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Ballot Crease-Vote Counting Controversy Grows (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Chuck Weber WPEC TV 03 November 2008
Vote counting problems caused by ballot creases prompted a local state representative to ask for a hand count of the absentee ballots in her race.

Creases delay tally of absentee ballots (FL)    Story Here  Archive
JANE MUSGRAVE Palm Beach Post 31 October 2008
In the latest Palm Beach County election mix-up, it appears that high-speed tabulators aren't properly reading some absentee ballots because of the crease that was created when they were folded to put in mailing envelopes.

Provisional ballot request has pitfalls, say watchdogs (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Courier Post Online. November 2, 2008. By MICHAEL RISPOLI
TRENTON — A third of New Jersey's counties are asking newly registered voters to cast provisional ballots on Election Day, a fallback option the state and counties call risk-free that has election watchdogs worried eligible voters may be left out.

'Daily Voting News' For November 02, 2008    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For November 03, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Today's voting could set a record (NC)    Story Here  Archive
DAVID NIVENS The High Point Enterprise 01 November 2008

Despite renewed complaints Friday of problems with touch-screen voting machines, Gilbert again said no voter has lost a vote because of machine problems. Lindley reported that three more voters told Guilford County GOP Chairman Bill Wright that machines switched presidential votes at Pleasant Garden Town Hall and Friendly Center in Greensboro. With help, voters corrected their ballots. The elections board declined Oct. 24 to calibrate every machine every day as Wright suggested.



'Daily Voting News' For November 01, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

'Daily Voting News' For November 01, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Palm Beach Co. Ballot Creases Cause Chad-Like Blunders (FL)    Story Here  Archive
WPBF-TV 02 November 2008
Creases in absentee ballots are the latest headaches to roll into the Palm Beach County tabulation center since the hanging chads posed a problem eight years ago. Ballots folded in half when they were mailed are giving high-speed tabulators some trouble.

Computer glitch leaves Atlanta voters waiting (GA)    Story Here  Archive
MARCUS K. GARNER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 30 October 2008
Around 7:30 p.m., four of the five terminals connecting the Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 Martin Luther King Drive S.W., to the Secretary of State’s voter database went down, Fulton County election chief Dwight Brower said. The computers are used to verify voter registration.

State Rep Advises Voters to Check Ballot Twice (TX)    Story Here  Archive
KBMT News 31 October 2008
Rep. Deshotel tells KBMT 12 news he had an issue at the poll as he cast his ballot. Deshotel says he voted for each candidate individually and noticed that after he made his ion his vote for Barack Obama had changed to John McCain.

Long line snaps in spat over vote (SC)    Story Here  Archive
GoUpstate.com. October 31, 2008. By Jason Spencer
Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairman Rick Beltram, taking the role of a poll watcher, challenged the vote of 74-year-old Fannie Rogers because he didn't believe her signature matched what was on her credentials. This upset the actual poll worker — the person who checks in a voter — and soon Ruby Rice, president of the Spartanburg NAACP branch, was involved.

'Daily Voting News' For October 31, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

Blind voter denied ballot, voting help (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Deb Kelly Tribune-Star 31 October 2008

A Terre Haute man says he is being discriminated against at satellite voting locations because of a disability, and according to federal disability law, he may be right. Steve Tschida, 50, is blind, and needs assistance to vote. State law allows a voter with disabilities to designate a person to assist the voter in voting at an election. The law states that it applies to each precinct location as well as to absentee voting, but the law is not clear as to whether the law applies to satellite voting locations.



500 Duval County Ballots Rejected So Far (FL)    Story Here  Archive
News4Jax.com. October 31, 2008
Election officials scrutinizing absentee ballots in Duval County have rejected more than 500 ballots out of the 1,600 questionable ballots examined so far. Most of those were rejected because they lack signatures or the signatures don't match the voter's signature on file.

'Daily Voting News' For October 31, 2008 - Evening Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

New Wrinkle.. That is, Crease.. in Tabulating Votes (FL)    Story Here  Archive
Chuck Weber WPEC TV 31 October 2008
The election isn't until Tuesday, but already there is a vote counting problem in Palm Beach County. Some absentee ballots are apparently being kicked out of counting machines because of creases.

Federal judge rails at Secretary of State Coffman to stop purges (CO)    Story Here  Archive
The Colorado Independent. October 31, 2008. By Naomi Zeveloff
The Advancement Project, a voter protection organization, filed suitagainst Coffman late last week for canceling as many 30,000 voters within 90 days of the federal election, a breach of the National Voter Registration Act. Coffman’s office settled with the Advancement Project late Wednesday evening, agreeing to let purged individuals vote by provisional ballot. But he has removed an additional 146 voters from the rolls since then.

Blunder at polls casts doubt on school bond (TX)    Story Here  Archive
T.J. Aulds The Galveston County Daily News 30 October 2008
More than 100 voters in Santa Fe may have voted on the wrong ballot during the initial days of early voting. The mistake could call into question the validity of the outcome of the local school district’s $65 million bond proposals.

'Daily Voting News' For October 30, 2008 - Morning Edition    Story Here
John Gideon
A collection of articles from local and national media that cover voting issues

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