Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Today the Government Accountability Office (GAO) began two weeks of testing 125 voting machines used in Sarasota Co Florida in the CD-13 race a year ago. These are supposed to be the same machines that lost over 18,000 votes. What if they find no problems with the machines? What if they find the machines were the cause?
Marin Co California has admitted that only 17 ballots have been cast in the past two county wide elections on their 130 AutoMark voting machines that they purchased for the use of voters with disabilities. That works out to over $45,500 per ballot. Oklahoma paid $1M to lease a telephone voting system last year. It was used by only 50 voters. Voters with disabilities must be allowed the opportunity to vote in privacy. We cannot go back to the days when they had to ask for someone to mark their ballot for them. However, some common sense has to be added to the mix. Why are states not going low-tech? There are options available.
Those stories, and many more, all linked below...
- NAtional: Voting Machine Mess Can't Just Be Fixed by Congressional Bills
- AR: Faulkner County - Technology, more sites may make for shorter voting lines
- CA: Mail-in ballots shaping plans of campaigns
- CA: Testers for CA Secretary of State Find LA County's ES&S E-Voting System Vulnerable to Hacking, Fraud and Manipulation
- CA: Los Angeles County - L.A. County vote system vulnerable to hackers
- CA: Marin County - $45,588 Per E-Vote for Disabled Voters in Marin County, California
- CA: Marin County - One California county asks to use questionable voting machines anyway
- CT: New Voting Machines Are Put to the Test
- FL: Palm Beach County – Editorial - Seek bids on vote system
- FL: Sarasota County - GAO begins testing machines
- FL: Sarasota County - Feds test voting machines in disputed District 13 election probe
- MA: Worcester - Recount ready to roll
City Hall event could last all day
- MO: Voter ID: Attacking fraud leaves voters as casualties
- MS: Judge holds firm on voter identification
- NY: New Yorkers: Don't buy new machines and dump the old!
- NY: New York won't meet HAVA requirements by presidential primary
- OH: Ohio's Brunner, SOSers File Brief to Supremes Against Indiana Voter ID Law
- VA: Martinsville - City Council: Special election could cost city more
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