By John Gideon on 8/10/2006, 5:04pm PT  

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

In St Louis Co. Missouri some voters found the ES&S iVotronic touch-screens too sensitive. For machines not calibrated properly, all it took to enter a vote was an accidental graze of the palm over a candidate's name. In other places in the county, voters complained it was too easy for others to spy on how they were voting. / What is the message when county election officials encourage voters to vote absentee so they don't have to use the machines? / Arizona is proposing giving one lucky voter in November a $1M prize in a voter lottery scheme / Bruce McDannold appears to have violated confidentiality agreements in his quest to smear Vote-PAD and damage it's ability to be used in California elections / Indiana is now finding a large number of mistakes in their voting roll purges. ...

  • NAtional: Some Statewide Databases Lacking In Privacy Safeguards LINK
  • AR: Carroll County - Baker lawsuit to overturn election is in judge's hands LINK
  • AZ: Another View: Voter lottery just crazy enough to work LINK
  • AZ: Brennan Center Commends Pima Co. For Implementing Security Procedures For Electronic Voting LINK
  • CA: SoS Office Engaged In Smear Campaign Against Vote-PAD LINK
  • CA: San Diego County – Columnist - Lawsuit over Bilbray win a political stunt LINK
  • CO: La Plata County - Colgan widens margin of victory. County clerk says nothing was sinister in seal mishap LINK
  • CO: Mesa County - Count still a matter of time LINK
  • CO: Summit County - New voting machines put to test (Hart eSlate) LINK
  • IN: Boone County - Voting errors won't recur, says machine company official (VTI) LINK
  • IN: Mistakes Being Found in Purged Voter Rolls LINK
  • MI: Good results with new voting machines. Few problems turn up with Michigan's latest equipment. LINK
  • MI: Berrien County - Computer glitch slows tally of votes in Berrien County. Officials create spreadsheet to finish the count LINK
  • MI: St. Clair County - Few voters attempt to use new machines LINK
  • MO: Printers cast doubt on voting machines. The county clerk says printers jammed on Tuesday and that she questions future accuracy. LINK
  • MO: Boone County - Digital voting a hit, with one ominous glitch ‘Paper trail’ lost for some ballots. LINK
  • MO: Kansas City - Election Official: Lack Of Training Caused Delay LINK
  • MO: Kansas City - Election workers faulted. They are part of the reason for troubles with voting Tuesday, Kansas City’s Democratic election director says. LINK
  • MO: St. Louis County - St. Louis the winner in counting votes LINK
  • NC: Boards seek ways to fund GOP primary LINK
  • NY: The Voting Rights Act redux LINK
  • OH: Activists: Advisory proves Blackwell suppressing vote LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Cuyahoga commissioners back absentee voting LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Absentee Voting Encouraged To Bypass Electronic Voting LINK
  • SC: Cherokee County - Election mistake causes confusion LINK
  • TN: Anderson County - Candidates may challenge losses LINK
  • TN: Sullivan County - Sullivan election officials dispel rumors LINK
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