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'Daily Voting News' For January 10, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of It appears that Hart Intercivic has admitted that the optical-scan tabulators certified by the state of Colorado and used in that state show a significant error rate when a ballot has stray marks. This was mentioned, and nearly lost, in an article in today's Denver Post. The vendor has offered a software upgrade to Colorado and they think that upgrade MAY fix the problem. In the mean time counties across the country may be using these same machines with no knowledge of a problem and no knowledge that Hart is providing an upgrade to one state while ignoring theirs....
  • NAtional: Alarms Should Go Off Whenever the Discrepancies Between the "Official" Results and the Polls Can't Be Explained LINK
  • CA: Marin County - Huffman's vote-by-mail bill advances LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Voting critics lambaste supervisors LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - San Diego Voters Confront Board of Supervisors LINK
  • CA: Ventura County - Is Ventura up to the count? Voting machines decertified, then recertified with extra security measures LINK
  • CO: Citizens Call for Coffman to Resign LINK
  • CO: Coffman: 'I created a lot of confusion' LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Well, will they work or not? Confusion over certification of voting machines leaves our heads spinning - and wondering about Coffman's leadership. LINK
  • CO: Voting machine snafu resolution possible LINK
  • CO: Coffman Wants More Time, Flexibility To Fix Voting Machines LINK
  • CO: Larimer County - Clerk urges all mail-in ballot Larimer County official hopes Legislature will pass election fix LINK
  • CO: Pueblo County - County voting machines likely to be recertified LINK
  • IL: Feds to investigate spiraling costs of county election vendor LINK
  • MD: 2008 Election Judge Training LINK
  • MS: Federal appeals court sets hearing date in voter-ID lawsuit LINK
  • MT: Gallatin County won't change voting machines LINK
  • NH: Bob Koehler - Primary Concerns LINK
  • NH: Criminal record of Kenneth Hajjar- New England voting machine firm exec LINK
  • NY: Can you spell DEEP TROUBLE? LINK
  • NY: Chenango County - County awaits word on HAVA directive LINK
  • NY: Warren County consolidates voting districts LINK
  • OH: Fairfield County - Paper ballots to make comeback March 4 Official says electronic voting has raised security concerns LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Secretary Of State Investigating Franklin County Board Of Elections LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Ohio SoS Announces Investigation of Franklin County Board of Elections (Finally!) LINK
  • OH: Miami County election officials get pay hikes LINK
  • OH: Washington County - State removes clamps on local elections office LINK
  • PA: Crawford County - Officials confident voting machines pose no problems LINK
  • PA: Mercer County - Elections chief: Voting machines here might not be so vulnerable LINK
  • PA: Philadelphia - Oh Challenges Voting Irregularities In City Council Election LINK
  • TN: Ballot paper trail proposal comes late LINK
  • WV: Some States Find Faults With Voting System LINK
  • VoterID: High court appears to select sides on Voter ID Justices focus on Indiana law requiring every voter to show identification LINK
  • VoterID: Justices seem hesitant to toss Indiana's voter ID law Some on high court appear to search for middle ground on law that is toughest in nation LINK
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