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Daily Voting News For October 30, 2008

Daily Voting News For October 30, 2008

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

5 days until Election Day.

A deal was struck last evening in Colorado with the Secretary of State. 20,000 voters who were illegally purged from the state’s voter rolls will now be allowed to vote using provisional ballots and those ballots will get priority handling and a presumption of validity by Colorado counties.

The Reform Institute, a non-partisan public policy organization, today released a checklist to assist voters in casting their ballots. The checklist provides helpful tips for voters, especially those going to the polls for the first time, to facilitate a voting process free of complications....

  • Featured - CO: Deal ensures 20,000 taken off rolls can to vote LINK
  • Featured - National: Guide for Navigating the Polls Released Checklist Helps Prepare and Inform Voters for Election Day LINK
  • National: Lab that Tests and Certifies Voting Machines Suspended LINK
  • National: Experts see potential problems on Election Day LINK
  • National: Election officials brace for huge turnout LINK
  • National: Legal battles over balloting LINK
  • National: ACLU Launches Voter Empowerment Program LINK
  • National: Paper Ballot Has Md.'s, Va.'s Vote 2 States Plan to Ditch Electronic Machines, Part of a Rapid National Reversal LINK
  • National: Editorial - The Success of Early Voting LINK
  • National: Glitch reports mount for e-voting machines LINK
  • National: Telling No Lies and Still Not Telling the Truth LINK
  • National: BLACK LEGAL ISSUES: Does the 'Help America Vote Act of 2002' really guarantee your right to vote? LINK
  • National: Vote watchdogs warn of troubles on election day LINK
  • National: Have American Elections Really Been Stolen? LINK
  • National: Election officials brace for huge turnout LINK
  • Arizona: Pima County - Big turnout, long lines expected on Election Day Half of votes cast may be from early voting LINK
  • Colorado: Colorado Sued To Reverse Voter Purges LINK
  • Florida: Election revolt over provisional ballots LINK
  • Florida: Sarasota County - Feds move to suspend company that certified electronic voting machines that Sarasota County used in contested 2006 congressional election. LINK
  • Georgia: Georgia to 4,770: Your vote is ‘challenged’ LINK
  • Georgia: State to notify 4,770 their votes are ‘challenged’ LINK
  • Georgia: Editorial - Early-voting hours must be extended LINK
  • Georgia: Coweta County - 26 percent have voted in Coweta LINK
  • Illinois: Sangamon County returns to paper ballots LINK
  • Indiana: Voter registry concerns emerging LINK
  • Kentucky: State making progress on voting systems LINK
  • Massachusetts: Where voting machines reside LINK
  • Missouri: St. Louis voters will test election plans LINK
  • North Carolina: Guilford County - Officials: Voting machines fine LINK
  • North Carolina: Guilford County - Editorial: Make early voting easy LINK
  • New York: Voting machine approval hits delay Testing company loses federal certification; decision won't impact Tuesday's vote LINK
  • Ohio: ACLU Urges Rejection Of 200,00 Voter Challenges LINK
  • Ohio: Possible voter-fraud cases keep cropping up LINK
  • Ohio: In Ohio, Wary Eyes On Election Process Fears of Fraud and Blocked Votes LINK
  • Ohio: Ashland County - Voting lawsuit asks: Where should inmates register? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Opinion - Having paper ballots on hand sensible as backup to machines LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Court Orders Pa. to Provide Paper Ballots LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Demand for Emergency Paper Ballots in PA (With Updates) LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Paper's ready if machines fail voters LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Will every vote count? LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Westmoreland County - County bans cameras from polls LINK
  • Texas: More Vote-Flipping In TX From Dems To Republicans LINK
  • Texas: Beaumont voter complaint makes CNN blog LINK
  • Texas: Galveston County - Blunder at polls casts doubt on school bond LINK
  • Texas: Webb County - Paper ballots Agreement states only the disabled will use voting machines LINK
  • West Virginia: Machine filmed flipping votes Group did not use part where it worked, Jackson clerk says LINK
  • West Virginia: Secretary of State Wants Voters to Stay Confident 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.**

    -- John Gideon Co-Executive Director VotersUnite.Org www.votersunite.org

    "To encourage citizen ownership of transparent, participatory democracy."
    The Creekside Declaration
    March 22, 2008

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