'Daily Voting News' For January 10, 2008
It appears that Hart Intercivic has admitted that the optical-scan tabulators certified by the state of Colorado and used in that state show a significant error rate when a ballot has stray marks. This was mentioned, and nearly lost, in an article in today’s Denver Post. The vendor has offered a software upgrade to Colorado and they think that upgrade MAY fix the problem. In the mean time counties across the country may be using these same machines with no knowledge of a problem and no knowledge that Hart is providing an upgrade to one state while ignoring theirs.
NAtional: Alarms Should Go Off Whenever the Discrepancies Between the "Official" Results and the Polls Can't Be Explained
CA: Marin County - Huffman's vote-by-mail bill advances
CA: San Diego County - Voting critics lambaste supervisors
CA: San Diego County - San Diego Voters Confront Board of Supervisors
CA: Ventura County - Is Ventura up to the count?
Voting machines decertified, then recertified with extra security measures
CO: Citizens Call for Coffman to Resign
CO: Coffman: 'I created a lot of confusion'
CO: Editorial - Well, will they work or not?
Confusion over certification of voting machines leaves our heads spinning - and wondering about Coffman's leadership.
CO: Voting machine snafu resolution possible
CO: Coffman Wants More Time, Flexibility To Fix Voting Machines
CO: Larimer County - Clerk urges all mail-in ballot
Larimer County official hopes Legislature will pass election fix
CO: Pueblo County - County voting machines likely to be recertified
IL: Feds to investigate spiraling costs of county election vendor
MD: 2008 Election Judge Training
MS: Federal appeals court sets hearing date in voter-ID lawsuit
MT: Gallatin County won't change voting machines
NH: Bob Koehler - Primary Concerns
NH: Criminal record of Kenneth Hajjar- New England voting machine firm exec
NY: Can you spell DEEP TROUBLE?
NY: Chenango County - County awaits word on HAVA directive
NY: Warren County consolidates voting districts
OH: Fairfield County - Paper ballots to make comeback March 4
Official says electronic voting has raised security concerns
OH: Franklin County - Secretary Of State Investigating Franklin County Board Of Elections
OH: Franklin County - Ohio SoS Announces Investigation of Franklin County Board of Elections (Finally!)
OH: Miami County election officials get pay hikes
OH: Washington County - State removes clamps on local elections office
PA: Crawford County - Officials confident voting machines pose no problems
PA: Mercer County - Elections chief: Voting machines here might not be so vulnerable
PA: Philadelphia - Oh Challenges Voting Irregularities In City Council Election
TN: Ballot paper trail proposal comes late
WV: Some States Find Faults With Voting System
VoterID: High court appears to sides on Voter ID
Justices focus on Indiana law requiring every voter to show identification
VoterID: Justices seem hesitant to toss Indiana's voter ID law
Some on high court appear to search for middle ground on law that is toughest in nation
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