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'Daily Voting News' For January 21 and 22, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org The Election Assistance Commission has some explaining to do. The secrecy that pervades the EAC, which oversees testing and certification of voting systems, holds dire consequences for our electoral system. Both chambers of Congress need to work to dispel this culture of secrecy. / In the past year, concerns about the accuracy and integrity of computerized elections have entered the general consciousness and become accepted as serious. Issues that [were] addressed in the March 1, 2006, edition of the Spectator have since been written about in the national media, and the momentum has grown for legislative solutions to be found at the federal level. A new Congress is getting under way, and decisions will be made that will profoundly affect the way Americans cast and count their votes. While computerized voting has been touted as a way to make elections easier and the results more reliable, an increasing number of voters, poll workers, and election officials have concluded that the process in 2006 was more difficult-not easier-and confidence in the tallies has been undermined. Many activists and legislators now question both the wisdom of relying on software to record votes, and the degree to which our elections depend on computerized voting systems and the manufacturers that sell them. ...
  • NAtional: Unlike Ballots, EAC Shouldn't Be Secretive LINK
  • NAtional: Unverifiable Votes Our Election System Is Broken. Can the New Congress Fix It? LINK
  • NAtional: State Legislators, Election Officials Tackle Voting Issues LINK
  • NAtional: Worries about the "Stakes" In Wisconsin Right to Life Is Campaign Finance Deregulation Now In Progress? LINK
  • NAtional: New Chair of House Administration Addresses Concern About Electronic Voting Machines LINK
  • NAtional: E-voting controversy overcasts its success LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Give vote to 'no vote' option LINK
  • FL: Groups battle for fair elections Florida coalitions have different agendas LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - Work set to begin on voting centers LINK
  • IN: Tippecanoe County - Work on pilot voting system to being this week LINK
  • MA: Marlborough - Council will mull voting machine replacement LINK
  • NY: Cayuga County - State delays voting machines LINK
  • OH: Marietta County - $50K jump in board of elections '07 budget LINK
  • TX: Hill County - Election Lawsuit Papers Reissued LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County - Mail election cost a little less than 2004's vote LINK
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