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'Daily Voting News' For February 09, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Iowa appears to be on its way to a statewide paper ballot voting system. The Governor is backing down from his plan to outfit the state's DREs with vvpat printers. Instead he now seems willing to support the plan of the Secretary of State who wants to get rid of the DREs and use optical-scan and paper ballots.

New York counties have made their choices for voting systems for voters with disabilities. Those choices were very important because they lead to the choice that the counties will make for next year for all voters. If a county chose a DRE (only one small county did) then chances are excellent that all voters in that county would end-up using those machines. Three counties and New York City chose AutoMark marketed by either Premier or ES&S and the rest chose a paper based system by Sequoia. These decisions are a tribute to the hard work by citizens in New York state....

  • NAtional: Stop The Presses LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - County turnout projected at 53 percent LINK
  • CA: San Mateo County - Election complaints build LINK
  • CO: Editorial - Clock is ticking on ballot issues LINK
  • CO: Penry: Revolt over ballots at hand LINK
  • CO: Garfield County plays election waiting game LINK
  • FL: CD-13 - Panel Votes to End Fla. Election Probe LINK
  • FL: CD-13 - Auditor's report inconclusive on Florida undervote mishap LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Hillsborough chooses new voting system LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - The continuing saga of Sarasota's lost votes LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Blind voter's poll experience raises red flags, spurs apology LINK
  • IA: Culver willing to back plan to buy new voting machines LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Clerk's office cleared in election discrepancies LINK
  • MD: Scouring the Screens And the Scanners Election Officials Check and Re-Check Equipment to Try to Head Off Trouble LINK
  • MS: Jackson County - Democrats want voting machines with printers LINK
  • NM: N.M. Votes Still Being Tallied LINK
  • NM: Editorial - It's not rocket science; it's a simple election LINK
  • NM: N.M. Democrats Get Apologies, No Winner LINK
  • NM: Privatization of New Mexico Voting Rolls May Have Played Major Role in Super Tuesday's Democratic Caucus Mess LINK
  • NY: Decision on N.Y. voting machines sent to counties LINK
  • NY: Choice of Voting Machines in New York, County by County LINK
  • NY: Albany County's voting future Officials select optical scan machines to begin replacement of obsolete lever-action machines LINK
  • NY: Clinton and Essex Counties to purchase similar voting machines North Country makes deadline for choosing new voting machines LINK
  • NY: Niagara County - Elections: County commissioners choose new system for disabled voters LINK
  • OH: Shadows On High: Election Machine Drama; All Damm-ed Up And Nowhere to Go! LINK
  • OH: Ohio Officials at Odds Over Paper Ballot LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Election-bill fix surprises officials Cuyahoga County might not do midday ballot pickup LINK
  • OH: Union County - Court hears county's case against paper-ballot plan LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Pittsburgh Evening News: Hackable Allegheny County Voting Systems Left Unguarded, Memory Cartridges Gone, Felons Working as Election Judges LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - County sells 255 voting machines to scrap yard LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Injunction to stop voting machine certification denied LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Judge nixes stop on voting machine funds Northampton County one of three seeking new equipment. LINK
  • WA: Thousands of WA primary votes invalid because oath not signed LINK
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