By John Gideon on 9/10/2007, 5:35pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The 2006 elections cost the tax payers of Cuyahoga Co Ohio $47.86 per voter. Franklin Co paid $16.04 and Hamilton Co paid $21.30 per voter. Part of the cost for Cuyahoga Co is that every election they must spend $800,000 for 6000 new memory cards. The cards from the previous elections have to stay in storage for 22 months. Blackwell sold these systems to the counties based on the fact that they were supposed to be inexpensive and easy to use. He lied.

Meanwhile the state legislature has told SOS Brunner that she will have to wait for two more weeks before they can announce whether they will release the funds she needs to complete a review of the state’s voting systems.

Last Nov. ES&S had a lot of problem with delivering paper ballots for their op-scans and electronic ballots for their voting simulators (DREs) to their customers on time. The excuse? Too much work to do all at one time. Now, St. Francis Co Arkansas wants to do a school election and begin early voting tomorrow. ES&S has delivered no paper or electronic ballots. What’s your excuse this time, ES&S??

Links to those stories, and the other notable voting news today, all below...05

  • NAtional: Sorting Out Election Reform
    Will House Democrats Seize the Opportunity Before Them? LINK
  • NAtional: Ballot is in at vote-count firm: Divestiture wins LINK
  • AR: St. Francis County - Early voting may be delayed again in SFC
    Commission waiting to hear from ES&S LINK
  • CT: New voting machines ready for Tuesday's primary LINK
  • KY: Jefferson County - Upgrading of voing machines begins LINK
  • MD: Opinion - Do we need another federal election overhaul? LINK
  • NV: Heller says verified paper ballots bill too costly LINK
  • OH: Ohio voting machines to be tested before primary
    Brunner to use U.S. funds for dry run LINK
  • OH: Brunner's retesting idea has skeptics
    $1.8 million plan to test voting machines: Savvy or wasteful? LINK
  • OH: GOP-led board puts off Democrat's request for voting machine tests LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County commissioners want presidential primary postponed
    Voting machines source of worry LINK
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