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'Daily Voting News' For June 27, 2007

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org ES&S seems to have complied with the demand from the California SoS's office that they provide their source code as part of the state's "Top-to-Bottom Review" of all voting systems used in the state. I say "seems to" because ES&S delivered source code but would not let the state have the code that is sitting in escrow, per state law, for exactly the purpose of a review of their voting system. This is a growing story with a lot of unanswered questions. Also, is it not enough that we have given a few corporations too much involvement in our voting process (with more to come if S-1487 is signed into law)? Now Salt Lake Co. Utah is actually discussing allowing companies to advertise at the polls in exchange for providing a minimum of five uniform dressed "volunteers" as poll workers. I can see it now, a banner running across the DRE screen announcing, "Today's election is brought to you by WalMart"...
  • NAtional: House Passes Bill Prohibiting Deceptive Practices in Campaigns LINK
  • NAtional: House Bill Would Punish Voter Deception LINK
  • NAtional: You will vote the way we tell you to vote! Verstehen! LINK
  • NAtional: Press Release - New Diebold Election Systems Software to be Previewed at Upcoming IACREOT Conference LINK
  • CA: ES&S Relents In California, Finally Submits Voting System Source Code to SoS LINK
  • CA: Hacker Tests Begin on Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - County balks but takes state scan grant LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County - End of touch-screen voting moves closer in Palm Beach County LINK
  • FL: Palm Beach County to accept $4.9 million from Florida for optical-scan voting machines LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Teens could help solve county's election staffing problem Citizens at meeting also suggest paying more, consolidating polling places LINK
  • NM: Dona Ana County - County balks at ballot bill LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County to Congress on voting machines: Butt out LINK
  • UT: Salt Lake County - Your Logo Here Salt Lake County asks businesses to sponsor a few good poll workers LINK
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