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'Daily Voting News' For January 28, 2008

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Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org In a surprise announcement late this afternoon ES&S has announced they have purchased all of the assets of AutoMark Technical Systems. This announcement means that ES&S will now manufacture and market the ballot marking devices. According to their presser this acquisition will now allow ES&S to "enhance the product as part of the company's suite of end-to-end, fully integrated voting solutions". In other words they can now use inexpensive parts made in Asian sweatshops and sell the machines more expensively. Not explained in this release is what this sale will do to Diebold/Premier's plan to market AutoMark machines.

The ACLU has now filed a motion with the courts in Ohio to stop Cuyahoga Co from using any central-count optical scan system as the primary system to count ballots in the March primary. ...

  • AR: See you at the poll : Prevalence of elections in 2008 means plenty of trips to ballot box LINK
  • AR: Some states rethink reliability of electronic voting LINK
  • AR: Daniels encourages early voting LINK
  • CA: A paper jam roils California vote [First of two parts] There's a rush in the state to replace decertified electronic devices with printed ballots and scanners. LINK
  • CA: San Francisco County - Switch to paper ballots ensures long night LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Touch and hope no way to vote LINK
  • FL: Are election officials ready? LINK
  • FL: Columnist - FL Officials Hope To Keep Ghosts Of Elections Past At Bay LINK
  • FL: Hillsborough County - After Primary, Hillsborough Ditching Touch-Screens LINK
  • IL: McHenry County - Early voting becoming hit LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Central count of special election ballots questioned LINK
  • IN: Marion County - Republicans cry foul over special election plans LINK
  • NH: Activists had eye on each step of recount LINK
  • NH: Republican Candidate Calls for 'Tightening Up' of New Hampshire Election Contest Hand Count Procedures LINK
  • NJ: Opinion - Make it convenient to vote in elections LINK
  • NY: Tompkins County - Board of Elections selects voting machine LINK
  • OH: Opinion - Not needed, fast LINK
  • OH: Voting debate grows partisan LINK
  • OK: Most of state's provisional ballots in recent years not valid LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - ACLU Asks Federal Court to Block Use of Unfair Voting Technology LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - ACLU tries another way to stop Cuyahoga County March 4 primary voting LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - ACLU Sues Over Paper Ballots in Ohio LINK
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