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'Daily Voting News' For November 2, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org 'Lawyers for the state and groups that opposed Ohio's voter identification rules claimed victory Wednesday in a settlement that suspends the law for absentee voters and clarifies and expands it for voting in person.' / Hart Intercivic has been under the radar lately. VoteTrustUSA has an article that lets you see who is behind the company. / Cuyahoga Co Ohio is back in the news again. Seems they decided that they would make free use of workers lap-tops to make memory card reading a bit easier. No telling what viruses may have been passed around. / There seems to be a yellow button on the back of Sequoia DREs that is suddenly getting a lot of attention because it can be used to gain access to the machine and could be used to vote more than one time....
  • NAtional: Who is Counting Your Votes? - A Closer Look at Hart InterCivic LINK
  • NAtional: 'Hacking' Doesn't Crack the Code LINK
  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobb's: 'Tonight, voting activists, not our government, leading the battle for voting security.' LINK
  • NAtional: In the Land of 'Every Vote Counts,' Uncertainty on Whether It's Counted Correctly LINK
  • NAtional: Debate (Larry Norden v. Michael Shamos) Can Electronic Voting Be Trusted? LINK
  • NAtional: Button on state's most used e-voting machine allows multiple votes LINK
  • NAtional: Keeping a wary eye: Pitfalls abound LINK
  • NAtional: Close races to magnify problems at the polls LINK
  • NAtional: ES & S Offers $10,000 Prize in University Voting Technology Competition LINK
  • NAtional: Hackable Democracy? LINK
  • NAtional: Media Release - Candidates Advised to 'Citizen Audit' Race Before Conceding LINK
  • NAtional: Revamped exit poll, vote counting operations get test in closely watched election LINK
  • AR: It's Charlie's fault (Reports of vote switching) LINK
  • CA: California secretary of state unveils new election checks LINK
  • CA: HERE WE GO AGAIN: 'Just Push the Yellow Button and Vote as Many Times as You Want' on Sequoia Touch-Screen Voting Machines! LINK
  • CA: Sequoia Voting Machines Certified For Use By Secretary Of State Could Let People In 21 Counties Vote More Than Once LINK
  • CA: Officials brace for election glitches as e-voting takes hold LINK
  • CA: Mendocino County - 70% in county vote by mail LINK
  • CO: Denver - Election judges grapple with new voting machines LINK
  • CO: Eagle County - Ballots will be translated into Spanish LINK
  • FL: Supervisor told new vote machines pose time-change problem LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Broward racks up nearly 40,000 early votes for Tuesday's election LINK
  • FL: Collier County - Brent Batten: Voters still wary toward touch-screen machines LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County records 32,000 early votes for Tuesday's election LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Voting runs into untimely glitch LINK
  • IA: State confident of voting machines Many Iowans can use touch screens at polls; watchdog groups urge caution LINK
  • IA: Editorial - Iowa's voting methods deserve confidence LINK
  • IL: Early voters finding new machines aren't without faults LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Voting equipment glitches lingering LINK
  • IN: Everyone's looking for signs of voter fraud LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - Voting Problems in Sedgwick County LINK
  • MD: More Poll Workers Recruited, But Training Proves Daunting LINK
  • MD: Maryland balloting beset with doubts, vulnerability LINK
  • MD: Md. voters will have lots of company at polling places LINK
  • MD: Does e-voting need paper trails? LINK
  • MD: Md. Dems slam GOP voter-credential guide LINK
  • MD: Prince George's County - Nearly 3,000 absentee ballots yet to be sent LINK
  • NM: Domenici criticizes decision not to use election auditor LINK
  • NY: Voting machine schedule changed LINK
  • OH: State Proposes Settlement To Voter ID Requirement LINK
  • OH: Ohio suspends voter ID law for absentees LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County OH Possibly Exposed Election System to Computer Virus LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio's most populous county unveils election monitoring system LINK
  • OH: Miami County - Official States Electronic Voting System Added Votes Never Cast In 2004 Presidential Election; Audit Log Missing LINK
  • OH: Miami County - Official States Electronic Voting System Added Votes Never Cast LINK
  • PA: Mistakes affect absentee ballots LINK
  • SC: Long ballots could mean long lines at polls LINK
  • SD: S.D. voting machines not linked to probe LINK
  • TN: Sullivan County - Voting machine problem shuts down Civic Auditorium site LINK
  • TX: Electronic, paper ballots raging controversy this election season LINK
  • TX: Bringing The Ballots To People Who Cannot Get To Them LINK
  • UT: Vote! - But, Bring a Book LINK
  • UT: Utah braces for Nov. 7 jam Machine shortage, confusion over ballots bring long lines, frustration in early voting LINK
  • WA: Computerized vote systems raise fears of potential fraud LINK
  • GUam: Opinion - Ban is not the way to address the problems with voting machines LINK
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