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'Daily Voting News' For March 11, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Another good reason that a mail-in primary do-over cannot happen in Florida? It is against the law. State law only allows referendums to be on a mail ballots and doesn't allow for candidates to be named on ballots via stamp and carrier. An executive order or a law change would be needed to allow the presidential primary to be recast.

On top of today's Mississippi primary we also had a special election for Indiana's 7th CD and municipal elections in Florida.

Today the Iowa senate approved a bill (47-1) that will change the state to a paper ballot and op-scan state from one that had a mix of optical-scan and DRE counties. The bill now goes to the House where it is expected to pass. ...

  • CO: Elections 2008: Colorado's Unending Secrecy regarding Voter Registration LINK
  • FL: 'Mashed Into Bits': Florida Touch-Screen Voting Machines - 28,000 of them - to be Crushed, Recycled, Repurposed... LINK
  • FL: Southwest Florida elections supervisor skeptical of mail-in redo LINK
  • FL: Deadline To Decide On Revote Urgent LINK
  • FL: Florida Democrats mull primary vote by mail LINK
  • FL: Dems wonder what to do about Florida LINK
  • FL: Changing voting machines is an expensive reality LINK
  • FL: Host of factors affect possible new primary in Florida LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - Plug Is Pulled On Touch Voting LINK
  • FL: Indian River County might not be ready for do-over LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach County touch-screen voting machines get final use today in 19 municipal elections LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Election going smoothly so far, supervisor says LINK
  • IA: Culver wants a tighter rein on purchase of voting gear LINK
  • IA: Counties: State voting machine plan doesn't measure up LINK
  • IA: Senate approves new statewide voting system LINK
  • IN: Today's election day in the 7th District LINK
  • IN: Polls close for 7th district voting LINK
  • LA: East Baton Rouge Parish - Computer glitches slow EBR returns LINK
  • MN: Instant-runoff voting in Minneapolis unlikely in 2009 The election director doubts the city will have the proper equipment in place by then. LINK
  • MS: Your vote counts LINK
  • MS: Voting problems reported in Madison Co. LINK
  • NJ: Voting machine errors spur independent analysis LINK
  • OH: Almost 90,000 Ohio votes didn't count LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Brunner should listen to voters LINK
  • OK: Oklahoma House passes voter identification bill in party-line vote LINK
  • PA: Opinion - Good staff is key to a smooth election day LINK
  • TX: Fight for Texas delegates won't end anytime soon Close count could shift either way before long LINK
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