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'Daily Voting News' For April 08, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org The GEMS data base used with Diebold/Premier TSx DREs in Butler Co. Ohio last month seems to have a problem. The election board has reported to Diebold/Premier and the Ohio Secretary of State that during loading of memory cards from the DREs into the GEMS server two memory cards did not load even though the computer reported all cards had been loaded. This resulted in 105 votes being missed. It is not yet known if this is a statewide problem or if it is national. Of course, the only way news of this problem will get out is if members of the EI community do the work.

Six New Jersey counties have now been served with subpoenas for the Sequoia Advantage voting machines that were proven to have a problem. The machines will probably be going to Princeton for inspection. Naturally Sequoia says they are going to attempt to quash the subpoenas....

  • NAtional: Web site aims to make absentee voting easier Survey finds 42 percent of registered military voters were unable to vote in '06 LINK
  • NAtional: Road to e-voting crisis paved with money, good intentions LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Watchdog to give report on elections mishaps LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Officials: SAVE R VOTE's report misleading SAVE R VOTE: More training, security needed LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Secretary of state visits Broward elections office, gives Snipes good marks LINK
  • FL: Pasco County - After today, Pasco can wave goodbye to touch screen voting LINK
  • IN: Ind. counties see jump in voter registration LINK
  • MS: Voter ID requirement falls short Lawmaker says there's not enough support in House LINK
  • MS: Secretary of state says voter fraud hurts poor people LINK
  • NJ: Subpoenas issued to re-examine voting machines LINK
  • NJ: Sequoia Touch-Screen Voting Machines Subpoenaed in NJ LINK
  • NY: Jaco Electronics Wins Order to Manufacture 4,500 Voting Machines for New York State LINK
  • NY: Jaco wins large contract for optical scan voting machines LINK
  • OH: Butler County - Voting machines have problems LINK
  • OH: Butler County missed 105 votes LINK
  • OH: Butler County - Failed Again: Widely-Used Diebold Touch-Screens Systems Dropped Votes in Recent Ohio Primary LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - E-vote rejects could pay off LINK
  • TN: Paper Ballots for TN Voters LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County - Fort Bend Voters Could Opt For Paper Ballots By November Election LINK
  • WI: Vote recount overturns City Council race result LINK
  • WI: Bypassing of fed rules on vote counting system considered in Wis. LINK
  • Brazil: Open source election machines in Brazil LINK
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