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'Daily Voting News' For December 08, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org "By the 2008 presidential election, voters around the country are likely to see sweeping changes in how they cast their ballots and how those ballots are counted," write Ian Urbina and Christopher Drew in today's NYTimes, "including an end to the use of most electronic voting machines without a paper trail." / The totally partisan EAC Commissioner Donetta Davidson has been named "Chairman" of that commission. "Ms. Davidson, speaking in her role as EAC commissioner, has publicly advocated for paperless electronic voting machines and opposed legislation that would require that electronic voting machines provide an independent means of verifying the accuracy of electronic vote totals. In addressing the recent TGDC meeting, Commissioner Davidson specifically urged the committee not to adopt a resolution that would require a voter verified paper audit trail for direct recording electronic voting machines."...
  • NAtional: Changes Are Expected in Voting by 2008 Election LINK
  • NAtional: Donetta Davidson Named Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission LINK
  • NAtional: Security concerns plague e-voting LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. election panel OKs testing of e-voting machines LINK
  • NAtional: The Press Catching Up With Koehler on E-Voting Problems LINK
  • NAtional: Exclusive: Rep. Holt Say His Election Reform Legislation Will Require 'Voter-Verified Paper Ballots' LINK
  • CA: Riverside County ┬ľ Columnist - Down for the Count LINK
  • CT: Registrar of voters: phone-in voting too slow LINK
  • CT: State's New Vote System Earns High Marks LINK
  • CT: Audit finds new optical scan voting machines accurate, reliable LINK
  • FL: Opinion - Have a backup plan for close elections Our Opinion: Paper Trail Would Verify Count, Boost Voters' Confidence LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Jennings gets Dean's help in bid for revote LINK
  • FL: Fl-13 - Vote challenge unlikely to be resolved before Congress meets LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Dems top Republicans in no-vote dispute in Dist. 13 LINK
  • GA: Paper-trail rule is a voting victory LINK
  • IN: Microvote Sues State LINK
  • MD: Maryland official reverses stance on e-voting bill Law requiring paper trail now likely to gain legislative OK LINK
  • MN: Florida election snafu could herald 2008 meltdown LINK
  • NY: Touch Screen Voting Machines Feel Wrong to Many LINK
  • OH: OH-15 - After hand recount, Pryce's lead over Kilroy still as it was LINK
  • PA: Delaware County - Resolution targets new voting machine flaw LINK
  • RI: Editorial - Ballots need manual review for accuracy LINK
  • TX: Waller County abolishes elections office LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County - Mayor Corroon says upkeep of Electronic Voting Machines Costing "Million and Millions" LINK
  • VA: Auditing Elections City Council votes to support General Assembly efforts to create a paper trail for voters. LINK
  • VA: Editorial - Paper trail needed for voting confidence LINK
  • WY: No barriers to voting 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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