By John Gideon on 5/2/2006, 5:03pm PT  

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

Today's primary election in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana is expected to attract about 10,000 voters to the polls to choose major party nominees for November's general election. With the primary expected to cost the county more than $130,000, that is about $13 per voter. ES&S has missed another deadline, this time in Arkansas, which means that absentee ballots will not be sent out to qualified Arkansans on time and as per the state law. A local paper in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania is touting the accessibility of the county's Hart eSlates because they were tested and found to be accessible by 20 deaf or hearing impaired voters. Jefferson Co., Arkansas announced that they would leave their new iVotronic machines in storage and bring out their old lever machines for the May primary and June runoffs. Good news from DC today is that both houses of congress and both sides of the aisle agreed on a deal to renew the Voting Rights Act....

  • AR: Train Wreck - Ark. drafts contingency plan for voting machine problems (Daniels blames ES&S and makes excuses for them at the same time) LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Daniels Says Software Company to Blame for Voting Problems LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Ark. drafts contingency plan for voting machine problems (ES&S) LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Absentee ballots no-shows (ES&S) LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - 14 Arkansas Counties Miss Deadline For Delivering Absentee Ballots (ES&S) LINK
  • AR: Jefferson County � Train Wreck � Touch-Screen Machines Won't Make Election Debut LINK
  • IN: Train Wreck - Service problems, other concerns cloud primary (ES&S and MicroVote) LINK
  • IN: Marion County � Train Wreck - Some problems reported at polls (ES&S) LINK
  • NC: Train Wreck - New voting machines have few problems (Only 5 memory card failures in Wake County and 20 statewide) LINK
  • NC: Wake County � Train Wreck - New voting machines create problems across Triangle (ES&S M-100) LINK
  • OH: Train Wreck - Candidate Requests Extension For Voting Hours LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County � Train Wreck - A judge ordered the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to keep the polling location at Garden Valley Neighborhood House at 7100 Kinsman Ave. open until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (Diebold) LINK
  • OH: Franklin County � Train Wreck - New voting machines cause delayed start in Columbus (ES&S) LINK
  • OH: Franklin County � Train Wreck - Voters Experience Problems at the Polls LINK
  • PA: Train Wreck - Electronic voting hits snag in W.Va.; Pa. officials not worried (ES&S) LINK
  • TX: Tarrant County � Train Wreck - Ballot problems mark 1st day of early voting (Hart) LINK
  • TX: Wichita County � Train Wreck - Delay adding to costs. Outlying county cities may have machines today LINK
  • WV: Train Wreck - Touch Screen Voting Machines Not Ready for Every County LINK
  • WV: Kanawha County � Train Wreck - Carper files complaint over voting machines LINK
  • NAtional: Election "Dirty Tricks" � Business as Usual or Treason at the Ballot Box? LINK
  • NAtional: Congress reaches deal on voting rights law LINK
  • AL: Justice Department sues state over voter database LINK
  • AZ: Sec. of State Office...Misinforms...Radio Listeners About Diebold Hack, Help America Vote Act LINK
  • CA: Alameda County - County elections chief resigns (Elaine Ginnold resigns ROV position to become ROV in Marin County) LINK
  • GA: Opinion - Move slowly on voting machines LINK
  • IN: 5-term congresswoman Carson runs into snag with voter ID law LINK
  • IN: Porter County - County promises smooth election despite obstacles LINK
  • IN: Vanderburgh County - Primary election may draw 10,000 voters today LINK
  • NC: Cumberland County - Few voters use touch-screen machines (ES&S iVotronic) LINK
  • NY: A Mini-Rebellion Averted As Town Transfers Voting Keys LINK
  • OH: Cleveland - Poll Rage? Man Breaks Machine At Polling Location LINK
  • OH: Cleveland - E-Vote Meltdown: Rage Against The Machine! LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Teens pitching in at Franklin County polls LINK
  • OH: Hamilton County � New Vote Machines Popular (optical scan) LINK
  • OH: Montgomery County - Officials forecast smooth Election Day today LINK
  • OH: Summit County - Vote optical scanners seem to be working; test will be final counts (ES&S) LINK
  • PA: Lancaster County - Accessibility of e-voting system tested LINK
  • WV: Ready For Election Day LINK
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