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'Daily Voting News' For October 08, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org Regular readers will notice that DVN is growing longer and longer as the election gets closer and closer. There will be a time, probably within a week of the election, when DVN will just be too long to be of use in a once-a-day publication. When that happens, as I have done in previous years, I will split DVN into a "Morning Edition" and "Evening Edition".

One of the issues that bears watching is voter registrations. The news has contained many articles, of late, about the huge influx of voter registrations. Counties are under the gun to get the registrations completed and filed into the data base. The big question is will they be able to do it in the time they have left? How many voters who filed new registrations or changes in their registrations are going to end up being told they have to vote on a provisional ballot? And then either not have that ballot counted because the county has decided not to count provisional ballots because they won't make any difference in the outcome as we have heard in the past; OR, have their ballot not counted because the county never did get the voters application processed?

Remember please, do NOT use the straight party option if you get that option. Take the extra few minutes and vote each race on the ballot. ...

  • National: Feds question new voter checks in 6 states LINK
  • National: Battles rage over new voters Legal disputes loom as the political parties spar over voter lists, new registrations LINK
  • National: Election Protection Wiki Safeguards Voting Rights LINK
  • National: Editorial - Avoid absentee voting trap LINK
  • National: Hack-A-Vote LINK
  • National: Students at Rice learn how vulnerable electronic voting really is LINK
  • National: Electronic voting machines software extremely vulnerable to rigging LINK
  • National: Voter registration speech draws few students LINK
  • National: Security Expert: Diebold Voting Machines Desigined To Be Hacked LINK
  • National: Is your vote safe? Allegations of voter fraud involving the widely used Diebold voting machines continue to surface LINK
  • National: Technology to Fight Voter Suppression LINK
  • National: Declare Yourself Launches 'Why Wait?' Campaign Encouraging Young People to Vote Early LINK
  • AL: Confusion reigns in Alabama over ex-felons' ability to vote LINK
  • AL: Madison County - Voting machine problem doesn't stop the voting LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Former D.A. hired to oversee audit of county's Registrar of Voters office LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Election Probe Begins During Early Voting LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Former DA to oversee vote audit LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Supervisors back audit of Registrar of Voters office LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Election Probe Begins During Early Voting LINK
  • CO: Colorado Not Prepared For Anticipated Turnout LINK
  • CO: Coffman stout before election LINK
  • FL: When ballots go bad LINK
  • FL: Broward County - Tsunami Ahead Nervous About Voting LINK
  • FL: Collier County - 1,200 voters rush to meet registration deadline in Collier LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - Florida Primary Recount Surfaces Grave Voting Problems One Month Before Presidential Election LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County commissioners worry about legal nightmare on Election Day LINK
  • GA: Column - Liberal group's fraud shows voter ID need LINK
  • IN: Vote can be tampered with easily OIT officer says electronic voting software has minimum security LINK
  • MD: Election officials expect long lines at local polls Voters should bring sample ballots so they can finish more quickly LINK
  • MT: Montana Republicans ABANDON voter challenges LINK
  • MT: GOP Withdraws 6,000 Bogus Voter Challenges in Montana Faced With a Lawsuit by State Dems, the Republicans Wave White Flag of Surrender... LINK
  • NC: Voting Myths Debunked LINK
  • NJ: Expand options for early voting LINK
  • NJ: Atlantic County - Clerk to allow e-mail ballots for military, overseas voters LINK
  • NM: Vote Count Error Caught in New Mexico Machines LINK
  • NM: Officials find, fix glitch in New Mexico voting machine LINK
  • NV: Voter Fraud? Officials Raise Concerns About Thousands of Suspicious Voter Registrations Group Facing Probe in Nevada Has Had Past Problems LINK
  • OH: Voting sign-ups hit record Ohio adds 665,949, to nearly 8.2 million LINK
  • OH: Latest GOP Effort To Cancel OH Voter Registrations LINK
  • OH: Q&A: E-voting security results 'awful,' says Ohio secretary of state How bad? 'I thought I was going to throw up,' Jennifer Brunner recalls LINK
  • OH: Despite Widespread Security Problems, Ohio Will Use Electronic Voting Systems This Election LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Board of Elections at stalemate over monitoring of early voting LINK
  • OH: Putnam County elections board fires chief LINK
  • OH: Seneca County - Voter says 'proof' not in the voting LINK
  • OH: Trumbull County - Valley boards prepare for voting option LINK
  • OH: Trumbull County - Paper or Electronic? LINK
  • OK: Pottawatomie County - Nation May Learn Who's President Before Shawnee Has A New Mayor LINK
  • SC: Beaufort County - Equipment testing delays absentee voting another day LINK
  • SC: Beaufort County residents taken advantage of absentee voting LINK
  • SC: Beaufort County - Ballot machines are now running for early voting at Beaufort office LINK
  • SC: Official: Florence County received thousands of voter applications LINK
  • SC: Sumter County - More young people get registered to vote LINK
  • WI: Opinion - Electronic voting machines imperfect LINK
  • Washington DC: A Pox on Board of Elections and Sequoia LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**


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