State-by-State Election Update
15 days until Election Day.
Election officials in Jacksonville Florida must not have done the required Logic and Accuracy testing on all of their optical scan machines to be used in early voting. Nearly half of the optical scan machines in use in the city failed because they indicated the ballot was too long. This is clearly an error that should have been
discovered in pre-election Logic and Accuracy testing. The problem is also being reported in other counties in the state and is being attributed to the machines purchased by the state.
Voters in Houston Texas were faced with long lines for the first day of early voting. Long-lines in some voting sites caused by failures of the computers used to check-in the voters. There were also some reports of voters who voted straight-party Democrat only to find that their Presidential selection was given to the Republican.
Featured – FL: Jacksonville – Early Voting off to Rough Start
Featured – FL: Leon County – Ballots not being recorded at two Leon County polling places
Featured – TX: Houston – Voters turn out in force for historic campaign
Featured – WV: Ireland Says No Major Problems With Early Voting
National: Snopes confirms danger of Straight Ticket Voting (STV)
National: Are voting machines reliable? DVICE looks at every type — in every state
National: Obama Assembles U.S.’s `Largest Law Firm’ to Monitor Election
National: Heavy Voter Turn Out Nationwide Could Cause Delays at Polls
National: YouTube, PBS urge Americans to record voting problems
National: Class voting hacks prompt call for better audits. University exercise illustrates the potential for electronic vote tampering
National: Eight Years After Bush v. Gore, Why is There Still So Much Election Litigation and What Does This Mean for Voter Confidence in the Electoral Process?
National: CountTheBallots (CTB) Calls for ‘Citizen Audits’ on Election Day – Warns of Widespread Fraud
National: Protect Your Vote – Carry This Number
AL: Bulging voter lists invite election fraud
AZ: Arizona expects less wait at polls. Early balloting, more sites aim to reduce winding lines
AZ: Pima County – Help AZ Candidate Restore US Election Integrity
CA: County registrars are scrambling to keep up with new voter rolls. In some California counties, officials are doubling up on polling machines, ballots and workers, and even hiring people to direct traffic.
CO: Colorado will be under watchful eyes of media, monitors on Election Day
FL: Long lines, a few glitches mark start of early voting in South Florida
FL: Duval County – Machine Problems Plague 1st Day Of Early Voting Metro Counties See Brisk Turnout, No Problems
FL: Miami-Dade County – Early voting draws lines at some Dade polling places
FL: Past voting gaffes put Palm Beach County in spotlight
FL: Pasco County – Early Voting Turnout Higher Than Expected
GA: Ga. secretary of state faces slew of voter issues
IL: Early voting in DuPage exceeds expectations
MD: Md. US attorney creates election fraud task force
NJ: NJ Judge Allows Release of Princeton Report Critical of Sequoia Voting Systems Sequoia Counters With a Strongly Worded Response That Does Not Answer The Critical Question: Do Their Machines Count Votes Accurately?
NJ: Editorial: Our election systems still beset by flaws
NV: Washoe County – Early voters line up to cast their election ballots
NY: State finds some county election boards unprepared Schuyler among 18 county offices across state checked by officials
NY: Ulster County – Kingston, Ulster towns get nailed in voting upgrade. County passes on cost of 2009 election
PA: Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Outraged at Partisan Lawsuit Attempting to Undermine Voter Confidence
PA: Allegheny County says voting machines ready
SC: League questions voting machines
TX: Big Texas turnout on first day of early voting
TX: Denton County voters urged to use paper ballots
TX: Galveston – Voting Rights Watch: Post-Ike displacement could cause voting problems for Galveston
UT: Study: Utah vote devices unreliable
VA: Local precincts bracing for flood of voters. Registrar officials have had to get more voting equipment and poll workers to handle the crowds.
WV: Paperless Electronic Voting Machines Flipping Votes from Obama to McCain in West Virginia
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