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'Daily Voting News' For July 29, 2006

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of and VoteTrustUSA.Org

A hearing will be held on Monday in Kern Co. California to investigate problems in the recent primary election. / "We had polling places that didn't open until several hours after they were supposed to, voting machines that didn't work at all, and hundreds of voters around the state who were told to 'come back later' once the problems had been sorted out," said Sen. Debra Bowen, D-Redondo Beach, who chairs the committee. "That's not acceptable and we need to begin addressing these problems now to ensure they don't repeat themselves in November." / When discussing expected problems in Shelby Co., Tennessee, David Bear of Diebold has already started blaming problems on the voters and the elderly, ""There's going to be hiccups,'' said David Bear, spokesman for Diebold, manufacturer of the 1,500 voting machines the county bought this year for about $4.2 million. Most troubles involve the elderly or voters unfamiliar with computers, yet that generally changes quickly once on the machines, he said."...

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  • CA: Kern County - Panel of senators to meet on local election troubles LINK

  • CO: Litigation Update LINK

  • KS: Secretary of State is only two-party primary LINK

  • KS: Cowley County - Vote by touch. New machines ready to use in county (ES&S iVotronic) LINK

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  • ME: Federal Government Approves and Supports Maine's Plan for Successful Implementation of Help America Vote Act LINK

  • NV: New Voting Machine Designed For Visually Impaired (Sequoia) LINK

  • NY: Otsego County - Elections commissioners disagree on voting-machine type LINK

  • TN: Shelby County - Election Snafus Reported (Diebold TSx) LINK

  • TN: Shelby County - Early voters stay late LINK

  • TN: Shelby County - Last Day of Early Voting Yields Frustrations LINK

  • TN: Smyrna - Leaving election pages off the ballot LINK

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  • TX: Wichita County - Judge creates election position LINK

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