All this and more in today's voting news below....
CA: Santa Clara County elections panel has yet to meet -- 15 months after inception *
On the historic day Barack Obama was elected president, dozens of electronic voting machines for the disabled broke down in Santa Clara County. Monitors observed poll workers inappropriately asking voters for ID and failing to assist non-English speakers, as required by law...
CO: A blow to election transparency (Guest Opinion)
In recent years, Aspenites have been overlooking their rights and responsibilities to oversee their local democratic process
the greater issue is the importance of all citizens in a free society to have the opportunity to question our government.
CT: Testimony: Rescanning On Same Type Scanner Would Gut Post-Election Audit
FL: Florida: Group sues for Spanish-language ballots
HI: Military voting law could affect Hawaii primary
IL: Local officials eye probe of voting machine merger
But for Kane County, which uses competitor Hart InterCivic, the worry is that a new mega-company will drive Kane's vendor out of business.
Among the concerns raised in the 22-page complaint is a mention of DuPage County Election Commission Executive Director Robert Saar. Saar is cited as an example of the problematic revolving door between public officials and vendor personnel.
According to the complaint, Saar was receiving royalties for a polling place device while DuPage was doing business with the company that sold the device. Saar helped write the software for "Ask Ed," an election device. He failed to disclose this relationship to the county, the complaint says.
MA: Millville hopes to recover from election mistake
MD: Campaign stunt launches a corporate 'candidate' for Congress
William Klein, a "hired gun" who has been enlisted as Murray Hill's campaign manager, said the firm appears to be the first "corporate person" to run for office and is promising a spirited campaign that "puts people second, or even third."
Corporations are people too!
MD: Murray Hill the Corporate Candidate
NH: New Hampshire Town Citizens Prohibit Concealed Vote Counting by Computers or Any Other Method http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7744