Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Today is a mixed bag of articles. Officials in South Carolina have been told to have the proper amount of emergency paper ballots at the polls for the Democratic primary election this Saturday. It seems that Republicans were forced to vote on any scrap of paper available in Horry Co last Saturday.
The Registrar of Voters of Sacramento Co California, Jill Lavine, has revealed that the county's ES&S M-100 precinct-based optical-scan machines failed “Logic and Accuracy” testing for the Feb 5 primary:
We applaud Lavine and her staff for doing a thorough L&A test and for making the correct decision. One can only wonder as to whom ES&S will blame for this problem.
Meanwhile Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman has changed his mind again and he is now backing the state’s county clerks association which wants vote-by-mail. The governor and legislative leaders today announced legislation that will require all counties to keep poll site voting but do away with the state’s DREs and require paper ballots. It cannot be long before Coffman changes his mind again and announces his support for paper ballots at the polls.
Those stories, and all the other notable voting news today, linked below as usual...
- NAtional: Editorial - Voters don't need photo identification
- NAtional: Report: Touch Screen Ballot Design Can Cause Voter Errors
- NAtional: Columnist - Servatius: The chads are still hanging
America's democracy is flawed at the most fundamental level
- NAtional: Why We Need Democracy Promotion at Home
- AR: Benton County - Democratic poll watchers to be on hand for Feb. 5 vote
- CA: Judge rules against counties in vote count dispute
- CA: Kings County - South Valley Voting Machines Gathering Dust
CA: Monterey County - Panel observes voting process
Elections Department: Group formed to meet state requirement`
- CA: Sacramento County - Long election night likely
Sacramento County machine flaws to delay results
- CA: Sacramento County equipment problems will delay primary election results
- CA: Sacramento County - Voting equipment problems in Sacramento lead to change of plans
- CA: San Diego County - Judge rejects county's election recount challenge
- CA: San Diego County - Hand counting of ballots can increase, judge rules
- CA: San Francisco County - S.F. settles suit with voting machine vendor
- CA: San Francisco County - City may get $3.5M from e-voting company
- CA: Solano County - Election oversight proposal rejected
- CO: Ritter backs paper ballots at polls
- CO: Ritter proposes paper ballot
- CO: Paper Ballots Will Be Used In This Year's Elections
Electronic Voting Equipment Was Disqualified In December
- CO: Ritter: State should use paper, not electronics, to vote
- CO: Federal election official talks about Colorado voting problems
- CO: Garfield County's clerk and recorder says she needs an answer on voting machines
- CO: Weld County - Weld clerk calls Ritter's paper ballot proposal "step back"
- FL: Pinellas County – Editorial - Plan for early voting snubs half the county
- FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota backs off mail-in election A special vote this spring will be done traditionally, just to be on the safe side
- IA: Mauro: Update all of Iowa's voting machines
- MA: Swampscott set to debut new voting machines
- MD: Study Author Pans Scrapping of Maryland's Touch-Screen Voting Machines
- NM: Ballot Busters
Will the state’s election software be reliable?
- NY: Brennan Center to New York State Board of Elections: Don't Even Think About It
- NY: Opinion - Voting machine deadline approaching
County election commissioners face crucial choice by Feb. 8.
- NY: Republican resigns from state elections board
- NY: Illness might delay state's choice of new voting machines
- OH: Brunner's election plan given rebuff
Secretary of state hoping elections officials will compromise on replacing touch screen machines with paper ballots.
- OH: Brunner: Security over cost
Most counties want to stick with touch-screen voting
- OH: Brunner wants officials to compromise
- OH: Ohio’s vote machines lacking controls
- OH: Lake County - Lake officials estimate cost of changing voting equipment
- PA: Editorial - Could online voting be far in the future?
- PA: Lawrence County - County to address voting machine complaints
- PA: Wayne County - Wayne considering leasing machines for April primary
- SC: Legislators call for more paper ballots after Horry Co. primary problems
- SC: Officials working to fix voting machine problems from GOP primary
- SC: Horry County - Staff changes not expected over primary
- SC: Orangeburg County - School election appeal before Supreme Court
- UT: Utah's AccuVOTE Proves to be Safe and Successful
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