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'Daily Voting News' For October 28, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of "Broward Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Mary Cooney said it's not uncommon for screens on heavily used machines to slip out of sync, making votes register incorrectly. Poll workers are trained to recalibrate them on the spot -- essentially, to realign the video screen with the electronics inside. The 15-step process is outlined in the poll-workers manual." These machines may be used 150 to 250 times on election day. And it seems the county expects them to "slip" out of calibration. Not a big issue because they have a "15 STEP PROCESS" to fix that condition??? / Informal discussions between Sequoia Voting Systems owner, Smartmatic, and the Treasury Dept. have now become a formal investigation, it seems. How much say does Hugo Chavez have in our elections? / In the laugh of the day officials in Lonoke Co Arkansas think they may be done counting votes and have the lights turned off by 9:30PM on election night. / Miller Co, Arkansas Election Administrator is resigning at the end of the year because ES&S representatives "are grossly incompetent, mean-spirited and can't spell"....
  • NAtional: U.S. digs for vote-machine links to Hugo Cha'vez LINK
  • NAtional: Gallup: Only 1 in 4 Americans Very Confident Votes Will Be Counted Accurately LINK
  • NAtional: Election 2006 - Electronic Voting Machines Are Already Failing LINK
  • NAtional: George Will - Federally-mandated voting machines could create havoc LINK
  • NAtional: Hampering The Vote LINK
  • NAtional: Elections: Senator Feinstein Raises Concern About Trouble at the Polls LINK
  • NAtional: Voter Confusion LINK
  • NAtional: A response to the EAC Chairman's Op-Ed LINK
  • NAtional: E-VOTING TRAIN WRECK 2006: The Week In Review LINK
  • NAtional: Election Meltdowns Brewing in Maryland, Ohio, Colorado, Everywhere Else... LINK
  • AR: Benton County - EDITORIAL: Early voting a snap, thanks to efforts by county officials LINK
  • AR: Lonoke County - Officials vow fast returns IN SHORT: Early voting gets off to quick start, Lonoke official predicts early night election eve. LINK
  • AR: Miller County - Election administrator resigns LINK
  • CO: Denver - New fix for absentee ballots Denver commission dumps plan for hand copying; machines will tally both styles LINK
  • FL: Sancho sounds off in voting-system documentary LINK
  • FL: Miami-Dade and Broward Counties - Glitches cited in early voting Early voters are urged to cast their ballots with care following scattered reports of problems with heavily used machines. LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Early-vote ballots to get recount LINK
  • GA: Elections preparation under way LINK
  • IL: DuPage County - DuPage election Web site hacked LINK
  • MD: Boards short of some absentee ballots; officials concerned about processing LINK
  • MD: Late Paper Ballots Create Problems For Maryland Election Boards LINK
  • MI: Monroe County - Absentee ballot snafu boosts costs LINK
  • NC: Safeguards ensure every vote will be counted LINK
  • ND: Help America Vote Act and Rural North Dakota LINK
  • NV: Renoite sue Sequoia Voting Systems LINK
  • OH: Stay Application in Ohio Voter ID Case LINK
  • PA: Poll workers aid U.S. democracy Residents sign up to run voting sites and help others cast their ballots. LINK
  • PA: Armstrong County - High number of absentee ballots LINK
  • PA: Philadelphia - Blame for booth mishaps Election staff errors caused 200+ malfunctions LINK
  • TN: Documented Election Law and Security Violations in Shelby County LINK
  • TX: Write-ins may spell a long Election Night LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**
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