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'Daily Voting News' For October 12, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org In a press release Project Vote announced the release of a new report, "Representational Bias in the 2006 Electorate". The report finds a continuing problem with the U.S. electorate: those who are registered and vote are not representative of the overall U.S. population eligible to vote. The proportion of the U.S. population that registers to vote and that does vote is highly skewed towards Whites, the educated and the wealthy. Furthermore, young eligible Americans, particularly young minority males, and those who have recently moved, are disproportionately represented among those who do not participate in the U.S. electorate.

"This review of the survey data strongly points to the need for civic organizations and government officials (at all levels of government) to continue to expand access to voter registration," says Hess. "For their part, governments should view bias in the electorate as a call to embrace voter registration as an affirmative responsibility through better implementation of laws relating to the registration of young, low-income and minority voters." ...

  • NAtional: Media Release - Fewer Than Half of Eligible Minority and Low-Income Americans Voted in 2006, New Project Vote Report Shows LINK
  • NAtional: Lynn Landes on "VoteRescue Radio - Where Citizens Count, One Vote at a Time" LINK
  • NAtional: Conyers Has More Questions For DOJ's Tanner LINK
  • NAtional: Conyers Issues Statement on News Reports Questioning DoJ's 2004 Presidential Election 'Investigation' in Ohio LINK
  • NAtional: Hackers could skew US elections LINK
  • NAtional: DoJ's John 'Minorities Die First' Tanner to Testify to House Judiciary Sub-Committee, as Washington Post Picks up BRAD BLOG Story on His Recent Controversial Comments LINK
  • NAtional: Failing the Grade: Young People Face Strong Barriers at the Polls LINK
  • AL: Birmingham - Cooper cites U.S. voting law Letter will urge election officials to count provisional ballots LINK
  • CA: Secretary of State's Office to Hold Public Hearing to Determine Whether Vendor Sold Unauthorized Voting Machines to California Counties LINK
  • CA: E-Vote: Vendor May Have Sold Unauthorized Voting Machines to California Counties LINK
  • CA: Governor turns down right-to-vote bills LINK
  • CA: Solano County - Solano to learn status of 160 voting machines LINK
  • IA: Des Moines - City's Primary Cost Prompts Questions LINK
  • IN: Marion Co. voting machines tested and ready LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Indy Voting Machines Pass Early Election Test LINK
  • LA: Voters swarming to cast early ballots Officials impressed by the turnout LINK
  • NY: Nassau County ┬ľ Opinion - A Total Waste of Money LINK
  • OH: Bush's Legacy on Voting Rights: A Story from Ohio LINK
  • PA: Northampton Co. to use lever voting machines in Nov. 6 election LINK
  • WA: Clark County - Visionary Voting Method LINK
  • Switzerland: Quantum cryptography to secure ballots in Swiss election Advanced form of cryptography uses photons to exchange encryption keys LINK
  • Switzerland: Swiss Votes to Use 'Unbreakable' Code 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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