By John Gideon on 2/22/2006, 5:08pm PT  

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

From Alabama comes a report that ES&S had an internal communications problem and they provide the optical scan machines used in Belforest in their elections. "The company delivered "data packs" --- the electronic devices in which the voters' selections are stored --- programmed for absentee voting, causing the two machines to reject the ballots, Johns said. The situation did not affect the voting, as voters filled out their ballots and slipped them in an emergency bin used for occasions such as this one, he said." Imagine if that had been DREs instead of optical-scan. Just why is there an IrDA port on those Diebold machines? Just a reminder, that this will be the last Daily Voting News until next Tuesday evening. I will be off line until then. Have a great weekend....

  • NAtional: Why do Diebold's Touch-Screen Voting Machines Have Built-In Wireless Infrared Data Transfer Ports? LINK
  • NAtional: The Politics of Honest Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Election Reforms May Be Missing in 2006 Midterm LINK
  • AL: Baldwin County - Belforest area votes for zoning LINK
  • CA: Voter Action Expresses Dissatisfaction with California's Conditional Certification of Diebold LINK
  • CA: Man Pleads Not Guilty in Voting Device Case LINK
  • CA: Butte County – Funding To Be Sought For Touch-Screen Voting Devices LINK
  • CA: San Joaquin County - Diebold voting devices OK to use in SJ County LINK
  • CO: Larimer County - No new voting system in Larimer LINK
  • CO: Larimer County - State law could kill vote centers LINK
  • FL: Orange plans touch-screens for early voting. Volusia, Osceola and Seminole elections chiefs say they are still unsure what machines to use. LINK
  • FL: Volusia County - Paper ballots up for council vote LINK
  • FL: Volusia County – Editorial - Elections integrity at risk LINK
  • IL: Rock Island County - Potential for confusion exists in Illinois primary LINK
  • MO: St. Louis - St. Louis among state's first to use touch-screen voting machines LINK
  • MS: Clark: New law means more voting machines for counties LINK
  • MS: Neshoba County - Precinct plan might miss deadline LINK
  • NM: For this election, it's still electronic LINK
  • NY: Editorial - Democracy runs late. New York negligence will cost voters chance for new machines in 2006. LINK
  • NY: NY scraps updating voting machines, now faces scramble to save federal funds at risk after deadline passes LINK
  • NY: Casting his ballot for better access LINK
  • OH: Knox County - Testing under way for county's new voting machines LINK
  • PA: Pennsylvania Counties Beating The Voting Machine Clock LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Onorato favors touch-screen voting (Sequoia Advantage) LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - Onorato settles on an electronic voting machine LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - County hopes to escape election law Catch-22 LINK
  • TN: Hawkins County - Hawkins buying new voting machines for every precinct LINK
  • TX: Angelina County - Gohmert's name accidentally left off first-day voters' ballots LINK
  • TX: Bexar County - Elections boss says bungled ballot stays that way LINK
  • TX: Ft. Bend County - County election has impact on city, school votes LINK
  • UT: Cache County - County changing to electronic voting LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County – Opinion - Mail voting makes sense for Snohomish County LINK
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