Yes. there was a primary in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia today. News was scarce before distribution time so stories on today's election will be listed in tomorrow's Daily Voting News edition.
What a mess Colorado has become. Last year the state lost in court because its previous system for certifying the voting machines used in the state was non-compliant with state law. The court required the state to test all voting systems used in the state and have them all recertified. The state hired test labs and spent a huge chunk of taxpayers’ money to do what they were supposed to have already done. This retesting actually managed to find that systems used in the state were not compliant and they were decertified. That put the counties into panic mode, which rendered the Secretary of State seemingly unable to make any decisions. The governor and the state legislature got involved and they have now signed a just passed law that will allow the Secretary of State to rush to recertify all of the voting systems that were previously decertified. Supposedly all of the problems found by the test labs will be taken care of and suddenly all of the non-compliant systems will be compliant. The counties are now happy and the vendors are happy. What a wonderful world.
That story, and the other notable voting news items today --- other than today's late primary elections related stories --- are all linked below...
- NAtional: Political Realism vs Negotiating with Our Hands
- NAtional: Many States Elect Not to Use Flawed E-Voting Technology
- AZ: To Arizona Voters...a story from inside the process
- CA: Los Angeles County - LA elections chief says flawed 'bubble' votes can't be counted
- CA: Los Angeles County - 94,000 Votes Missing in L.A. County
- CA: San Bernardino County - County to delve into ballots
Verification of provisional votes begins
- CO: Governor signs vote-machine bill; Mesa still in dark
- CO: Voting machines to be recertified in two weeks
- CO: E-Vote: Colorado to Begin Recertification of Voting Machines
- CO: Election bill could be introduced this week
- CO: Mesa County - Primary-vote hurdle: time
Proposed solutions rest in two bills, one of which hasn't been introduced. In one frustrated county, officials ponder letting the state take over.
- CT: Lack Of Privacy A Concern About New Voting Machines
- CT: Use Election Day Registration
- CT: Norwich Residents Allege Mistakes By City Registrars
- FL: Editorial - Touch screens innocent, but already convicted
- FL: CD-13 - House committee votes to end District 13 voting
- FL: GAO D-13: Voters with Secret Decoder Rings Get Votes Counted
- GA: Voters Say Diebold E-Pollbooks Crashed During Primary; Official Says They Didn't
- IA: Opinion - State should pay for new voting machines
- IA: New election requirements up price tag for Floyd Co.
- MD: Voting experience or “I want my VVPAT”
- MD: Area's Primary Voter Turnout Could Break Records
- MD: Anne Arundel County - Election workers prepare for long day as polls open
- MD: Frederick County - Minimal preparation required for primaries
- MD: High voter turnout, few glitches in Prince George’s County
- NJ: Ocean County - Trial ordered in lawsuit against election board
- NM: New Mexico Dems: Still counting after all this time
- NM: Democrats near first cut of provisional caucus ballots
- NY: Erie County - New voting machines on the way
- OH: Editorial - Judge made the right decision for primary
- OH: Ballot restraining order voided
Secretary of state's plan to be heard Wednesday
- TX: Fort Bend County - Polls may not be ready for crowds
- TX: Fort Bend County - Perez Says County Has Too Few Voting Machines For A High-turnout Primary
- TX: Fort Bend County - Perez Wants To Scrap Computer Voting Machines In Favor Of Paper Ballots
- VA: Lines, Lines, Lines
- VA: Virginia's Elections Are Unconstitutional?!?!
- WA: 'Inconsistencies' Reported in Results from Snohomish County, WA's GOP Caucus
- Washington DC: DC leaders hope for big turnout for 'Potomac Primary'
- Washington DC: District Voters Line Up at Polls
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