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'Daily Voting News' For April 09, 2009

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Another country has now had problems with Internet voting schemes. In this case Finland used Internet voting in three municipalities in 2008. Nearly 2% of the votes were lost due to a "usability glitch". The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court found that the election must be redone. The law allowing the use of any Internet voting scheme has expired so the people of the three municipalities will now be able to vote on a more secure and accurate system, using paper ballots. One of the companies involved in this scheme was Scytl, a Spanish corporation that was also involved in the Okaloosa Co Florida Internet voting scheme last Nov. At least with that scheme paper ballots were also generated....
  • National: Press Release - Demos Applauds Chairman Schumer for Urging Attorney General Holder and DOJ to Sue States that Ignore Federal Voter Registration Law LINK
  • National: Press Release ┬ľ Schumer Urges DoJ: Sue States That Flout Voter Registration Law (PDF) LINK
  • AZ: Goddard's Election Investigation Highly Suspicious -- of the Observers Pima County RTA Investigation: Who Are The Suspects? LINK
  • IL: Sangamon County - Election Costs Add Up LINK
  • MD: LTTE - Election officials' math casts doubt on their vote-counting LINK
  • MO: Proposed change to constitution would create early voting period, require photo ID LINK
  • MT: Yellowstone County - County considers consolidating polling places LINK
  • NM: Santa Fe county clerk may take on Mary Herrera in 2010 primary LINK
  • NY: Senate Elections Committee to Begin Series of Five Hearings Across New York on Reform Bills and Oversight LINK
  • NY: NY-20 - Special Election Absentee Ballot Count Gets Under Way LINK
  • NY: NY-20 - NY-20 U.S. House Special Election: An Update LINK
  • OH: 2008 & 2009 Ohio Elections Summit and Conference LINK
  • OH: Report: Ohio must update voter lists LINK
  • PA: Mercer County - UPDATE: County folds after state fails to fix voter ID snafu LINK
  • Finland: Supreme Administrative court orders new municipal elections for Vihti, Karkkila, and Kauniainen Flaws in electronic voting trial lead to new poll LINK
  • Finland: Finnish e-voting results annulled, municipalities to hold new elections LINK
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