'Daily Voting News' For April 22, 2008
What is wrong with election officials in Pennsylvania? They knew that voter turnout was going to set records today yet many precincts only have two machines. Two machines equal long lines and voters turning around and going home. On top of that there were wide-spread machine failures. And, on top of that, in areas like Philadelphia officials will not allow voters to use a paper ballot unless both machines are out-of-service and then, the paper ballot is a provisional ballot that may or may not ever be counted. At the same time that voters are reporting problems to the local news blogs and the voting assistance groups, local officials were telling the broadcast media that there were very few problems and they were all expected (normal). In fact the problems were numerous enough to warrant VoterAction to go to court in an attempt to keep the polls open for two extra hours. That attempt was denied.
NAtiona: The BRAD BLOG [And VotersUnite] Invited to Address U.S. Election Assistance Commission...
NAtional: Lawyers' Committee Releases Interim Protection 2008 Primary Report
NAtional: Are E-Voting Paper Trails A Bad Idea?
from the depends-on-your-point-of-view dept
AZ: Pima County - Who Checks The Vote Counters?
AZ: Pima County - State law backs Dems' request for election databases
CA: Foundation to honor secretary of state for actions regarding voting machines
CO: Mock election to test statewide voter registration
Boulder County testing election system
CO: Mock election will test if SCORE rides smoothly
New voter registration system will be used in Aug. primaries
CO: Dry run for new voter database
CT: State Officials Asked To Probe Flaws In Voter Lists
IN: Marion County - Preparing for Indiana's May primary election
IN: Shelby County - Ballot back in proper order
MT: E-Vote: $800,000 in Grants Awarded to Montana County Election Offices
NY: Storage sought for new machines
ELECTRONIC VOTING: Counties need secure, climate-controlled site
OH: Cuyahoga County - High-cost elections stun cities, schools Some increases are more than tenfold
PA: Pennsylvania Primary: Polling Place, E-Voting Problem Wire...
PA: Voter Story: Battling Administrative Incompetence And Technical Failure At The Polls
PA: Reports of disenfranchised and uncertain voters
PA: Heavy Turnout In Pa.
PA: Obama camp charging voting problems in PA
PA: Election Protection in Full Swing in Pennsylvania
PA: Voting Problems In Pennsylvania?
PA: Breaking: Voter Group Requests Extended Poll Hours
PA: Poll problems: The case to extend hours
PA: Judge: Polls Will Close As Scheduled
PA: Allegheny County - Early Polling Issue Reported In Green Tree
PA: Bucks County - Downed voting machines caused delays in Falls
PA: Centre County - Update: Voting brisk in county, at HUB
PA: Monroe County - Changes should eliminate long lines, lengthy waits for voters
PA: Northampton County - Polls open for Pennsylvania primary
PA: Northampton County - Palmer Twp. voter reports ballot confusion
PA: Philadelphia - Court Appointed Machine Inspector Denied Entrance to Poll
PA: Westmoreland County - Election workers brace for onslaught
TN: It’s time to ensure every vote is counted
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