All this and more in today's voting news below
Running a correction today, see article on Harrisonburg Virginia...
CA: Riverside County vote-count mess leads to records requests
Former Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron, who unsuccessfully challenged Supervisor John Benoit, filed a two-page request.
He is seeking a host of communications between the registrar's office, the Board and Supervisors and county CEO Bill Luna and other documents relating to the disputed vote-by-mail ballots.
CA: UC Red Team report shows how e-voting machines and ballot counting machines can easily be rigged
http://www.resistnet.com/group/californiapatriots/forum/topics/uc-red-team-report-shows-how?xg_source=activity So, the newer 400-C/WinETP based Sequoia systems that were used this time, also had the above vulnerability, by exploiting which the outcome from scanned votes can be changed. Also, only 9 of the 47 defects that were found by the Red Team have been rectified in the latest Sequoia version.
CA: Ballot count finally complete: Runoff elections to be held for four local races
IL: A $30 million travesty
Remember why this is happening.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-election-20100706,0,2890623.story We hope it doesn't come to this, but it's possible the state's Democratic kingmakers didn't just saddle us with embarrassingly ineffectual U.S. Sen. Roland Burris -- they saddled us with a $30 million special election to pick a senator to replace Burris for maybe four weeks
IL: Seating a Presumptive Winner
However, another problem raised by opponents of the special election needs to be addressed, the short period of time in which the Senator would serve. In determining the length of that time, people are using the final canvass of votes as the determinant for when the new Senator would take office.
NC: On the ballot(constitutional amendment)
The amendment - hard to believe it's necessary, but there it is - would prohibit felons from serving as sheriffs.
NY: New York: Leveling the playing field for mail-in voting?
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=3334 There has been quite a stir in New York about the setup of their new optical scan voting systems. It may disenfranchise voters by not adequately warning them about overvotes.
OH: Board Of Elections Benefits From Voting Equipment Lawsuit
The board on Tuesday found out it and 44 other boards of elections in Ohio will receive some goods and services from the settlement.
OH: Absentee voting helps military
http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/8389812/article-Absentee-voting-helps-military-?instance=homefirstleft"If you meet the qualifications to register to vote in Tennessee, but have not registered prior to requesting an absentee ballot and you fall into one of the above categories (military and residing out-of-country), your application for absentee ballot will be treated as an application for temporary registration.
VA: City Mopping Up Poll Mess* (Subscription required)
June 15 Confusion Triggers Response By Electoral Board
HARRISONBURG - On the morning of the June 15 special election for the 26th House District, poll official and Democrat Bill Ney witnessed confusion at the Waterman Elementary School polling place. The electronic poll book used to sign in voters failed because of an error in programming the device. The same error shut down poll books in all five of Harrisonburg's voting precincts for more than an hour that morning.
SC: Judge Vic Rawl joins Brad on Tonight's 'Malloy Show
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