Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
An editorial in today's Daytona Beach News-Journal begins: "For votes to count, they must be counted, and accurately. Americans expect tallies to be quick, as well.
"It doesn't always work that way. Ongoing problems with electronic vote-counting machines have eroded voter confidence and raised anxiety about the potential for tampering. In an era when voter-participation levels are already low, it's a problem local, state and federal leaders should confront.
"That effort should start with coordinated, national information-sharing. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, created in 2004, was charged with creating a central clearinghouse detailing glitches, hardware problems and tampering attempts. That database has yet to be created. So when supervisors in Illinois or California -- or Volusia or Flagler counties -- want to know about potential problems with a system, their only recourse is to turn to the Internet. Grass-roots voting-accuracy advocates, to their credit, are operating informational Web sites, but elections officials should have an objective source to turn to -- especially since advocacy groups might not always have access to insider information about how an error occurred."...
NAtional: Editorial - Count the ways to restore confidence in elections LINK
NAtional: Reactions Counted at the Sold Out 'Uncounted' Premiere LINK
NAtional: Senate Bill Would Outlaw "Caging" as Voter Suppression Tactic LINK
NAtional: By the Numbers: Photo ID Poll Restrictions Disenfranchise Minority & Elderly (read: Democratic) Voters LINK
NAtional: New Study Examines Impact of Voter ID Laws LINK
CO: Mesa County - 'Too many cooks' in debate over how to obey vote-machine edict LINK
CT: Recount reaffirms GOP majority, but process criticized LINK
IN: Grant County Opinion - All voting machines should be the same LINK
KY: Logan County - New voting method is way of the future LINK
MT: Cascade County - Officials look to mend vote-counting process LINK
NJ: Atlantic County - Freeholder panel to investigate election night vote-count glitch LINK
NJ: Camden County - Camden County finds missed votes
The court-ordered count did not change the outcome of any race. LINK
NJ: Camden County - Camco retrieves uncounted votes; results unchanged LINK
OH: Lawrence County - Company says human error cause of mixup LINK
OH: Putnam County - State oversight set for elections in Putnam County LINK
TX: Harris County - Election fixes stir worries on ballot security
Some fearful computer codes are vulnerable LINK
VA: Scott County - Voters Choose New Sheriff, School Board Members LINK
Overseas: US overseas voting hot topic at Madrid Conference LINK
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