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'Daily Voting News' For October 12, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Ottawa Co. Michigan got $40,000 worth of new ballots from the printer, after copies had been proof-read by county staff. Unfortunately the ballots have 'public' in six places on the ballots and one of those 'public's is missing the 'l'. Ballots will be reprinted. / Shelby Co Tennessee will be using new Diebold machines for the first time next month, joining a too-long list of counties that will be using new voting machines for the first time in Nov. / ES&S has failed, up to now, to get programming to Dona Ana Co. New Mexico, for their Automark machines. No early voting for voters with disabilities even though the rest of the voters can vote early voting. / Sequoia has misprinted absentee ballots sent to 44,000 voters in Denver. And in a second error they printed postage on the return envelope that is 24 cents less than the actual postage. Sequoia will have to pay all expenses for their errors. / A West Virginia Election Commissioner has promised to have all ballots counted by two hours after poll closing; provided there are not technical problems. ...


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  • NAtional: Feinstein to introduce bill for e-voting paper trail LINK


  • NAtional: Senator Feinstein Seeks to Ensure Accuracy of Federal Elections. Bill Would Require Paper Voting Records and Audits LINK


  • NAtional: J Alex Halderman GS and Ariel Feldman GS. And the tale of the corruptible electronic voting machine LINK


  • NAtional: A Glance Backward as We Gaze Forward: Review of No Umbrella: Election Day in the City LINK


  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs: 'States are buying used voting machines' and 'they may no longer meet state standards' LINK


  • NAtional: AP, networks sue over Fla., Nev. exit poll laws LINK


  • NAtional: Open Letter Sent to States Urging Emergency Paper Ballot Plans and Procedures for November Election LINK


  • NAtional: Study: Voting harder in some states LINK


  • NAtional: Beware The High-Tech Ballot. Untested technology and poor training can lead to disaster LINK


  • NAtional: Will The Next Election Be Hacked? LINK


  • AZ: Sides debate vote-by-mail proposition LINK


  • CA: Alameda County - Alameda's ballot system is on line LINK


  • CA: Monterey County - County showcases new panel. Voting Rights Committee to hear people's electoral concerns LINK


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