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'Daily Voting News' For May 17, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Today, like yesterday, the majority of the news is from Pennsylvania. Voting machine problems were scattered and long lines seemed to be prominent in some counties even with a turnout of less than 30%. The excuse for the long lines is being blamed on the large number of write-in candidates but the fact is that election officials just didn't put out enough DREs. In Florida Gov. Crist has announced that he will sign the VVPB bill next Monday. Maryland's Gov. O'Malley signed that state's VVPB bill this morning. And, back in Florida, it is important to note that the reports about the "Slammer" worm are in no way linked to the reports of any security vulnerabilities reported by the FSU team....
  • NAtional: EAC Releases Spanish Language Glossary of Election Terms LINK
  • FL: Crist to sign elections bill in WPB LINK
  • FL: FL-24 - Independent Investigation - Every Vote Needs To Be Counted LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Blair Blows Fuse At Votes Chief LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Board miffed at vote director LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Slammer turns Florida election result into worm food LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Did worm breach system? Online article hints voting machines in D-13 were infected LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - E-Voting Nightmare Becomes Reality LINK
  • GA: Two UGA researchers: Democrats had cause to worry about the voter ID law LINK
  • KS: Johnson County - Election bill causes county concern LINK
  • MD: Gov. O'Malley Signs Paper Records Bill Into Law LINK
  • MT: Cascade County - Fontana Moore proposes consolidating Great Falls polling places down to one LINK
  • PA: Beaver County - Snafu in voting results LINK
  • PA: Crawford County - Don't uncork the champagne yet 3 races in Crawford County hinge on 400 uncounted absentee ballots LINK
  • PA: Crawford County - 26 percent of voters turn out in Crawford County LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Washington Township supervisors protest problems caused by electronic voting LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Beating the odds: Winning a write-in campaign a tough task, experts say LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Voting done, election work rolls on LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Request to impound voting rolls denied LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Write-ins could be wave of future Thousands cast Tuesday in county as doing so is simple on new electronic machines. LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - County election workers will be busy counting write-in votes on Friday LINK
  • PA: McKean County - Voter turnout less than 30 percent LINK
  • PA: Monroe County - Glitches mar 'smooth' election LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Vote tabulation improves over previous 2 elections Workers finish earlier than in '06, Northampton County official says. LINK
  • TX: Port Arthur - Samuels seeking recount in PAISD election LINK
  • TX: Sherman - Election error corrected LINK
  • WA: King County - Ballot tracking and accountability recommendations sent to Council: Voters to be able to follow ballot online LINK
  • Scotland: Disparity in spoilt ballot papers LINK
  • US Virgin Islands: Federal appellate court denies voting rights in US Virgin Islands LINK
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