By John Gideon on 12/7/2006, 4:36pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The folks in Alaska may have a good idea that needs to be discussed (see the first article below). Essentially they are suggesting a separate, national, hand counted, paper ballot for President. Any registered voter can vote anywhere on that single race. The immediately apparent advantage is that it will enfranchise voters who may be away from home as they can walk into any polling place on election day, prove they are registered and vote the presidential ballot and that ballot would be counted, by hand, right along with every other ballot gathered at the polls. Of course, a glaring argument against is that this would require a national voter registration data base and states are having trouble just getting it right for themselves without joining all 50 plus the territories together into one. It may be an idea worth discussion and thought though. ...

  • NAtional: Editorial - Alaska editorial: Nation needs a single, presidential paper ballot LINK
  • NAtional: Where’s the Voter Fraud? LINK
  • NAtional: Panel passes electronic voting guidelines, encourages use by states LINK
  • NAtional: Panel wants paper trail for touch-screen voting
    A committee voted to create a national standard that could eliminate paperless electronic voting machines. LINK
  • NAtional: Opinion - Think globally, protect the vote locally LINK
  • NAtional: EAC Approves Voting System Testing & Certification Program Standards LINK
  • NAtional: EAC Releases Findings of Voting Fraud and Voter Intimidation Study LINK
  • NAtional: U.S. board approves testing of e-voting machines
    EAC votes unanimously to approve a manual for testing and certification of e-voting machines LINK
  • NAtional: Remember the Pinto or Why Isn't the Performance of Our Voting Machines as Important as the Performance of Our Blenders LINK
  • NAtional: Agency Toughen Voting Security Program LINK
  • CA: Opinion - New elections czar promises to focus attention on better form of e-voting LINK
  • CA: Riverside County – Supervisor Bets 'A Thousand To One' That His Sequoia Voting Machines Can't Be Hacked! LINK
  • CO: Denver - City elections chief quits LINK
  • CT: Editorial - A TrueVote Vindication LINK
  • CT: Audit finds new optical scan voting machines accurate, reliable LINK
  • FL: Tired Of Being Butt Of Election Jokes, Florida Fights Back LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Dean calls for new election in District 13 race LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - D-13 audit heads to Tallahassee
    Experts to verify that Sarasota County's voting software has been state-certified LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - SP TIMES: Jennings to Ask House for 'Investigation' in FL-13 Race LINK
  • IN: Allen County - Criminal campaign charges LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - Landwehr's opponent contests vote
    Democratic challenger Walt Chappell claims an error or fraud occurred in the election; Rep Brenda Landwehr says there's no validity to the accusations. LINK
  • OH: Fairfield County - Diebold taking blame for invalid election results LINK
  • OH: Washington County - State ousts final elections board official LINK
  • PA: Chester County - Recount will be a test of voting system LINK
  • NJ: Opinion - Ballots obtained by messengers open door for voting fraud LINK
  • TX: Waller County - Waller officials vote to abolish elections office LINK
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