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'Daily Voting News' For December 13, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Poor software design, serious IT management inefficiencies and an untested deployment of a critical application were all major factors in last month's Election Day problems in Denver, according to a scathing report from an IT consultant. The problems led to hours-long delays for voters looking to cast ballots and raised questions about the overall efficacy of e-voting. / The challenge is on in Riverside California and it appears that the county supervisors are back-peddling a bit and distancing themselves from the man who made the challenge, Jeff Stone who may be out $1M if he accepts the challenge and the hack is accomplished....
  • CA: Riverside County taps elections panel; public challenge to e-voting could come during 3-month investigation LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Hacker ready for challenge Other supervisors distance themselves from Jeff Stone's proposal. LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - 'RIVERSIDE CHALLENGE': County Supervisors, Voting Machine Company Begin to go Wobbly LINK
  • CO: Denver ┬ľ Editorial - Election reform needs careful deliberation LINK
  • CO: Denver County - Report blames Denver election woes on flawed software LINK
  • CT: Editorial - New technology will require planning, training LINK
  • FL: Editorial - From Florida, another cautionary voting tale LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - MoveOn seeks recount in Florida race LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Sarasota debacle requires a revote LINK
  • IL: Iroquois County - Restitution to be made for election trouble LINK
  • IN: New legislator seeks election-day changes Wants regular ballots cast, more forms of ID accepted LINK
  • NY: Sullivan County is concerned about paying for new voting machines LINK
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