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'Daily Voting News' For July 21, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Today the release of two much awaited reports has been in the media. One report on the Arkansas and ES&S and the other report is on the failures in the primary election in Cuyahoga Co., OH. / An Arkansas election official wrote about ES&S and the recent state primary, "This was the most disorganized bunch ever to run an election in Arkansas. They were untruthful in their responses. Their performance left the burden of this election on us and greatly increased the cost." / A report prepared by InfoSentry for the state of Arkansas said this about vvpat printer failures, "Such an occurrence could cause a very serious problem in the event of an audit or a recount in which the verified voting paper audit trail becomes an official ballot," the report said. "There would be some unknown number of ballot transactions that would print on a single, unreadable, and unverifiable line."...

  • NAtional: Voting Software. It's an election year, and we're still struggling to get voting machines that people trust. LINK


  • NAtional: Rep. Boehlert Makes The Case For Voter Verified Paper Ballots And Audits LINK


  • NAtional: David Wagner's Testimony On Voting System Standards LINK


  • NAtional: Senate Approves 25 Year Extension Of Voting Rights Act LINK


  • NAtional: New U.S. Voting Guidelines Improving States' Elections Processes LINK


  • AL: Morgan County - Deadlock deliberations. GOP chair says if next Tuesday's count fails to produce winner, he'll name one LINK


  • AR: Arkansas needs to renegotiate with voting machine vendor (ES&S) LINK


  • AR: Expert: Revise voting-machines deal LINK


  • CA: Bowen calls for more electronic voting safeguards LINK


  • CA: Alameda County - Electronic voting plan makes sense for county LINK


  • CO: Paper trail pursued. Democratic candidate for secretary of state among petition backers LINK


  • CO: Boulder County - County voting not a hit. Judges find new machines daunting (over 100 of 798 poll workers who pledged to work in the primary have quit) LINK


  • CO: Denver - Voting system passes test. Mock election on new machines nets accurate results LINK


  • GA: Barrow County - Defeated Barrow BOE candidate plans to contest LINK


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