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Trailer: HDNet's 'Dan Rather Reports' to Run Another Investigative Report on E-Voting Tuesday http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8145 The premiere showing will be Tuesday, Oct. 26th @ 8pm (video)

CNN: Does Your Vote Count? (video)
http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/25/does-your-vote-count/ After Florida's hanging chad fiasco in the 2000 Presidential Election, you think we would have gotten it right by now. Think again

OFFER TO DONATE AN "ELECTION INCIDENTS HOTSHEET" (Press release)
http://ballot-integrity.org/hotsheet-offer-press-release.pdf
An Election Incident Hotsheet is an Internet "bullhorn." It's a central outlet where citizens can directly alert fellow citizens to problems occurring at the polls.
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We're now offering to clone our Hotsheet by other groups--at absolutely no cost.

Election Officials Eye Tech-Savvy College Students to Serve as Poll Workers
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/election-officials-eye-tech-savvy-college-students-to-serve-as-poll-workers-105445868.html Election officials cite many reasons for targeting college students, such as their flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm for public service, but the reason they most often give is students' comfort level and experience with technology.

NetFlix-for-Voting Startup Tries to Make Democracy Easy
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/10/netflix-for-voting-startup-tries-to-make-democracy-easy/65113/


Voting Early, but Not So Often
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/opinion/25mayer.html?_r=2&th&emc=th
...But a thorough look at the data shows that the opposite is true: early voting depresses turnout by several percentage points.
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...there is a way to improve turnout and keep the convenience of early voting. Our research shows that when early voting is combined with same-day registration -- that is, you can register to vote and cast an early ballot on the same day -- the depressive effect of early voting disappears.

MORE BREATHLESS (MIS)INTERPRETATION OF EARLY EARLY VOTING NUMBERS
http://electionupdates.caltech.edu/?p=3367

The EAC has published a new map showing which US states are using federally qualified voting systems at http://www.eac.gov/testing_and_certification/default.aspx

The Lawyer' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Election Protection seeks lawyers, paralegals and law students to volunteer on Election Day, November 2 (and November 1 in some locations) to staff the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and volunteer in the field to monitor polling places and address issues as they arise.
http://signup.lawyerscommittee.org/t/5631/signUp.jsp?key=2983

Calling All Hackers And IT Specialists: $20,000 Reward For Information About Vote Tabulation Manipulation In 2010 Election
http://protectourelections.org/index.php?q=node/57

Engaging Students in the Election -- 45 Ways Faculty and Administrators Can Still Make a Difference
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-loeb/engaging-students-in-the_b_768284.html

International

Philippines: Same problems dog barangay polls
Voters complain about long lines, missing names
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/metro/view/20101026-299766/Same-problems-dog-barangay-polls


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