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'Daily Voting News' For January 03, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org While we have been critical of Ohio SOS Jennifer Brunner's push to change the voting system used by Cuyahoga Co voters before the primary election on March 4, we are encouraged today that Brunner has issued a statewide "Paper or Plastic" edict. This is a smart decision that will allow voters to not use DREs if they don't feel comfortable using them.

Good news from Northampton Co Pennsylvania today. Even though the state is going to give the county $2M to buy voting machines to replace the Advanced Voting Solutions machines that have been decertified the county is going to continue with their lawsuit which was filed last Friday. The county is claiming breach of contract and warranties, failure to provide promised services and a claim for damages to pay for using other machines. Unfortunately Lackawanna Co seems to be happy they got taxpayers money from the state so they are now talking about dropping any plans to hold AVS responsible. The taxpayers should have the opportunity to voice their opinion.

People ask so here is the list of states taking part in Super Tuesday on February 5: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia....

  • NAtional: Human Factors Researchers Test Voting Systems for Seniors That Can Improve Accuracy and Speed for Voters of All Ages LINK
  • NAtional: Voter ID Court Challenges Expected to Have Big Impact on 2008 Elections LINK
  • CA: Los Angeles County - State permits LA County's conditional use of voting machines LINK
  • CA: Santa Cruz - Voter disenfranchisement and election hacking are the focus of two documentaries that will be screened for free at UCSC in January LINK
  • CO: Paper Ballots Get Vote At Public Hearing Electronic, Mail-In, or Paper On Agenda for '08 Elections LINK
  • CO: Clerks to plead case for mail vote Public hearing today will air election issues LINK
  • CO: E-Vote: Colorado Secretary of State Supports Paper Ballots for 2008 Presidential Election LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Sides face off in vote-counting debate LINK
  • CT: Top spot on ballot no guarantee of victory LINK
  • IN: Opinion Kenneth Blackwell - Voters Without Borders LINK
  • IN: Lake County - Parties consider fewer precincts LINK
  • NH: Clerks ready for primary LINK
  • NH: Voters should not fear lines, lengthy wait for Jan. 8 primary Changes to polling location and 300 voting stations will alleviate headaches from 2004 LINK
  • NY: Opinion - Voting perils LINK
  • NY: NY election board to submit new plan to meet voting requirements LINK
  • OH: Brunner issues paper-ballot requirement Counties must provide one to any voter who asks LINK
  • OH: Editorial - Voting changes need thorough scrutiny LINK
  • OH: Brunner: Vote system can be fixed by November LINK
  • OH: Brunner orders paper ballot options LINK
  • OH: Former Franklin County elections official pleads guilty to ethics charges LINK
  • OH: Ohio's Secretary of State Issues Directive to Allow All Voters to Vote on Paper in 2008! LINK
  • OH: Brunner orders more election changes LINK
  • OH: Elections chief: Paper ballots must be provided for primary LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Secretary of State defends Cuyahoga County voting change LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County hurriedly switching to new voting system LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - County avoids cost of lawsuit LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - State lifts ballot blues Pa. will reimburse county $2M in purchase of voting machines LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Funding on way for vote machines $2 million from state will help replace county touch-screens. LINK
  • TN: Laptop theft may deter voters Political watchdogs fear possible breach may cause public to cast doubt, not ballots LINK
  • WV: W.Va. OK With Challenged Voting Machines LINK
  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or OpEdNews.Com**


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