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'Daily Voting News' For February 21, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Election officials in three Colorado counties claim that they can catch all of the stray marks on ballots. Those stray marks may be read as votes by their Hart Intercivic eScan voting machines. Those claims don't seem to carry any water when you consider that some of the marks that were read by the machines instead of the actual vote were just dots where a voter may have rested their pen.

On the heels of reports of serious problems with Sequoia Advantage voting machines used in New Jersey the state Attorney General has announced that there is no way they can have voter verified paper audit trail (vvpat) printers for those machines by the November election. Of course, some would have you believe that the inclusion of a vvpat printer would mitigate the problems reported yesterday. No vvpat printer on those machines would have made any difference with the internal memory and voters do not verify their ballot using that printer. The only savior would be to replace the machines with a paper ballot voting system....

  • NAtional - Analysis: e-voting's success rests on chain-of-custody issue LINK
  • NAtional: Electronic Voting and Partial Audits -- Let's do the Math LINK
  • NAtional: Following the Paper Trail Case study examines five states' efforts to limit paperless voting LINK
  • CO: Key voting machine hearing today LINK
  • CO: 3 county officials dispute state test results on voting equipment LINK
  • FL: Broward County Incredible Turnout - The Phantoms of Oakland Park LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough approves $5.97 million contract for voting system LINK
  • MS: Wilkinson County - Judge calls new election LINK
  • NH: Statement from the New Hampshire Fair Elections Committee Regarding Activist Recount Investigations in New Hampshire LINK
  • NJ: Sequoia E-Voting Machines Reporting Inaccurate Totals in New Jersey LINK
  • NJ: Minor problems with voting machines LINK
  • NJ: AP NewsBreak: Another delay for N.J. electronic ballot safeguards LINK
  • NJ: Voting Machine Discrepancies Leave Questionable Results LINK
  • NJ: Another delay for N.J. electronic ballot safeguards LINK
  • NY: New York City - Data entry errors to blame for wrong NY Super Tuesday tallies LINK
  • NY: New York City Still Tallying Votes LINK
  • OH: Forum addresses voting equipment LINK
  • OH: Will Some Ohio Polling Places Be Inadvertantly Shut Down on Election Day? LINK
  • OH: Licking County to exceed paper ballot requirement Local election officials hope to have enough on hand for March 4 primary LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Ohio SoS Fires Another GOP County Election Official, GOP State Senator Applauds LINK
  • OH: Summit County - GOP chief Arshinkoff loses elections board seat LINK
  • OK: House voter identification bill clears committee LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Bucks voting machine activists will have their say LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Paper Balloting Advocates Decry Bucks County Voting Machines LINK
  • PA: Bucks County Columnist - Meeting shows our system at work LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Voting advocates protest machines LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Dry Ice and the DRE Dumpster LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - 3rd-party voters get reminder LINK
  • PA: Wayne County Editorial - Wayne officials made savvy decision on voting LINK
  • TN: Film raises issue of vote fraud LINK
  • TN: Tennessee may change voting machines 93 of 95 counties can't generate paper trail that bill would require LINK
  • VA: Recounting the recount LINK
  • VA: Chesterfield County - Democrats protest Chesterfield vote Complaint claims county mismanaged election and some couldn't cast ballots LINK
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