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'Daily Voting News' For August 01, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Today has been another busy day in the news. Building on top of the California reports from Friday and Monday and the Florida report on Tuesday we now have an important report from the Brennan Center just released today. This new report discusses audits and why they are needed and points out that states are not doing enough to ensure their vote count is accurate. On top of all of this one county in Utah has decided to buck the trend in that state and they are returning to hand-marked paper ballots and optical scan machines this November. Also in a town election in one small South Carolina town, 149 voters voted on the town's provided ES&S iVotronic machines. The election was to select a person to sit on the city council. The machine broke down once during the day and 15 voters had to use paper ballots. The 149 votes could not be retrieved from the machine until the next day due to a problem with passwords. It is not good to use a DRE for any election but for an election with only one race and a small expected turnout it is insane. What are these people thinking?...
  • NAtional: Voting Machine Vendors Are Not Responsible Citizens? Really? LINK
  • NAtional: New Report Finds States Not Doing Enough to Ensure Accurate Count on Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: Voting Officials Face New Rules to Bar Conflicts LINK
  • NAtional: Elections Belong To The People: No One Can Conceal Our Right To Know How Our Votes are Counted LINK
  • NAtional: It's not just the voting machines -- it's how we count them, too LINK
  • NAtional: Another day, another e-voting critique LINK
  • CA: Public Comments to the California Top to Bottom Review LINK
  • CA: Opinion - You can't trust the voting machines LINK
  • CA: The Hacker Vote - Overlooked No More LINK
  • CA: Opinion - Hacking democracy LINK
  • CA: Editorial: How to deal with voting machine vulnerability Secretary of state needs to focus on ways to compensate for security shortcomings LINK
  • CA: Editorial - California, vendors must solve e-voting dilemma LINK
  • CA: E-voting Triad Objects to Voting Machine Criticisms LINK
  • CA: Simple Challenge to Electronic Voting Machines: Prove My Vote Was Counted Accurately LINK
  • CA: Where are the California E-Voting Reports? LINK
  • CT: Plainfield - November ballot may complicate use of new voting machines in Plainfield LINK
  • FL: Vote scans face tests after study flags flaws LINK
  • FL: Florida Adds Their Voice To Voting Systems Studies LINK
  • FL: Fla. voting machines still flawed, study finds LINK
  • FL: Opinion - If you vote will it count? Can't tell without paper LINK
  • FL: Time to go back to hanging chads? LINK
  • FL: Florida SAIT report highlights more Diebold problems LINK
  • FL: Florida Report Spurs Growing Distrust of E-Voting Machines LINK
  • IN: Randolph County - Randolph election board votes to buy MicroVote equipment LINK
  • NJ: State Likely to Fall Short of Jan. 1 Deadline for New Voting Machines LINK
  • NY: Election money unspent LINK
  • PA: Federal bill proposes paper trail for required electronic voting system LINK
  • SC: Richland County - Machine glitch leaves Eastover voters in suspense Who won a seat on town council? Residents hope to learn results today LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Voting precinct reduction OK, says county attorney LINK
  • UT: Summit County - Bubble ballots return Elections officer says November will be less expensive with the old method 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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