By John Gideon on 10/19/2006, 5:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Utah has announced a change in election rules that will require a minimum audit of 1% machines in each county. A 3% audit will be done for congressional races and 5% for smaller elections. These are minimum requirements. This is a good first, baby-step now the state needs to make an adult step to a meaningful audit. / Officials in Chicago and Cook Co Illinois are already predicting a meltdown. While the Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group blamed any mistakes on poll workers (no surprise there) even experienced elections officials had problems with the Sequoia HAAT. / Denver Colorado will be doing a 5% audit of their machines. / Here we go again. Early voting in Arkansas begins next Monday. At least one county has still to receive their PEBs and paper ballots. Maybe Saturday. I wonder if they do any L&A testing at all? ...

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  • AR: St. Francis County - PEBs expected this week; early voting begins Monday LINK
  • CA: Secretary of State's Race Not Exactly a Vote Machine LINK
  • CA: Orange County - AG: Voter warning linked to GOP campaign LINK
  • CO: Denver Election Commission Tests Voting Machines LINK
  • CO: San Miguel County - Rock the vote — question the machine LINK
  • FL: Opinion - VOTING: Creative thinking LINK
  • ID: Idaho weighs ‘Vote By Mail’ system LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - New election judges learning to work through the glitches LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Voting glitches feared on Nov. 7 LINK
  • IL: Chicago/Cook County - Chicago Tribune Front Page: 'Voting Glitches Feared on Nov. 7' LINK
  • IN: Editorial - IDs and voter confidence. Political parties are bitterly divided on an issue it behooves them to work together on. LINK
  • IN: Ruling on Indiana voter ID law unlikely before election LINK
  • MO: Woman ‘star’ of voter ID fight. Suit resulted in court’s rejection of law. LINK
  • NC: Citizen Press Revolution: A Thorough, Disturbing Follow-Up on Electronic Voting LINK
  • NC: Polk County - Polk loses 2,098 voters after purge of voter rolls LINK
  • NM: Some voting machines will speak Navajo this election LINK
  • NM: Dona Ana County - 1st test for new voting system LINK
  • OH: Ohio Lawsuit to Reinstate hundreds of thousands of Purged Democratic Voters to be Filed Fri. or Monday LINK
  • OH: Athens County - OU prof applauds new machines that will let him vote unassisted LINK
  • PA: Experts warn of foul-ups with new voting machines. U.S. has spent billions to overhaul elections LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Do Bucks Votes Count? LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - County will pay $180,000 for voting TV ads LINK
  • TN: Voters advised of incomplete ballot amendment LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - Problems on first day of early voting in Shelby County LINK
  • TN: Shelby County - The Watchdog Gets Answers About Shelby Election Glitches LINK
  • TX: Montgomery County seeks bilingual election interpreters LINK
  • UT: Audits to ensure all votes are counted LINK
  • UT: Counties to compare 1 percent of electronic ballots with paper LINK
  • WA: Snohomish County - Interest in races should help turnout in election LINK
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