Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Update: State-By-State Voter Disenfranchisement

Posted in civil rights, voter disenfranchisement by allisonkilkenny on October 15, 2008

Via MCM

“Daily Voting News” for 10/14/08
From John Gideon:
21 days until Election Day

Officials in West Virginia have just identified a ballot programming error that will affect straight-party voting. How counties got through their “Logic and Accuracy” testing without discovering this error should give everyone a hint as to why it is important to do testing that is thorough and robust. As to responsibility for the error; all evidence points right back to ES&S, of course. This is more evidence that straight-party voting is not wise. Voters should skip the straight-part option completely and vote each race; but they need to vote each race.

Today the NJ judge involved in the Sequoia voting machine problems has ordered the state to tighten up security around the voting machines. She wants everyone back in court on Friday to discuss what actions are being taken to secure the machines. It is also expected that she will finally rule on releasing the Princeton University report on the Sequoia machines.

Featured – WV: Programming glitch affects ballots statewide
Mistake made by vendor, commissioner says
http://wvgazette.com/News/200810140330


Featured – NJ: Judge seeks tighter security around N.J. voting machines
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/10/judge_orders_tighter_security.html

National: College Students Still Face Voting Stumbling Blocks
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1849906,00.html

National: Voting Rights Watch: Students still face many hurdles in
voting in this year’s election
http://southernstudies.org/facingsouth/2008/10/voting-rights-watch-students-still-face.asp

National: Students may face challenge at voting booth
http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=9177365&nav=menu188_2

National: Opinion – Phantom Voters
http://weblogs.newsday.com/news/opinion/viewsday/2008/10/phantom_voters.html

National: This Election Labyrinth
It is the voters’ turn to speak for the disenfranchised
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=524592

National: Election deja vu, all over again
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Election-deja-vu-all-over-by-Michael-McCoy-081014-814.html

National: OpEd: Stolen Votes and Stolen Elections
http://www.opednews.com/articles/OpEd-Stolen-Votes-and-Sto-by-Mark-E-Smith-081014-17.html

National: Watchdogs Ask: Is America Ready to Vote?
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/watchdogs-ask-america-ready-vote/story.aspx?guid={2FCB89B3-B535-4F7C-A5B2-9C8E6C822320}&dist=hppr

CO: Box Not Checked On Thousands Of Registration Forms
http://cbs4denver.com/politics/registration.forms.colorado.2.839548.html

CO: Denver – Denver Doubling Number of Voting Booths
http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7644568&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

CO: Ouray County – Paper Ballot or e-Vote? County Offers Both
http://www.telluridewatch.com/pages/full_story?article-Paper-Ballot-or-e-Vote-County-Offers-Both%20=&page_label=news&id=310328-Paper-Ballot-or-e-Vote-County-Offers-Both&widget=push&instance=secondary_stories_left_column&open=&

CT: Coalition Releases Audit Report on August Primary:
Raises concerns with audit credibility and potential problems for
November post-election audit
http://www.ctelectionaudit.org/PressReleaseD.htm

CT: Security of elections focus of speaker, films
http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/News_1/Security-of-elections-focus-of-speaker-films3645.shtml

FL: Shadow of 2000 election lives on in Sunshine state
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJP3PH0Ry7xADq2qIksNFpF181Lw

FL: Orange County – Orange blames computer glich for erroneous voter letters
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-orange-county-voter-letters-101308,0,2674512.story

FL: Palm Beach County election officials prepare for worst
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpcounty1014pnoct14,0,4990272.story

GA: Opinion – Don’t do it, Karen!
http://www.charltoncountyherald.com/articles/2008/10/14/opinion/editorials/doc48f4988970771555850250.txt

IL: Cook County – Eager voters flock to polls
Record number of voters visit Orland Park Village Hall for first day
of early balloting
http://www.southtownstar.com/news/1219422,101408voting.article

KY: Voting Goes Digital In Ky.
http://www.kypost.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=ad71282a-a4c6-4582-802a-e570345558cd

MI: Judge Orders Michigan To Stop Purging Voters
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00281.htm

MI: Berrien County Clerk corrects misinformation
http://www.nilesstar.com/articles/2008/10/13/news/ndnews3.txt

NC: Craven County – Voter rolls have grown at least 10 percent this year
http://www.newbernsj.com/news/county_42551___article.html/voting_percent.html

OH: Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Voter Rights, Faulty
Electronic Voting Machines, Voter Fraud and GOP Voter Challenges
http://i2.democracynow.org/2008/10/9/ohio_secretary_of_state_jennifer_brunner

OH: Ohio voter fraud rare
Safeguards prevent ‘Mickey Mouse’ ballots
http://www.coshoctontribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081014/UPDATES01/81014004

OH: What Happened to Ohio? (And Will It Happen Again?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pia-sawhney/what-happened-to-ohio-and_b_134496.html

OH: Lucas CountyVoting rights group warns of Nov. 4 problems
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081014/NEWS09/810140356/-1/NEWS

OH: Putnam County – State official: Election computers not compromised
http://www.limaohio.com/news/state_29393___article.html/county_compromised.html

NJ: Judge seeks tighter security around N.J. voting machines
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/10/judge_orders_tighter_security.html

PA: Presidential ballot will be biggest test yet for new voting machines
http://www.yourmonroeville.com/timesexpress/article/presidential-ballot-will-be-biggest-test-yet-new-voting-machines

PA: Editorial – Require notice of voter ‘purges’
http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/articles/2008/10/14/editorial/sc_times_trib.20081014.a.pg12.tt14edit2_s1.2012551_edi.txt

TX: Travis County seeking 300 additional poll workers for election
http://www.keyetv.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=3843e307-c8d2-4c3b-aa88-9e71b6ad8649

UT: Study: Poll workers can boost or kill voter trust
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2008/10/13/3700130.htm

VA: Study: Virginia Might Not Be Ready for Election Day
http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7637357&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

VA: Columnist – Will Virginia Polling Places Be Overwhelmed?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/rawfisher/2008/10/will_virginia_polling_places_b.html?hpid=sec-metro

VA: Voter Registration Up in Rural Areas
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=9170853&nav=menu496_12_22_1

WV: Voter registration winding down; early voting about to begin
http://www.dailymail.com/News/election08/200810130162

WV: Day before early voting, glitch found with machines
http://www.dailymail.com/News/election08/200810140217

WV: WV Finds Programming Error on Day Before Early Voting Begins
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6510

Scotland: Electronic vote count to return after ‘lessons learned’
from 2007 fiasco
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Electronic-vote-count-to-return.4588298.jp

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