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'Daily Voting News' For April 24, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org According to an article in USA Today this morning, "State and local officials have begun a coordinated campaign to stop Congress from requiring a paper record of ballots cast on electronic voting machines, arguing it could cause more problems in next year's presidential election than it would solve. "Groups representing secretaries of state, state legislators and county leaders are working together to block legislation headed for a House committee vote and Senate hearings soon. Their letters, phone calls and meetings with lawmakers in recent weeks are likely to prompt changes, supporters and opponents say."...
  • NAtional: Paper-trail voting gets organized opposition LINK
  • NAtional: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission Comes Under Fire LINK
  • NAtional: SDD threat to health of U.S. elections LINK
  • CA: Being first can be costly Inland Voting: Riverside County pioneered touch screens. State scrutiny concerns both counties. LINK
  • CA: Monterey County - New registrar looks forward LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Electronic voting dilemma E-machines touted as way to save taxpayer money, but vulnerability to hacking a pressing concern LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Sequoia machines supposed to tally election results quicker LINK
  • FL: Democrats, voter groups drop support for Florida elections bill LINK
  • FL: Plan gives voters option to not vote for any candidate LINK
  • FL: Voters Could Opt Out of Race LINK
  • FL: Paper-trail voting bill moves forward LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Case stirs debate on Fla. voting machines LINK
  • MO: Cloud Looms Over Mayoral Election Results LINK
  • MS: Harrison County - Supervisors Vote To Return To Old Voting System LINK
  • NJ: State to unveil ballot printing guidelines Electronic voting issues raised by activists may see light, judge says LINK
  • NY: Troy - District goes to electronic voting Troy school voters will cast ballots on new machines May 15 LINK
  • TX: House gives final approval to voter ID bill LINK
  • WA: King County - County election officials prefer Diebold LINK
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