Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Protect Yourself and Your Vote!

Posted in civil rights, voter disenfranchisement by allisonkilkenny on October 9, 2008

From John Gideon via MCM:

Regular readers will notice that DVN is growing longer and longer as the election gets closer and closer. There will be a time, probably within a week of the election, when DVN will just be too long to be of use in a once-a-day publication. When that happens, as I have done in previous years, I will split DVN into a “Morning Edition” and “Evening Edition”.

One of the issues that bears watching is voter registrations. The news has contained many articles, of late, about the huge influx of voter registrations. Counties are under the gun to get the registrations completed and filed into the data base. The big question is will they be able to do it in the time they have left? How many voters who filed new registrations or changes in their registrations are going to end up being told they have to vote on a provisional ballot? And then either not have that ballot counted because the county has decided not to count provisional ballots because they won’t make any difference in the outcome as we have heard in the past; OR, have their ballot not counted because the county never did get the voters application processed? &&& Remember please, do NOT use the straight party option if you get that option. Take the extra few minutes and vote each race on the ballot.

National: Feds question new voter checks in 6 states
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5goXdqiHHk8p0cqXGZHuUAqEI205gD93LV1FG0

National: Battles rage over new voters Legal disputes loom as the political parties spar over voter lists,
new registrations
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/10/07/battles-rage-over-new-voters/

National: Election Protection Wiki Safeguards Voting Rights
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00165.htm

National: Editorial – Avoid absentee voting trap
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/content/opinion/epaper/2008/10/08/a18a_absente_edit_1008.html

National: Hack-A-Vote

http://www.motherjones.com/blue_marble_blog/archives/2008/10/10132_hackavote.html

National: Students at Rice learn how vulnerable electronic voting really is
http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=08100837

National: Electronic voting machines software extremely vulnerable to rigging
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/electronic-voting-machines-software-extremely-vulnerable-to-rigging_100104873.html

National: Voter registration speech draws few students
http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/08/News/Voter.Registration.Speech.Draws.Few.Students-3476165.shtml

National: Security Expert: Diebold Voting Machines Desigined To Be Hacked
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=825&Itemid=1

National: Is your vote safe? Allegations of voter fraud involving the widely used Diebold voting
machines continue to surface
http://metrospirit.com/index.php?cat=1211101074307265&ShowArticle_ID=11010710081423224

National: Technology to Fight Voter Suppression ]
http://www.utne.com/2008-10-08/Science-Technology/Technology-to-Fight-Voter-Suppression.aspx?blogid=36

National: Declare Yourself Launches ‘Why Wait?’ Campaign Encouraging
Young People to Vote Early
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/declare-yourself-launches-why-wait,572128.shtml

AL: Confusion reigns in Alabama over ex-felons’ ability to vote
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/122328095073410.xml&coll=2

AL: Madison County – Voting machine problem doesn’t stop the voting
http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/briefs.ssf?/base/news/1223457354217300.xml&coll=1

CA: Riverside County – Former D.A. hired to oversee audit of county’s
Registrar of Voters office
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20081007/NEWS01/81007040/1263/update

CA: Riverside County – Election Probe Begins During Early Voting
http://www.kesq.com/global/story.asp?s=9141827

CA: Riverside County – Former DA to oversee vote audit
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_audit08.3de8db1.html

CA: Riverside County – Supervisors back audit of Registrar of Voters office
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20081008/NEWS0301/810080324

CA: Riverside County – Election Probe Begins During Early Voting
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=9141827&nav=menu191_2

CO: Colorado Not Prepared For Anticipated Turnout
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00162.htm

CO: Coffman stout before election
http://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/2008/oct/08/coffman_stout_election/

FL: When ballots go bad
http://www.tampabay.com/news/perspective/article837066.ece

FL: Broward County – Tsunami Ahead
Nervous About Voting
http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-10-09/news/tsunami-ahead/

FL: Collier County – 1,200 voters rush to meet registration deadline in Collier
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/oct/07/collier-sees-rush-1200-voters-final-day-register-g/

FL: Palm Beach County – Florida Primary Recount Surfaces Grave Voting
Problems One Month Before Presidential Election
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/florida-countys.html

FL: Palm Beach County commissioners worry about legal nightmare on Election Day
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/elections/sfl-1007election-day-fears,0,1634215.story

GA: Column – Liberal group’s fraud shows voter ID need
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2008/10/08/garlocked_1008.html

IN: Vote can be tampered with easily
OIT officer says electronic voting software has minimum security
http://media.www.ndsmcobserver.com/media/storage/paper660/news/2008/10/08/News/Vote-Can.Be.Tampered.With.Easily-3475998.shtml

MD: Election officials expect long lines at local polls
Voters should bring sample ballots so they can finish more quickly
http://www.somdnews.com/stories/10082008/indytop173833_32202.shtml

MT: Montana Republicans ABANDON voter challenges
http://www.kxmb.com/News/283426.asp

MT: GOP Withdraws 6,000 Bogus Voter Challenges in Montana
Faced With a Lawsuit by State Dems, the Republicans Wave White Flag
of Surrender…
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6482

NC: Voting Myths Debunked
http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A266397

NJ: Expand options for early voting
http://www.nj.com/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1223451613253280.xml&coll=8

NJ: Atlantic County – Clerk to allow e-mail ballots for military,
overseas voters
http://www.thehammontonnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081008/NEWS01/810080310/1002

NM: Vote Count Error Caught in New Mexico Machines
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/vote-count-erro.html

NM: Officials find, fix glitch in New Mexico voting machine
http://www.rep-am.com/news/elections/370744.txt

NV: Voter Fraud? Officials Raise Concerns About Thousands of
Suspicious Voter Registrations
Group Facing Probe in Nevada Has Had Past Problems
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5984327&page=1

OH: Voting sign-ups hit record
Ohio adds 665,949, to nearly 8.2 million
http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/10/08/copy/early_voters.ART_ART_10-08-08_B1_CKBHTPA.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

OH: Latest GOP Effort To Cancel OH Voter Registrations
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00152.htm

OH: Q&A: E-voting security results ‘awful,’ says Ohio secretary of state
How bad? ‘I thought I was going to throw up,’ Jennifer Brunner recalls
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Security&articleId=9116465&taxonomyId=17&pageNumber=1

OH: Despite Widespread Security Problems, Ohio Will Use Electronic
Voting Systems This Election
http://www.securitymanagement.com/news/despite-widespread-security-problems-ohio-will-use-electronic-voting-systems-election-004741

OH: Montgomery County – Board of Elections at stalemate over
monitoring of early voting
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/10/08/ddn100808election.html

OH: Putnam County elections board fires chief
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081008/NEWS17/810080449

OH: Seneca County – Voter says ‘proof’ not in the voting
http://www.advertiser-tribune.com/page/content.detail/id/509484.html?nav=5005

OH: Trumbull County – Valley boards prepare for voting option
http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/oct/08/valley-boards-prepare-for-voting-option/

OH: Trumbull County – Paper or Electronic?
http://www.wytv.com/news/crawl/30649509.html

OK: Pottawatomie County – Nation May Learn Who’s President Before
Shawnee Has A New Mayor
http://www.shawneesun.com/articles/2008/10/08/news/02election%20mess.txt

SC: Beaufort County – Equipment testing delays absentee voting another day
http://www.beaufortgazette.com/local/story/578457.html

SC: Beaufort County residents taken advantage of absentee voting
http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9141707&nav=0qq6

SC: Beaufort County – Ballot machines are now running for early
voting at Beaufort office
http://www.islandpacket.com/front/story/632790.html

SC: Official: Florence County received thousands of voter applications
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/official_florence_county_received_thousands_of_voter_applications/16299/

SC: Sumter County – More young people get registered to vote
http://www.theitem.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081008/ITNEWS01/710089964

WI: Opinion – Electronic voting machines imperfect
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081008/WDH0101/810080677/1981/WDHopinion

Washington DC: A Pox on Board of Elections and Sequoia
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2008/10/council_member_mary_m_cheh.html

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