By Brad Friedman on 11/10/2005, 8:26pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

More and more scattered voting problems are being reported. Of course, almost all are being blamed on people and not the machines. In some locations where they are using op-scan but elections officials want to use DREs there are complaints about how slow op-scans are. It's also very strange that Ohio's SoS has announced what a great success the machines were in his state while counties are reporting wide-spread problems and his deputy is promising to investigate problems in Lucas County. Diebold and AccuPoll have both put out press releases bragging about successful elections on their machines...

NATIONAL

  • Deep-rooted Voting Irregularities Persist, Watchdogs Say
    http://newstandardnews.n..._item&itemid=2585\">LINK
  • Press Release - Diebold Election Systems' Touch-Screen Deployment Described as Great Success
    http://www.prnewswire.co...0004213520&EDATE=\">LINK
  • Why Redistricting and Campaign Reform Are Both Still Relevant
    http://www.tpmcafe.com/s...y/2005/11/10/165249/82\">LINK
  • CALIFORNIA

  • Shasta County County sets absentee voting record
    http://www.redding.com/r..._17533_4225919,00.html\">LINK
  • Monterey County - Hartnell trustee race still up in the air; elections office suffers glitch
    http://www.montereyheral...ews/local/13130517.htm\">LINK
  • Stanislaus County - Vote tested new scanners
    http://www.modbee.com/lo...462517p-12203495c.html\">LINK
  • San Joaquin County - S.J. County has election night dj vu
    http://www.recordnet.com.../NEWS01/511100320/1001\">LINK
  • CONNECTICUT

  • Voters invited to try new machine
    http://www.bristolpress....pt_id=10486&rfi=6\">LINK
  • Harwinton - Voting machine snafu may lead to challenge in Harwinton
    http://www.rep-am.com/story.php?id=30053\">LINK
  • FLORIDA

  • Volusia County - Panel OKs recount of Orange City vote
    http://www.orlandosentin...oll=orl-home-headlines\">LINK
  • GEORGIA

  • Rome Under-votes alter election
    http://news.mywebpal.com...public/news674236.html\">LINK
  • Atlanta - 'Provisional' ballots key to Atlanta City Council
    http://www.ajc.com/metro...1105/10metcouncil.html\">LINK
  • ILLINOIS

  • Peoria - Peoria researches new voting option
    http://www.pjstar.com/st...TRI_B839BE0I.007.shtml\">LINK
  • MASSACHUSETTS

  • Watertown institutes voting booths for blind
    http://www.dailynewstrib...iew.bg?articleid=65006\">LINK
  • NEW JERSEY

  • Hudson County Malfunction slows count of votes
    http://www.nj.com/news/j...259510.xml&coll=3\">LINK
  • Morris County - County investigates no-Spanish rule
    http://www.dailyrecord.c.../511100351/1005/NEWS01\">LINK
  • Holt takes scientific approach
    http://www.courierposton.../NEWS01/511100363/1006\">LINK
  • NEW YORK

  • State's lack of paper-ballot option viewed as big mistake
    http://www.theithacajour.../NEWS01/511080323/1002\">LINK
  • Leaving levers behind; voting is going electronic
    http://www.thevillager.c...avingleversbehind.html\">LINK
  • NORTH CAROLINA

  • Pasquotank Co. - In Elizabeth City, a 14-vote gap has one candidate calling for a recount
    http://home.hamptonroads...y=95098&ran=37812\">LINK
  • Onslow County - Election Day after
    http://www.jdnews.com/Si...6473&Section=News\">LINK
  • Pittsboro - Provisional ballots may decide Pittsboro race
    http://www.newsobserver..../114/story/363750.html\">LINK
  • OHIO

  • Electronic Voting Described as Great Success in Ohio
    http://www.govtech.net/m...hannel_story.php/97233\">LINK
  • Ohio vote tallies a touch slow
    http://www.fortwayne.com...ews/local/13130613.htm\">LINK
  • Lucas Co., OH - State plans to investigate voting chaos; Tuesday's problems are latest for Lucas County
    http://toledoblade.com/a...51110/NEWS09/511100477\">LINK
    http://www.ohio.com/mld/...ews/state/13132298.htm\">LINK
  • Stark County Snafus slow election count
    http://www.indeonline.co...38;r=3&Category=1\">LINK
  • Montgomery County - Vote count goes all night
    http://www.daytondailyne.../daily/1110voting.html\">LINK
  • Stark County Touch-screen voting comes of age, despite growing pains
    http://www.nj.com/news/j...259510.xml&coll=3\">LINK
  • Clermont County Clermont vote counters pull all-nighter with malfunctions
    http://news.enquirer.com.../NEWS01/511100347/1056\">LINK
  • Butler County - Butler Co. survives the switch to screens
    http://news.enquirer.com.../NEWS01/511100343/1056\">LINK
  • PENNSYLVANIA

  • Somerset County - Machines delay ballot counting
    http://www.tribune-democ...keyword=secondarystory\">LINK
  • Beaver County - Paper ballots slow Beaver count
    http://www.post-gazette....om/pg/05314/603506.stm\">LINK
  • Somerset County Election officials mull electronic voting
    http://www.dailyamerican...ws/thursday/news03.txt\">LINK
  • Cumberland County - Software error forces recount in close race for district judge
    http://www.pennlive.com/...305160.xml&coll=1\">LINK
  • SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Darlington - Errors reverse Darlington election
    http://www.morningnewson...058261&path=!news\">LINK
  • TENNESSEE

  • New voting machines face myriad of criticisms
    http://www.wsmv.com/Glob...778&nav=menu109_6\">LINK
  • TEXAS

  • Texas Counties Conduct Statewide Election with AccuPoll; Delta and Erath Counties First Counties in Texas to Use AccuPoll Voting System with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail
    http://home.businesswire...05935&newsLang=en\">LINK
  • Wichita County - Human errors hamper voting
    http://www.timesrecordne...N_5784_4226503,00.html\">LINK
  • Ector County Tuesday vote passes inspection
    http://www.oaoa.com/news/nw111005c.htm\">LINK
  • Allen - Turnout causes crowding at lone polling place
    http://www.zwire.com/sit...t_id=525682&rfi=6\">LINK
  • VIRGINIA

  • Spotsylvania - Machine fails to tally vote in precinct (Op-scan so they had a paper ballot back-up)
    http://fredericksburg.co...112005/11102005/144632\">LINK
  • INTERNATIONAL

  • Montreal, Canada Confusion reigns at Montreal city hall
    http://www.940news.com/locale.php?news=1774\">LINK
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