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'Daily Voting News' For December 15, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The news has not been written yet but I am hearing from New Jersey that the bill that would have forced the state's voters to continue to use Sequoia Advantage DREs with no paper audit trail was defeated in one house of the state legislature and the bill in the other house never went to the floor for a vote. Now the state needs to decide whether to wait and hope Sequoia can get a vvpat printer certified or do the right thing and change over to a paper-based voting system....
  • National: Toward A Better Registration System Eliminating A Mountain Of Paperwork Is A Top Priority For Gathering Of Election Administrators LINK
  • National: Unstuffing the Ballot Box The right is working to change voting rules. Advocates and ordinary citizens are pushing back. LINK
  • National: EAC Honors Poll Workers from Election Day 2008 LINK
  • GA: Lee County - Poll workers thanked LINK
  • KS: Riley County Clerk: General election cost $77K LINK
  • MD: Md. election board seeks '09 touch-screen pact LINK
  • MD: Md. election board seeks '09 touch-screen pact LINK
  • MN: A nasty bug emerges in the state election system LINK
  • MN: Coleman, Franken joust ahead of critical election board meeting LINK
  • MN: Editorial: Recount reveals an election weak spot Changes needed to reduce absentee ballot error rate. LINK
  • MN: Senate recount update: Coleman camp takes separate objections to Supreme Court and Canvassing Board LINK
  • NJ: Editorial - A vote for optical scan LINK
  • NY: Good News from Minnesota: New York State Has Selected the Right Voting System LINK
  • PA: 38,983 voters purged from rolls York County hadn't tossed deadwood voters in a decade. LINK
  • TX: Commentary - Republicans revive voter ID proposal LINK
  • TX: Dewhurst trying to work out a deal to get voter ID bill passed LINK
  • TX: Johnson County - Editorial: Elections office must be efficient LINK
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