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'Daily Voting News' For May 29, 2009

'Daily Voting News' For May 29, 2009


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

Hillsborough County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Phyllis Busansky released her 9-page report on 2008 election problems. A notable quote: “Although it was not the main focus of this report, it should be noted that many of the problems that occurred were caused by inadequacies in the Premier system which they have acknowledged and are working to correct.” We hope she submits the report to the EAC, so other election officials have access to the information....

  • National: Obama setting up better security for computers LINK
  • Arkansas: Voters Go To Polls In Gravette LINK
    (ES&S and county election coordinator discourage county officials from taking over their own ballot programming.)
  • California: Few voting irregularities found in LA City Council race LINK
  • Connecticut: Our view: Same-day registration a positive step LINK
  • Connecticut: Town registrars lead state workshops [on post-election audits] LINK
  • Florida: A Technical Review of the 2008 Hillsborough County Primary and General Elections: A Summary of the Difficulties with Equipments and Processes LINK
  • Kentucky: Former Clay official to change plea in vote-buying case LINK
  • Kentucky: Republican Election Official to Change Plea to 'Guilty' in Kentucky Election-Tampering Conspiracy LINK
  • Minnesota: Minnesota Majority disputes integrity of 2008 election LINK
  • Minnesota: Technology could modernize voting process in Minnesota LINK
  • New Jersey: Messenger ballot total in Atlantic City called shocking LINK
  • New York: NY City Mayor proposed $50M in city tax to be allocated for purchasing voting systems and $47.2M for warehouse and office space. LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Officials urge return to ward system LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Voter brings primary ballot error to commissioners attention LINK
    (County uses the Shouptronic 1242 DRE)
  • Rhode Island: House approves voter ID bill 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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