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'Daily Voting News' For March 11, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Elections officials in Tarrant Co. Texas where voting machines added around 100,000 votes to the total are actually considering whether to have a recount. It should be a 'no-brainer'. Even more amazing is news from Allegheny Co., PA where they county has announced that they are happily buying used, 10-year old Sequoia Advantage machines. Sequoia has convinced them that the machines can be updated and made accessible and HAVA compliant before the PA primary in May. That includes federal and state testing and certification. ES&S has claimed that they had battery failures on their memory cards in Summit Co. OH which is why they have had a huge number of failures during testing....

  • NAtional: Does the EAC Really Care If Voting Machines Are Accessible? LINK

  • NAtional: Diebold's New CEO Continues to Fuel Speculation About the Sell-Off of Their Elections Division LINK

  • CA: Election season under way LINK

  • CA: Solano County - Legislation for voting by mail in Solano all but dead LINK

  • FL: Action Alert: Support a True Election Hero! LINK

  • FL: Leon County - Sancho, Cobb to meet about HAVA issues LINK

  • LA: New Orleans - Secret rolls undermine N. Orleans vote LINK

  • MD: Lawmakers debate paper versus electronic voting LINK

  • NC: Carteret County - Carteret receives new voting equipment (ES&S M-100 and AutoMark) LINK

  • NC: North Fork - Community voters hope garage polling place can remain LINK

  • NY: State to buy devices to help disabled vote LINK

  • OH: Putnam County - Residents try new voting machines in Putnam County LINK

  • OH: Summit County - Batteries trouble voting system LINK

  • PA: Allegheny County - 'New' voting machines aren't. County gets used units from Nevada (Sequoia Advantage) LINK

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