By John Gideon on 11/15/2005, 4:54pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The little town of Bluffton, SC will decide to cease hand tallying their paper ballots after an election today. They have always had a town meeting after the polls close in which the votes are read off and tallied on chalk boards with the audience yelling “tally” after each group of five slash marks is put on the board. Now some feel the town is getting too big and they will go to DREs in the future. ...

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  • PA: Erie County - Provisional ballots under scrutiny http://www.goerie.com/ap...115/ELECTION/511150339\">LINK
  • PA: Cumberland County - County says Rhoades won race (Failure in ES&S software) http://www.cumberlink.co.../11/15/news/news09.txt\">LINK
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  • WA: King County - Challenging the GOP challenge in King County http://seattlepi.nwsourc...248381_election15.html\">LINK
  • WI: Rep. Pocan: Bipartisan Request to Governor for Special Session on Paper Trail Reform Measure http://www.wisdems.org/h...eleaseDetails/i/701319\">LINK
  • AFRICA: Citizens to Check Voter Registration Status At ATMs (Is this in our future?) http://allafrica.com/stories/200511150542.html\">LINK
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