By John Gideon on 8/5/2006, 4:09pm PT  

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

Jan BenDor, a Pittsfield Township Michigan deputy clerk, is so concerned about the Diebold machines used in her township that she filed a formal complaint with the Washtenaw County Election Commission on Monday. Ten percent of machines failed in a recent test, she claimed. She also cited changes Diebold made to the machines, including installing modems, without providing written documentation of the work. "I'm a voice in the wilderness," she admitted, saying that some have accused her of paranoia. "I'm more concerned about normaloia than paranoia. That's when you think everything is OK, no matter what." / Washington Co. Arkansas has decided to put ES&S out the county's ballot programming business. They will buy their own equipment and do the job themselves. / Ohio is holding special elections in 27 counties, including Cuyahoga, on Tuesday....

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  • AZ: Pima County - Touch-screens for disabled voters get nod from county LINK
  • AZ: Pima County - Touch voting machines get OK LINK
  • CT: Connecticut To Use Paper Ballot Voting System LINK
  • GA: No-photo voter list criticized by GOP LINK
  • KS: Sedgwick County - Report: Poll staff needs training LINK
  • MI: Tuesday's election will put optical scan machines to the test LINK
  • MO: Voter IDs challenged in lawsuit LINK
  • OH: Officials worried about rule being tested in special elections LINK
  • TN: Delays in voting, results may recur in November LINK
  • TN: Blount County - Improved voter turnout in Blount County still not great (Hart eSlate) LINK
  • TN: Greene County - Voting Delays Long Ballot, Trial Of New Machines Seen As Causes LINK
  • TN: Hawkins County - Scanning machine would have shortened vote tally delay in Hawkins LINK
  • WI: Federal Department of Justice approves Wisconsin voter rule LINK
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