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'Daily Voting News' For May 19, 2009

'Daily Voting News' For May 19, 2009

Guest blogged by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein, and John Washburn

The 15-week NJ trial challenging the use e-voting machines concluded today; a ruling is expected by the end of the year. Low turnout in today's CA and PA elections. CO and IN are making good use of the Internet for voters, unlike the IL legislature. More NY counties resist the move from levers to optical scanners. Last, but not least, RI joins the photo voter ID debate....

  • CA: Light voter turnout predicted today LINK
  • California: Election Officals [sic] Cut Polling Locations LINK
  • Colorado: Online voter registration could save big LINK
  • Illinois: Internet Voting Commission Act passed in House and on May 15 in Senate. LINK
  • Indiana: New law allows residents online voter registration LINK
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  • New Jersey: Trial Ends in Challenge by Rutgers Law School’s Constitutional Litigation Clinic to Insecure Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • New York: Overhaul of Election System Is Urged LINK
  • New York: Three more New York counties urge state to keep lever voting system LINK
  • New York: Opposition Mounts To Voting Technology Switch LINK
  • Ohio: Starn still leads in judge race LINK
    (Recount scheduled)
  • Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania primaries open with slow polls across Lehigh Valley LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Key election, but turnout could be light LINK
  • Pennsylvania: 3000 names grace various ballots at polling places in Allegheny County LINK
  • Rhode Island: Lawmakers take up Voter ID bill LINK
  • South Carolina: Voter registration offices sending out cards to residents this month LINK
  • Tennessee: Voter ID / voter citizenship / e-mail absentee bills stall LINK
  • Texas: McCall confident voter ID legislation will reach House floor LINK
  • Asia: Elections electrified: the end of the paper ballot? LINK
  • Guam: Restore: Reimplementing electronic voting will improve elections LINK
  • India: Indian Citizens Serve as Election Monitors LINK
  • India: Mid-way through polls, EC almost gave up EVMs for ballot papers LINK
  • India: Vijay Sappani: India's lesson for the world LINK
  • Philippines: Comelec automation goal: 99.995% accuracy LINK
  • Venezuela: Election authority from Venezuela and Smartmatic initiate audit plan to the automated system LINK
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    Published by VotersUnite.Org
    Ellen Theisen, Director and Managing Editor
    Dave Klein, Editor
    John Washburn, Editor

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