Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
While activist eyes will be watching Ohio next Tuesday I am going to be watching Texas. The March 4 primary is one week from tomorrow and some Texas counties are just now deciding that turn-out is going to be huge and that they are not prepared. El Paso Co. is leasing 100 voting machines to help. Fort Bend Co is leasing 200 machines from Dent Co. to get them through the primary. Readers will recall that Fort Bend is the county that recently accepted the resignation of their election director because he warned that there would be long lines and he wanted to solve the problem with paper ballots. Now the county is leasing paperless voting machines in hopes of keeping the lines short.
Those stories, and the rest of today's notable voting news, all linked below as usual...
- NAtional: Cyberye—commentary: Problems electronic voting systems aren’t all high-tech, and neither are the solutions
- CO: Lawmakers to introduce paper ballot election bill Tuesday
- CO: Ritter seeks extra cash to cover cost of elections
A Senate bill will detail what a paper-ballot system would look like as well as fund it.
- CO: San Miguel County – Opinion - From the clerk’s office
- FL: Sarasota County – Opinion - Analyzing numbers in D-13 revealing
- NH: Vote Recount Report!! - Optical Scan Machines Violate Federal Law
- NJ: Editorial - Vote of no confidence
- OH: Ohio leads in providing voting access to nursing home residents
- OH: Opinion - Ohio national leader in addressing voting machine concerns
- PA: Bucks County & PA - Ground ZERO for 2008 Election & YOUR Vote!
- TX: El Paso County - More voting machines needed
- TX: Fort Bend County - County Leases Voting Machines In Anticipation of Heavy Primary Voter Turnout
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