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'Daily Voting News' For October 7, 2006

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Elections changes mandated by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 have created expensive elections. Historically school districts, fire districts and any other governmental entity that raises funds via voter approval have had to pay to put their requests for funding before the voter. Now these city and county entities are faced with much more expensive elections. In Wisconsin school districts are deciding to change their bond elections and school board election from odd to even-numbered years so they can just add their election in with the even-year general election. That will lower their costs but add to the size of an already overly large ballot. This is another unintended disaster brought to us by the fine folks who gave us HAVA. / An election challenge in Rhode Island is now before the state supreme court. ES&S is being raked over the coals in court, again....

  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'The country has done very well with paper ballots for a very long time.' LINK

  • NAtional: Die Bold, Die Wussy. An Invitation to Steal an Election LINK

  • AR: Voting officials meet to resolve election issues LINK

  • AZ: No ID needed for Arizona voter registration pending appeal LINK

  • CA: Alameda County - Suit challenges voting system. Security and accuracy of votes questioned in Alameda County LINK

  • CA: Lake County - County's absentee ballot voting has increased dramatically LINK

  • CO: Staying home to vote gains fans in Colorado. Officials say half of November ballots could be absentee LINK

  • CO: Larimer County - Scramble on to meet costly election rules LINK

  • FL: Right touch? Voting screens draw doubts. But local officials have confidence in systems here LINK

  • FL: Volusia County - Elections chief scrambles on voting queries. McFall still doesn't have details LINK

  • IN: Hendricks County - Election Day staffing sought LINK

  • MN: School districts switching elections. Even-year option can save money LINK

  • NY: Herkimer County - Accessible ballot marking device available LINK

  • NY: Suffolk County Officials Announce Intent to File Suit Over Voting Machine Mandate LINK

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