By John Gideon on 4/27/2006, 7:55pm PT  

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

Texas 'ES&S Counties' will probably be using hand counted paper ballots in the run-off elections on May 13. They have already been given permission to use paper ballots by the state. I highly recommended that people interested in the workings of a small voting technology vendor read the article entitled, "Vote of confidence? Firm has low profile" (link below). The article is an expose on MicroVote and worth the time. New York announced their new voting machine standards today. West Virginia announced that out-dated software has been installed on their iVotronics....

  • CA: Nevada County � Train Wreck - County BOS Votes to Allow Random Weapons Checks at Board Meetings. Election Systems Debate Goes On (ES&S) LINK
  • IN: Marion County � Train Wreck - Pike School Board ballots have error (ES&S) LINK
  • NJ: New Jersey Judge Questions Sequoia's Claims LINK
  • NJ: Essex County � Train Wreck - No tally? Essex County missing voting machines (Sequoia) LINK
  • TX and CA: EXCLUSIVE - ES&S MELTDOWN: Texas SoS Office Advises Election Officials to Create 'Emergency Paper Ballots' for Upcoming Elections! LINK
  • TX: Bexar County � Train Wreck - Bexar's early voters to put pen to paper (ES&S) LINK
  • WV: Voting software glitches from same company with Indiana problems (ES&S) LINK
  • NAtional: How Voter-Friendly Are Electronic Voting Machines? LINK
  • NAtional: Voting machines get pass to crash fast LINK
  • NAtional: Vote of confidence? Firm has low profile (Recommended read on MicroVote) LINK
  • NAtional: Oregon's mail voting drawing notice from other states LINK
  • CA: Butte County - Butte voters can test new machines LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Voting-machine maker on defense (Sequoia) LINK
  • IN: Commission expected to approve voting software. Otherwise, any county using MicroVote will be violating election law. LINK
  • IN: New voting laws have many busy preparing for Tuesday's primary LINK
  • IN: Allen County - Who moved my poll? Many voters have surprise in store LINK
  • MA: Swampscott - It's Hyde in election nail-bitter LINK
  • MO: SoS Statement - New Voter ID Requirement Means Seniors' Votes May Not Count LINK
  • NC: Chatham County - Orange's early voting down; Chatham's up LINK
  • NC: Jones County - New machines to greet Jones voters on Tuesday LINK
  • NJ: Monmouth County - Recount confirms Belmar tie; new election scheduled LINK
  • NJ: Passaic County - Defeated trustee sues for new vote LINK
  • NY: New York election board sets machine standards LINK
  • OH: Athens County - New voting machines all tested, ready for Tuesday LINK
  • OH: Miami County - County plans to avoid Election Day delays of past LINK
  • OH: Summit County - New equipment debuting on election day (ES&S) LINK
  • TN: Bedford County - Handicap-accessible voting machines purchased (MicroVote) LINK
  • IReland: Renewed pressure to abandon electronic voting LINK
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