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'Daily Voting News' For October 26, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Lou Dobbs has taped a one-hour "Democracy At Risk" special to be aired at various times on CNN this coming Sunday. Be sure to tune in. / The Washington Post has found that new system boards were installed in Diebold voting machines used in Maryland. These modifications were made in several thousand machines in 2005. The modification was meant to fix a problem with touch-screen freezes. The WaPo investigation seems to reveal that the modification was made without the knowledge of State Board of Elections members. / The cutoff of names by Hart machines in Texas is frustrating for election officials. "I don't like it. We've been asking the vendor to address this issue for a couple of years now," Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said. The names are cut off because of the size of the letters onscreen, which "causes longer names to truncate," Hart InterCivic Vice President Phillip Braithwaite said. / "It's really terrible," said Robert J. Antonetti Sr., elections administrator in Prince George's Co Maryland about the late delivery of paper ballots by Diebold. "Time is running out. It's going to deny people the right to vote." I ask again; is Diebold doing to Maryland what they did to Kevin Shelley and Bruce Funk and attempted to do to Ion Sancho?...
  • NAtional: Stand Up, Be Counted: Grassroots Docs Warn of Flawed Electronic Voting Systems LINK
  • NAtional: New Voting Systems Face Midterm Exam LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion Paul DeGregorio - Your vote will count Hype over hacking shouldn't shatter confidence LINK
  • NAtional: Reistered voter list errors might impede some Act requires state registration lists' accuracy by Nov. 7 LINK
  • NAtional: Omaha prints own ballots as others wait LINK
  • NAtional: How to steal an election by hacking the vote LINK
  • NAtional: Penetrating The Voting Vortex LINK
  • AR: Paper Or Touch-Screen? Ark. Voters Go Paper In Early Voting LINK
  • AR: Washington County - Voting machines to get fix after audit trail prints right vote for the wrong district LINK
  • AZ: Opinion Bill Bradbury - Guest opinion: Vote by Mail best way to safeguard democracy LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - L.A. County to audit touch-voting machines LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - County to audit touch-screen voting systems Handful to be tested in wake of concerns about accuracy LINK
  • CA: San Mateo County - Missing: Absentee ballots County Elections Office a week behind; A toll-free number has been set up for voters' missing ballots LINK
  • CA: Ventura County - Some in Ojai Valley receive wrong ballots LINK
  • CO: CBS4 Investigates Security Procedures For Voters LINK
  • FL: Florida's elections chief defends bid for Negron-Foley poll signs LINK
  • FL: Early voters find few problems Thousands of voters in South Florida have already cast their ballots during early voting this week. So far, only minor machine problems were reported in Broward. LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Thousands in South Florida cast early ballots LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Democratic poll watchers outnumber Republican oberservers LINK
  • IL: PFAW Foundation Recruits Thousands of Tech-Savvy College Students to Ensure Voting in Chicago and Cook County Runs Smoothly on Election Day LINK
  • MD: Md. Voting Machines Had Part Defect Key Component Was Replaced in Touch-Screen Units After Repeated 'Freezes' LINK
  • MD: CNN's Lou Dobbs: Maryland Trains Poll Workers So Diebold Can't Blame Them For Diebold's Failures LINK
  • MD: Diebold Quietly Repaired Vote Machines LINK
  • MD: Keeping watch on Election Day LINK
  • MD: Diebold machine glitch fixed quietly LINK
  • MD: WaPo Reveals Hidden Work by Diebold in Maryland as Thousands of System Boards Were Replaced in Secret! LINK
  • MD: Columnist - Diebold's secret code keeps voters in the dark LINK
  • MD: Late paper ballots creating problems LINK
  • NJ: Essex County - Awaiting the exit poll on electronic voting machines LINK
  • NY: Voting machines alarm democracy LINK
  • NY: Board Of Elections Tests Next Generation Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Krueger Cautions State Against Rushing Into Compliance LINK
  • OH: Absentee ballot counting has to wait until Nov. 7 LINK
  • OH: Voting machines, new ID rule for Ohio LINK
  • OH: Tuscarawas County - Voter SS numbers exposed LINK
  • PA: Centre County Commissioner Exarchos warning: Don't tamper with voting machines LINK
  • PA: Dauphin County - New voting machines spur battle over write-ins LINK
  • TX: Voting machines chop off candidates' names Computer glitch affects eSlate machines used in Travis, Hays counties; error cannot be fixed by Nov. 7. LINK
  • TX: Hart Intercivic Voting Machine Screen Displays in Texas Fail Like The Ones In Virginia LINK
  • UT: Utah's New Election Audit and Recount Procedures Found Lacking by Utah's Desert Greens Party and Utah Count Votes LINK
  • UT: Some Question Security of E-Voting Machines LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County - Expect delays on Election Day LINK
  • VA: James H. 'Jim' who? LINK
  • VA: F.C. Election Chief Says Problem With Voting Machines Identified a Year Ago LINK
  • VA: Lawmakers Pushing for Paper Trail As Backup LINK
  • WV: Kanawha County - Votes to be counted by precinct LINK
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