Voting LINK
  • National: Opinion - A better way to vote LINK
  • National: Opinion - A better way to vote (IRV) LINK
  • National: GAO: Tighten voting system standards LINK
  • California: Inspection of voting systems in state needed, Bowen says LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Judge Says Registrar Violated Elections Code and Constitution LINK
  • California: Alameda County - Judge Faults Registrar in City Recount Controversy LINK
  • California: Alameda County - State elections officials violated law, judge says If decision stands, county would have to provide data regarding e-voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Tallahassee's ballot error LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Fair trade for voters Florida Senate goes for deal on paper ballots LINK
  • Florida: Opinion - Ban touch-screen voting machines LINK
  • Florida: Charlotte County - Charlotte elections supervisor supports mail balloting LINK
  • Missouri: Carnahan urges time, resources to deal with election law changes LINK
  • New Jersey: Monmouth County - School election results delayed in some towns LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Ohio Audit Says Diebold Vote Database May Have Been Corrupted LINK
  • Ohio: Cuyahoga County - Audit finds discrepancies in quarter of sample ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Carbon County - Official may store voting units Dem Party chairman may keep machines at home even though he's seeking election, panel rules. 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
Member www.votetrustusa.org

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