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'Daily Voting News' for June 26, 2009

Message Ellen Theisen

by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn

The Tennessee Senate's defeat, last week, of a bill that would have delayed a switch from paperless e-voting machines to optical scanners is already having an effect. Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy is pressing the county election commission to begin the switch. Some counties in New York will be switching from levers to optical scanners this year, too - testing the uncertified scanners on 1.4 million real voters in real elections in a 'pilot program.'...

  • National: A New Page for Voting: It's Time to Ditch Paper-Based Registration LINK

  • National: David Epstein: NAMUDNO and the Dilemma of Observational Equivalence LINK

    ("The problem is that a world in which Section 5 procedures are unnecessary is observationally equivalent to a world where they are necessary and completely effective.")

  • CA: Brown sabatoges [sic] initiative process LINK

  • CT: Connecticut Will Not Be Illinois or New York LINK

  • IL: Rock Island county clerk files election report LINK

    (Leibovitz questioned whether the Touchscreen ballots should count since they lack an election judge's initials.)

  • MO: Settlement in Missouri Lawsuit a Victory for Low-Income Voters LINK

  • NJ: Sette's attack cannot go unchallenged LINK

  • NY: Fine in uproar over polling place change LINK

  • NY: Voters to use new machines exclusively LINK

  • NY: Area to try voting on optical scanners in 2009 LINK

  • TN: Commissioner asks Shelby County to begin voting machine switch LINK

  • TX: Gov Perry No Voter ID in 96-hour (max) special session | Texas ... LINK

  • WA: Election-filing glitch LINK

  • India: Can EVMs subvert democracy? LINK

  • Iran: Electoral watchdog says disputed vote Iran's 'cleanest ever' LINK

  • Iran: Was Iran's election stolen? New study makes a forceful case LINK

  • Iran: TIMELINE: Iranian election and aftermath LINK

  • Philippines: Comelec preparing for worst-case 2010 scenario LINK

  • Philippines: Senator: Comelec 'blinded' by automation LINK

  • Philippines: Comelec brass ignores gang of insider-forgers LINK
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