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'Daily Voting News' For July 21, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "I'm concerned about the weak spots," said Rosemary E. Rodriguez, the chairwoman of the United States Election Assistance Commission, which oversees voting. "So much depends on whether there will be enough poll workers, whether they are trained enough and whether their state and county election directors give them contingency plans and resources to handle the unexpected." That is, in our opinion, an understatement. Today's featured article goes on to tell a bit more of the story. Eleven states will use new voting systems this year, as compared to 2004, moving from DREs to paper based systems. One more item can be added to what are most certainly concerns of the EAC and that is discussed in our second featured article. The Brennan Center has produced another excellent paper. This time it is about ballot design; the issue that gave us the infamous "butterfly ballot" and the recent "Double Bubble Trouble" from Los Angeles Co. By all reports voter registration is way up this year. Turnout will be huge and problems are going to be rampant unless election officials are prepared and they have plenty of volunteers....
  • Featured - National: Influx of Voters Likely to Test New Machines LINK
  • Featured - National: Better Ballots LINK
  • National: VA Secretary Peake Urged to Stop Blocking Voter Registration LINK
  • National: Study: Poor Ballot Designs Still Affect U.S. Election Ballot Design Could Create Mistakes at the Polls with New Voters in the Mix LINK
  • National: Officials highlight voting concerns LINK
  • National: House defeats paper ballot funding LINK
  • National: Flawed ballots cited in study LINK
  • National: Press Release - Bad Ballot Design Results in Staggering Numbers of Lost Votes LINK
  • National: Bad ballot design problems A reply to the Brennan Center & USA Today LINK
  • National: How About Starting the Voters' Rights Conversation Before November 3rd? LINK
  • AL: Selma - Candidates call for storing machines at neutral site LINK
  • AZ: 'Fixed' AZ Election Detailed in Letter to State AG LINK
  • FL: Manual recounts remain elusive Debate continues on need for a paper trail LINK
  • FL: Get Ready For Optical-Scan Voting LINK
  • GA: Photo ID hassle puts one mom's vote on ice LINK
  • HI: Hawaii Activists Sue to Protect the Vote LINK
  • NC: Voter registration jumps in NC LINK
  • NC: Are we ready for Election 2008? LINK
  • NC: NC voting group says expanded early voting needed LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Voting machines need to be replaced LINK
  • UT: Voter drives verboten at V.A. hospital LINK
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