By John Gideon on 6/7/2007, 6:20pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

The Connecticut House has voted 150-1 to follow the unanimous “yes” vote of the Senate to require audits in 10 percent of randomly selected polling districts during state elections starting in 2008. Only 13 states require audits of election results, and most stipulate far less than 10 percent of polling places. Our congratulations go to the voters in the state of Connecticut.

The Sarasota County, Florida Commissioners decided that not only will they follow the mandate from the voters to dump their ES&S iVotronic DREs but also to dump ES&S. One commissioner said, “I’ve lost faith in ES&S entirely”. The county will now turn to Diebold to provide their optical-scan voting system.

Links to those stories, and many other such notable voting news items from today, all follow below...

  • NAtional: Voter Supression? LINK
  • NAtional: Model for the Nation: New Jersey May Do Audits Right (And Other Needed Reforms) LINK
  • NAtional: The American Way of Voting Needs a Major Tune-up: Part Two LINK
  • AZ: Pima County – Opinion - Kimble: Does the RTA vote really add up? LINK
  • CA: Monterey County - Just what does 'No' mean?
    Sides differ on interpretation of election results LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - County's registrar Deborah Seiler says she hopes to win over critics LINK
  • CA: San Diego County - Ballot-machine review could change primary LINK
  • CT: House approves lawmaker employment disclosure, voting audit program LINK
  • CT: New Britain - Voting machines wind up costing city LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota scrubs touch-screen voting LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota backs voting machines with a trail LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County switches vote machines LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota endorses Diebold voting machines LINK
  • MI: Opinion - Sensible path to paper trail LINK
  • MS: Pearl River County - Poll worker training to be held LINK
  • NJ: Report: Disabled voters face challenges LINK
  • NJ: Warren County - Paper-trail voting printer gets a test run in Warren LINK
  • NJ: Warren County Experience with Voter-Verified E-Ballots Bodes Well for State LINK
  • NY: State will continue to use current voting machines LINK
  • TX: Counties look to state for funds
    Texas to reimburse for election LINK
  • UT: Counties hone plan for primary LINK
  • UT: Covering Costs of November Election Still Uncertain LINK
  • WA: Opinion - Election errors must not be repeated LINK
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