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'Daily Voting News' For October 25, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

"The use of electronic machines to count ballots cast in last year's municipal elections was a fiasco, Quebec's chief electoral officer said Tuesday. The machines weren't quicker, more economical and more accurate than manual counting" said Quebec, Canada's chief elections official. One of the suppliers of electronic voting machines underestimated its ability to simultaneously service several municipalities. Sound familiar? / "Leon County Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho has a starring role in a new HBO documentary that raises serious questions about the security of vote-counting machines used in Florida and many other big states. The program, titled "Hacking Democracy," is scheduled to debut on the cable channel on Nov. 2, running through most of the month." / Diebold, as seems to be their nature, is punishing Maryland for asking voters to vote absentee. They print the state's ballots and they are late in delivering them a majority of the ballots to many counties....

  • NAtional: Watching the Vote 2006 LINK


  • NAtional: Report Warns of Potential Voting Problems in 10 States LINK


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  • NAtional: Sancho to star in HBO documentary LINK


  • NAtional: CNN's Lou Dobbs: New Report Says Electronic Voting a 'Giant Problems Across The Country' LINK


  • NAtional: Watching The Vote LINK


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  • NAtional: Demos: Poll Worker Training, Staffing Shortages Expected to Create Problems On Nov. 7. Troubles with Machines and Training During 2006 Primaries Illustrate Long-Term Under-Investment LINK


  • NAtional: Voter Registration Lists May Foil Voters LINK


  • NAtional: REPORT: DoD's New, Untested, Secretly Developed Overseas Military Voting Scheme for General Election 'Poses Significant Security Risks' LINK


  • NAtional: Pull the Plug on E-Voting LINK


  • NAtional: Editorial - Electronic Elections LINK


  • AR: Candidates rally supporters as Ark. early voting begins LINK


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  • AR: St Francis County - Additional ballots ordered for SFC in general election
    Commission errs on side of caution with high early vote turnout expected LINK


  • AR: Washington County - Commission rejects new voting machine distribution date LINK


  • CO: Vote security sets city back
    Extra rules, cost have officials considering reverting to mail ballots next year LINK


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