'Daily Voting News' for June 27-29, 2009
Ellen Theisen, Dave Klein, and John Washburn
In Pierce County, WA, indications are that Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) may be a failed experiment. 63% of the voters didn’t like it, the auditor says scrapping it would save the county $600,000. The County Council voted to amend the county charter to repeal the mandate for RCV; the voters will make the final decision in November.
Smartmatic still hasn’t submitted its incorporation papers to the Philippines Comelec, and its local partner, TIM, has pulled out of the joint venture.
Internet voting is now being considered in Canada and Nova Scotia. Is there no end to the wack-a-mole of unobservable ballots? Prove in one place that Internet ballots are an exercise in unjustified trust, and the idea pops up its head in another.
Today's articles about the Voting Rights Act deal with how to minimize future challenges.
National: Can the Voting Rights Act Survive Another Challenge?
National: Fixing the Voting Rights Act
National: Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN
National: Editorial: Register Everybody
National: Record Number of People With Disabilities Voted in 2008 Election
National: Searching for a Reliable Voting System
CA: Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Percentage of Votes by Mail in May 19 Special Election
FL: Florida voter law garners praise
GA: New laws start July 1
GA: Voting Rights Act still relevant to today’s Georgia
IL: Attorneys lay out their arguments in the Rock Island mayoral recount
MN: Pawlenty 'prepared' to certify Franken
NC: Touch Screens High Rate of Unrecorded Votes for President in 2008
NH: Court may finally set N.H. voters free
TN: Voting machines will change again
TX: EDITORIAL: Voter ID bill was bad idea then and now
VA: New laws hit books Wednesday
WA: Instant Runoff Voting too Costly - Pierce County WA Says Ditching Would Save $600,000
Canada: Elections Canada backs online voting
Canada: Online voting could improve dwindling turnout for federal elections: report
India: EC had known the fundamental flaws of EVMs since 2000; not remedied
Iran: Iran starts partial recount of disputed vote
Nova Scotia: Byelection for Dartmouth council seat likely in September
Philippines: Comelec to winning bidder: No papers, no deal
Philippines: Smartmatic’s local partner withdraws
Philippines: Automation in peril as poll partners break up http://www.gmanews.tv/story/166199/Poll-automation-in-peril-as-Smartmatics-Filipino-partner-backs-out
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