By John Gideon on 1/31/2006, 5:17pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org and VoteTrustUSA.Org

Vote-PAD has been accepted for use in Wisconsin after the state got a favorable opinion from the DoJ. California is now looking into contingency plans so they are not caught "with their pants down" if the Diebold interpreted code decision goes against the vendor. (Note: I have been told no decision has been made yet by the ITAs and EAC) The new Hart Intercivic was proven to have 'bugs' in testing in Illinois. New lawsuits are being added to the list in Pennsylvania and support for these lawsuits is growing. Action Alerts are being pointed toward legislation in NM, VA and WA. ...

  • NAtional: Voting Systems Lawsuit Reaches U.S. Supreme Court LINK
  • NAtional: Diebold reports 76 percent decline in fourth-quarter earnings LINK
  • AL: Cherokee County - Changes coming for polling places LINK
  • CA: Bruce McPherson requests voting system contingency plans LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Grassroots groups seeks voting machine changes LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Voting-machine costs may increase LINK
  • IL: Soon you can vote early ... legally LINK
  • IL: State balks at approving Kane voting equipment (Hart Intercivic) LINK
  • IL: DuPage County - Election panel logs $10,000 on FOIA requests LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Some voting machines went unused. Training glitch revealed as county considers buying more machines LINK
  • KY: Caldwell County - County readies new voting machines for May primary LINK
  • LA: Election commissioner classes draw 500 N.O. voters LINK
  • MN: Pennington County - New voting plan approved (AutoMARK) LINK
  • NM: Not Paper Trail, Not Paper Record - Paper Ballot! LINK
  • NY: State already has a system in place that enables disabled people to vote LINK
  • NY: Vote-machine bonanza LINK
  • NY: Rockland County - Rockland trying to sort through election reforms LINK
  • OH: HB 3 Would Make It Harder to Vote, Harder to Ensure Accuracy, Harder to Recount LINK
  • OH: New voting machine requirements create castoff pile LINK
  • OH: Ohio poised to gut election protection LINK
  • OH: Changes in Ohio elections bill LINK
  • OH: Ottawa County - Voting precincts are dwindling LINK
  • PA: Op-Ed/Zogby Poll: Pennsylvanians Want Voter Verified Paper! LINK
  • PA: Counties begin verifying voter information LINK
  • PA: Butler and Cambria Counties - Voters sue officials (Similar suit to the one in Westmoreland County) LINK
  • PA: Cambria and Butler Counties - Lawsuit filed over voting system (Similar suit to the one in Westmoreland County) LINK
  • PA: Chester County - Don't rush new voting system for Primary Day LINK
  • PA: Cumberland County - Wanted: Teens to help on election day LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - New Voting Machines for Luzerne County LINK
  • TX: Attorney General tries to combat voter fraud LINK
  • TX: Grayson County - Elections just around corner LINK
  • UT: State should fund voting education LINK
  • UT: House says 'yea' to voting flexibility LINK
  • VA: Subcommittee Puts The Brakes On Verifiable Elections LINK
  • WA: New Bill Would Close Hole In State Audit LINK
  • WI: Wisconsin Approves the Vote-PAD Assistive Device LINK
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