By John Gideon on 5/30/2006, 5:15pm PT  

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

It seems that officials in Arkansas are headed for the "worst election administration" award for the year. They clearly ignored scores of voters in the primary who went to the polls to vote but found that there was no paper ballots left to vote on so they were sent home without voting. Essentially they were disenfranchised. All of this on the top of a complete failure by ES&S to support their elections. Now, just one week after the state's primary election they are beginning early voting for their run-off elections. Some counties just finished counting from the primary. There has been no time for ballot programming, ballot printing, etc. How could they have ignored the fact that it takes time to get ready for an election? This state has to be at or near the top of any list of the worst states for elections administration. I feel sorry for the local elections officials who are under the gun and have no support from the state or the state's choice of voting machines....

  • AR: Train Wreck - Hendren Examines Election Results LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - New voting machines cause Arkansas woes. One county 4 days late tallying results LINK
  • AR: Train Wreck - Early voting begins ... late LINK
  • AR: Clark County � Train Wreck - Ballot problems delay early voting for run-off elections in Clark Co. LINK
  • AR: Pope County � Train Wreck - Hand-counted ballots bail out new machines LINK
  • NM: Train Wreck - Court Says State Should Have Allowed Recount LINK
  • NAtional: Debating the Bugs of High-Tech Voting LINK
  • NAtional: Editorial - Block the Vote LINK
  • NAtional: League of Women Voters president stepping down LINK
  • NAtional: One Man, One Vote, One Conspiracy Theory LINK
  • NAtional: Washington Post 'Fox News-izes' the Diebold E-Voting Threat to Democracy LINK
  • CA: Bowen Bill To Improve Election Audit Process Clears Senate LINK
  • CA: Alameda County � Election Results Will Be Late In Alameda County LINK
  • CA: Tuolumne County - A new way to vote LINK
  • FL: Editorial - Nothing To Worry About? LINK
  • IA: Lee County - Election workers ready for voting day LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - Could tabulator simplify voting? LINK
  • NC: Forsyth County - State Officials: Forsyth Needs To Hire Elections Director LINK
  • NY: N.Y. lagging in voter access. Most counties to have only one machine for disabled residents. LINK
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