Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Florida’s primary is essentially over. There will still be some ballots to be counted, but the last election on the state’s DREs is complete. There were some reports of problems scattered around the state. Election officials and the media were pretty successful in minimizing the reports. However, there was one small graf in one article that jumped out at me. The county clerk in Volusia County had announced that they were going to have to recount one early voting precinct because the Diebold Optical-Scan used in that precinct had not counted 4 ballots. They are doing this, according to the report, because Diebold/Premier had sent counties in Florida an advisory that the machines used in those counties may stop with a ballot partially fed through. Those ballots are not being counted when this happens. My first reaction was, “How many other states/counties that use the Diebold AccuVote OS v. 1.94w have gotten this advisory?” This is the same system used in New Hampshire and many other Northeast jurisdictions as well as various counties across the nation. Why don’t vendors of these machines recall them when there is a problem like this? Who should be responsible to ensure the word is put out that there is a problem and ensure the problem is solved? ...
- NAtional: Electronic voting is facing a recall
Officials are switching systems or trying to fix problems, even as they contend with new laws and earlier primaries.
- NAtional: Battle for Election Integrity 'Fought and Won by Activists' Says LATimes in 2,800-Word, 2-Part Series Which Doesn't Bother to Quote a Single One of Them...
- NAtional: What the World Needs Now: Voting method suggestions for archaic America
Not the right to vote, but the ability to vote
- NAtional: Filmmaker examines election fraud, voter suppression
- NAtional: Touch-screen me not
Reformers want change in voting procedures.
- AR: Benton County - Early voting begins; ‘glitch’ doesn’t deter voters
- CA: Appeals court rejects county election challenge
- CA: San Bernardino County - Planes may speed ballots
County seeks to hurry vote tally
- CA: Santa Clara County predicts delays in vote count
- CO: Decertification of machines has clerks looking for answers
- CO: Denver to Use Paper Ballots, Consolidate Polls
- CO: Logan County - Election woes may not affect Logan County
Schneider reassures voters paper ballots work fine
- CO: Mesa County - Residents urged to register for mail-in balloting
- FL: It's the Voters' Fault. The DOG ATE MY BALLOT and Other URBAN LEGENDS!
- FL: Diebold Issues 'Product Advisory' in Florida About Malfunctions with Optical-Scan Voting Systems
- FL: Reports: One out of every three registered voters cast ballots
- FL: Touch screens pass primary test
The much-maligned machines seemed to have few glitches handling the big turnout.
- FL: Editorial - Florida still struggling to get elections right
- FL: Glitches plague voting throughout Orlando area
Ballot mix-ups, heavy turnout keep officials busy
- FL: Broward County - Complaints mar debut of voter check-in system in Broward
- FL: Hillsborough County - Touch screen problems reported in Hillsborough
- FL: Palm Beach County - Defective cartridge slows PBC vote counting
- FL: Palm Beach County - County officials' good day turns into rough night
- FL: Palm Beach County - Once again, reporting of election results is a struggle in Palm Beach County
- FL: Palm Beach County - Anderson criticized for election result delays
- FL: Volusia County - DeLand Approves Two Initiatives
- MA: New machines make voting accessible for everyone
- NH: Hursti Testimony to NH--The $700 Rig: Broken-Link Elections
- OH: Former Ohio SOS Blackwell Asked to Testify on Voter Suppression
- OH: Cuyahoga County - Numbers Game
The County And Aclu Square Off Over The Least Unreliable Method For Counting Votes
- OH: Current machines get vote in Wood County
Election gear now is OK with officials
- TX: Plan to offer paper ballots at early voting sites is rejected
- WI: Commentary: Clean election reputation could not prevent a few touch-screen woes in '06
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