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'Daily Voting News' For October 21, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

'Although most of the attention has focused on paper trails and how vulnerable the machines are to hackers, a professor at Ohio State University and one of his former students are questioning the haphazard way these machines are bought and distributed.' 'Election officials interviewed all said they bought machines based on the number of registered voters in their county. But each county had a different idea of what the proper ratio of machines to voters should be.' ...

  • NAtional: Researchers blast voting machine strategy. Devices are bought, placed haphazardly, Ohio professor says. LINK


  • NAtional: Ballot Blunders Abound As Election Nears LINK


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  • NAtional: NAACP To Monitor Elections Following Primary Problems LINK


  • NAtional: Where to put voting booths can anger voters LINK


  • NAtional: Wanted: Graduate Students To Fix E-Voting Machines LINK


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  • NAtional: Feinstein to seek hearings on fair and accurate elections LINK


  • AR: Few counties report problems leading up to early voting LINK


  • CA: Write-ins no joke to election officials. With voters now using pens on ballots, misuse has increased, causing delays in counting. LINK


  • CA: Yolo County - E-voting still has quirks. But Yolo County's just about done working out kinks in its electronic version of paper ballots. LINK


  • IL: McLean County - Early voter questions machine security LINK


  • FL: Palm Beach County - Election left off Jupiter ballots LINK


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  • FL: Palm Beach County - Mistake fractures district's voting method LINK


  • FL: St. Lucie County - Poll workers can't tell voters why Foley's name is on ballot LINK


  • KS: New machines alter way we vote LINK


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