How can we get a fair and honest election? In the Philippines, citizens worry about paper-ballot fraud; in India, they worry about electronic-voting fraud; in Iran, many question the results of their recent paper-ballot election; in Colorado, the Arapahoe County Clerk extols the virtues of DREs and decries paper ballots. Maybe the way to get a fair and honest election lies not in our technology, but in our transparency.
In 1896 the New York legislature and the courts agreed that to permit an essential step of the electoral process to be within the exclusive control of the State, outside of public view, renders “voting a useless formality as it depends upon the will of the [state] as to who shall hold office, and not upon the vote of the people.”
Could open, public observation of the vote count put election questions to rest?
AZ: Vote registration system is long overdue for reform
CO: Fools rush to paper ballots
(A 10-minute interview with Nancy Doty, the elected Clerk and Recorder in Arapahoe County.)
MN: Compromise key ingredient for election reform
NY: News From Underground: MCM and Andi Novick speak on VOTING in NY ...
NY: New voting machines in Montgomery and Fulton counties
OH: Ohio must stress accountability with bipartisan, nonpartisan election reform
TN: 'Battle of Athens' reference leads to TBI investigation
TN: Law Requires Paper Ballots In Tennessee
TX: Gov. Perry Inserts Typo in Veto Message of Bill About Voter Registration Typos
TX: Rep. Scott Hochberg Responds To Governor's Veto [of bill related to voter registration typos]
WV: WV Vote Flipping Testimonial Video
Afghanistan: Corrupt election campaign unfolds in US-occupied Afghanistan
Albania: Albanian Opposition Socialists Demand Recount In Southern Area
Bulgaria: In Bulgaria, votes go to the highest bidder
Bulgaria: Bulgaria election starts, Turks from Turkey face obstacles
Canada: Venting About Voting
India: Was Election 2009 rigged?
India: Voting machine on the wall, who's the best candidate of all?
(A poem "written" by an EVM.)
India: EC rejects calls to discontinue EVMs
Iran: Clerical Leaders Defy Ayatollah on Iran Election
Iran: Many Iranians unconvinced about poll result - cleric
Japan: Election And Internet In Japan
Mexico: Mexican election draws its 'anulistas'
Mexico: Election looks to favor Mexico's former ruling party
(The null vote was running at about 6.5 percent.)
Philippines: CBCP happy with poll automation development
Philippines: 'Dream' polls promised: Smartmatic vows 100% accuracy, winners in 3 days
Philippines: Poll automation should restore trust in admin
Philippines: Solon: Automation 'tainted' despite TIM-Smartmatic reconciliation
Philippines: 'TIM president ended cool off with Smartmatic to save firm'
(Commission on Elections (Comelec) legal chief Ferdinand Rafanan said the possibility of the two companies engaging in electronic election fraud is remote.)
Philippines: Legal issues caused rift with Smartmatic, says TIM
Philippines: Melo: People want automation
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