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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org 11 days until Election Day.

Because of concerns about voting machine failures in Arapahoe Co Colorado and the possibility of long lines and disenfranchised voters a US Congressman has asked the county to provide a common sense fall-back. Congressman Perlmutter has requested that the county have emergency paper ballots at each poll site. The county and Secretary of State have refused to do this.

At least 10,000 absentee paper ballots will have to hand counted in Gwinnett Co Georgia. The ballots were printed and sent out and then the county did pre-election testing only to find that the ovals on the ballots were printed too dark. Another vendor caused problem that will affect the voters. ...

  • Featured - CO: Arapahoe County - Coffman, Arapahoe clerk reject Perlmutter's request for polling safeguards LINK
  • Featured - National: Early voting glitches in 2 counties in Ga., Tenn. LINK
  • National: New troubles reported with iPod-like e-voting units [Hart eSlate] LINK
  • National: Editorial - The Electronic Voting Machine Glitches Begin LINK
  • National: Elections officials brace for overwhelming voter turnout LINK
  • National: New Voters Under Siege: Ohio Exemplifies National Voting Rights Issues LINK
  • National: E-Voting Made Scary UCSB's Giovanni Vigna Gives Timely Talk on Why Electronic Voting Is Frighteningly Insecure LINK
  • National: Americans turn out heavily to vote early in US election LINK
  • National: FACTBOX-U.S. voting rules are a hodgepodge LINK
  • CA: High turnout , new rules could lead to election problems in many states LINK
  • CA: With record turnout, expect long lines, slow results on Election Day LINK
  • FL: Lines long, patience short LINK
  • FL: Voter rights cards available LINK
  • FL: Another election nightmare in Florida? LINK
  • FL: Early Voters in Fla. Find Long Lines, a Bit of Muddle LINK
  • FL: Democrats urge Crist to extend early voting LINK
  • GA: Projecting Election Turnout LINK
  • GA: Chatham County - Woman says her absentee ballot sent to 10 year old address LINK
  • IN: NAACP suit filed to protect voters Talks under way to assure foreclosure lists won't be used to block ballots LINK
  • MD: Registered Voters Increase 10% Since '04 LINK
  • MI: Voter ID law may leave some unable to vote absentee LINK
  • MI: Michigan GOP Senate leader calls program to boost absentee voting illegal, asks attorney general to investigate LINK
  • NJ: Voting machines we have LINK
  • OH: GOP Threat of Another Stolen Election Prompts Lawsuit in Ohio LINK
  • OK: Rise of the vote-fraud machines LINK
  • PA: Following Widespread Complaints, New Lawsuit Seeks Paper Balloting in Pennsylvania LINK
  • PA: Elections officials face GOP, NAACP lawsuits LINK
  • PA: Lawsuit Is Filed Over Ballot Rule in Pennsylvania LINK
  • PA: Groups sue for paper ballots LINK
  • SC: Beaufort County Opinion - Officials should check, check again before Nov. 4 LINK
  • TN: Officials Say Steady Stream Of Voters Casting Ballots In Early Voting LINK
  • VA: Local election officials expect a higher turnout LINK
  • VA: Virginia Military Absentee Ballot Problem Will Be Solved LINK
  • WI: Wisconsin voter ID lawsuit dismissed Judge: Van Hollen has no standing in case LINK
  • WV: Berkeley County - Berkeley officials: Minimal voting problems Three residents file complaints over machines LINK
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