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'Daily Voting News' For March 04, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of Today was as busy as expected but most of the reports of problems are minor. Turnout in Ohio was high even though the weather did not support people going to the polls. Power outages were reported in different areas but no mention was made of any occasion where voting changed to paper ballots during the outages. Flooding in some counties forced the moving of some poll sites and added an hour on to the polling time in ten counties. There were problems with Diebold TSx memory card programming that left races off of the ballot in two counties. There was also a complaint from the GOP in Cuyahoga Co that only Democratic poll workers were involved in the SOS mandated mid-day pickup of ballots from polling sites. In Texas, turnout was high and there were some concerns about whether some counties had enough ballots for voters. Rhode Island also reported high turnout. If everything works out as normal tomorrow will be another big news day and it will probably feature more reports of system failures. I hope I am wrong and that all of the counting goes well but history tells us there will be problems. Time will tell....
  • NAtional: Do You Want the Military Industrial Complex Counting Your Votes? LINK
  • NAtional: State Use of Remaining HAVA Funds For New Voting Systems: A Reasonable Option LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - Election officials make it count 'Double-bubble' figures won't alter results of primary LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - L.A. County Registrar Chooses to Disenfranchise 12,000 Voters in Final 'Double Bubble' Ballot Tally LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - Most double-bubble votes now counted LINK
  • CO: Lawmakers postpone vote on bill requiring paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Clerks against plan to use paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Lack of funding for paper-ballot elections snags bill LINK
  • CO: Lawmakers postpone vote on bill requiring paper ballots LINK
  • CO: Paper vote foes speak up Proposal could cost $15 million, counties say LINK
  • CO: Punching holes in paper ballots Foes claim a state bill isn't needed since most machines have been recertified. LINK
  • CO: Coffman recertifies more counting machines LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County - Requiring Paper Ballot Election Will Cost Counties LINK
  • CT: Susan Bysiewicz: LHS Invented Our Voting Machines LINK
  • HI: State sticks with voting machine contract LINK
  • IA: New plan: State would pay for voting machines LINK
  • IL: Du Page County The Empire Strikes Back! Sun-Times Group falls for GOP disinformation LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Planning local primary If turnout massive, officials will be ready LINK
  • MS: Voter reform bill headed to House LINK
  • NJ: Mercer clerk calls for voting probe LINK
  • OH: Voters get jump-start on primary election Thousands of voters have taken advantage of a change in the law to cast absentee ballots ahead of time LINK
  • OH: Waiting game LINK
  • OH: Record Turnout Expected in Ohio Primary LINK
  • OH: Ohio's Primary: What Will Go Wrong? LINK
  • OH: Bomb scare, power outage stalls vote temporarily in Lake County LINK
  • OH: Little interest in paper ballots in some precincts, voting goes smoothly LINK
  • OH: Flooding prompts Ohio to extend primary voting in one county LINK
  • OH: Flooding prompts Brunner to get court orders LINK
  • OH: Ohio voting: steady with a few minor problems LINK
  • OH: Voting continues in Lexington despite power outage LINK
  • OH: Few Voting Problems Emerge, Even in Ohio LINK
  • OH: Ohio voting system debuts amid pressure State, especially Cleveland, under close scrutiny for past election problems LINK
  • OH: Belmont County - Ballots Creating Some Confusion LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio, especially Cleveland, under scrutiny for voting problems LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Absentee voter turnout indicates lines will be long today LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Questions mounting about ballot stubs LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Ohio GOP Complains About Democrat-Controlled Ballot Pick-Up LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - GOP questions Cuyahoga County ballot pickups LINK
  • OH: Darke County - Voters Turn Out In Near-Record Numbers To Cast Ballot LINK
  • OH: Lucas County - Officials see few glitches across Ohio LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Reports Emerge of Diebold Failures in Montgomery County, Ohio '40-50 People in Line...4 of 8 Machines Not Working...Poll Workers Didn't Offer Paper Ballots...Get Rid of These Diebold Machines and Get Something That Works!,' Declares one Buckeye Voter LINK
  • OH: Putnam County - Voting underway LINK
  • OH: Sandusky County - Sandusky County Runs Out of Ballots LINK
  • OH: Stark County - Power outages didn't compromise electronic voting machines LINK
  • OH: Tuscarawas County - Voters line up to exercise their right LINK
  • OH: Union County - Paper-ballot flap doesn't impede voting in Union County LINK
  • PA: It's Paper Ballots for Lackawanna County Voters LINK
  • RI: Primary: Voter turnout strong, some problems reported LINK
  • RI: Nation's Eyes on R.I. during Primary LINK
  • TX: Voter turnout 'steady' in El Paso LINK
  • TX: Williamson County - Williamson Democratic ballots running low LINK
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