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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "Please Vote For Me" is a documentary filmed in Wuhan, China. For the first time ever, the students in grade three at Evergreen Primary School in Wuhan, China have been asked to elect a class monitor. Traditionally appointed by the teacher, the class monitor holds a powerful position, helping to control the students, keeping them on task and doling out punishment to those who disobey. The film follows the candidates in their first immersion into democracy including campaigning and then the election. Will democracy work in China? The film is shown as part of "Independent Lens" on PBS....
  • NAtional: LAist Interview: Jacob Soboroff of Why Tuesday LINK
  • CT: Registrars Of Voters Go Ahead With Hire Candidate's Company To Handle Machines LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Clerk: County ready for election this time Monitoring system, backup inspectors will help avoid May's problems, White says LINK
  • LA: St. Landry Parish - Federal monitors oversaw voting; registrar sees vindication LINK
  • MD: Poll Finds Maryland Voters Favor Funding Switch to Paper Ballots over 2 to 1; Gonzales Survey Results in 3 to 1 Support among Some Demographic Groups LINK
  • NC: Columnist - I.D. and paper trail get my vote LINK
  • OH: Voter privacy test has officials seeking fix LINK
  • PA: Schuylkill County - Schuylkill official questions reliability of county voting machines System doesn't leave paper trail; change could cost $1 million. LINK
  • VA: Jo Ann Davis' replacement to be chosen Dec. 11 Voters will use paper ballots because voting machines will be unavailable LINK
  • Scotland: After fiasco of 140,000 spoiled papers, expert calls for one election supremo LINK
  • Scotland: Election chaos report due out LINK
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