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Daily Voting News for May 4, 2009

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by Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein and John Washburn
The recent international flavor of the Daily Voting News continues today. India also wrestles with questions of voter ID and accessibility for people with disabilities. In the Philippines, the bidding to select a single vendor for the Election Automation Process, touted to make future Philippine elections “fraud-proof”, began today.

Rest assured not everything is international news; there are domestic election stories as well....

  • CO: Critics: Voting bill is rushed LINK

  • CT: Connecticut Town Clerks Concerned About Proposals To Expand Absentee Balloting LINK

  • KY: Former Pineville Mayor Pleads Guilty to Vote Buying Conspiracy LINK

  • NY: Challenges to second-home voters prolong House race count  LINK

  • OH: Brunner and her helpers propose smart reforms for Ohio voting -- editorial LINK

  • SC: Lawmakers working to make voting easier LINK

  • TX: Final Days of Texas Legislature Face Many Issues, From Windstorm to Casinos LINK

  • Ireland: Cabinet rift denied over e-voting decision LINK

  • Canada: Electoral reform needed LINK

  • India: General merchant held with 29 voter ID cards LINK

  • India: An election in the world's biggest democracy is a bewildering undertaking LINK

  • India: Online Counting Process will take 4 to 7 hours LINK

  • India: Indian town makes voting more accessible  LINK

  • Philippines: Fears over poll automation LINK

  • Philippines: Bidding for P11.3-billion poll automation project kicks off LINK
    [P11.3-billion  = USD 235,833,254]

  • Philippines: Comelec opens bids for automated polls  LINK

  • Philippines: Comelec starts bidding for poll automation machines  LINK

  • Philippines: Bidding for poll automation starts  LINK

  • Philippines: Six firms left in poll automation bidding LINK

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