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'Daily Voting News' For February 12, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org What a mess Colorado has become. Last year the state lost in court because their previous system for certifying the voting machines used in the state was non-compliant with state law. The court required the state to test all voting systems used in the state and have them all recertified. The state hired test labs and spent a huge chunk of tax payer's money to do what they were supposed to have already done. This retesting actually managed to find that systems used in the state were not compliant and they were decertified. That put the counties into panic mode which resulted in the Secretary of State seemingly unable to make any decisions. The governor and the state legislature got involved and they have now signed a just passed law that will allow the Secretary of State to rush to recertify all of the voting systems that were previously decertified. Supposedly all of the problems found by the test labs will be taken care of and suddenly all of the non-compliant systems will be compliant. The counties are now happy and the vendors are happy. What a wonderful world.

Yes there was a primary in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia today. News was scarce before distribution time so we will catch it tomorrow....

  • NAtional: Political Realism vs Negotiating with Our Hands LINK
  • NAtional: Many States Elect Not to Use Flawed E-Voting Technology LINK
  • AZ: To Arizona Voters...a story from inside the process LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - LA elections chief says flawed 'bubble' votes can't be counted LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - 94,000 Votes Missing in L.A. County LINK
  • CA: San Bernardino County - County to delve into ballots Verification of provisional votes begins LINK
  • CO: Governor signs vote-machine bill; Mesa still in dark LINK
  • CO: Voting machines to be recertified in two weeks LINK
  • CO: E-Vote: Colorado to Begin Recertification of Voting Machines LINK
  • CO: Election bill could be introduced this week LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Primary-vote hurdle: time Proposed solutions rest in two bills, one of which hasn't been introduced. In one frustrated county, officials ponder letting the state take over. LINK
  • CT: Lack Of Privacy A Concern About New Voting Machines LINK
  • CT: Use Election Day Registration LINK
  • CT: Norwich Residents Allege Mistakes By City Registrars LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Touch screens innocent, but already convicted LINK
  • FL: CD-13 - House committee votes to end District 13 voting LINK
  • FL: GAO D-13: Voters with Secret Decoder Rings Get Votes Counted LINK
  • GA: Voters Say Diebold E-Pollbooks Crashed During Primary; Official Says They Didn't LINK
  • IA: Opinion - State should pay for new voting machines LINK
  • IA: New election requirements up price tag for Floyd Co. LINK
  • MD: Voting experience or "I want my VVPAT" LINK
  • MD: Area's Primary Voter Turnout Could Break Records LINK
  • MD: Anne Arundel County - Election workers prepare for long day as polls open LINK
  • MD: Frederick County - Minimal preparation required for primaries LINK
  • MD: High voter turnout, few glitches in Prince George's County LINK
  • NJ: Ocean County - Trial ordered in lawsuit against election board LINK
  • NM: New Mexico Dems: Still counting after all this time LINK
  • NM: Democrats near first cut of provisional caucus ballots LINK
  • NY: Erie County - New voting machines on the way LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Judge made the right decision for primary LINK
  • OH: Ballot restraining order voided Secretary of state's plan to be heard Wednesday LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Polls may not be ready for crowds LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Perez Says County Has Too Few Voting Machines For A High-turnout Primary LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Perez Wants To Scrap Computer Voting Machines In Favor Of Paper Ballots LINK
  • VA: Lines, Lines, Lines LINK
  • VA: Virginia's Elections Are Unconstitutional?!?! LINK
  • WA: 'Inconsistencies' Reported in Results from Snohomish County, WA's GOP Caucus LINK
  • Washington DC: DC leaders hope for big turnout for 'Potomac Primary' LINK
  • Washington DC: District Voters Line Up at Polls LINK
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