Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Another good reason that a mail-in primary do-over cannot happen in Florida? It is against the law. State law only allows referendums to be on a mail ballots and doesn’t allow for candidates to be named on ballots via stamp and carrier. An executive order or a law change would be needed to allow the presidential primary to be recast.
On top of today’s Mississippi primary we also had a special election for Indiana’s 7th CD and municipal elections in Florida.
Today the Iowa senate approved a bill (47-1) that will change the state to a paper ballot and op-scan state from one that had a mix of optical-scan and DRE counties. The bill now goes to the House where it is expected to pass. ...
- CO: Elections 2008: Colorado's Unending Secrecy regarding Voter Registration
- FL: 'Mashed Into Bits': Florida Touch-Screen Voting Machines - 28,000 of them - to be Crushed, Recycled, Repurposed...
- FL: Southwest Florida elections supervisor skeptical of mail-in redo
- FL: Deadline To Decide On Revote Urgent
- FL: Florida Democrats mull primary vote by mail
- FL: Dems wonder what to do about Florida
- FL: Changing voting machines is an expensive reality
- FL: Host of factors affect possible new primary in Florida
- FL: Hillsborough County - Plug Is Pulled On Touch Voting
- FL: Indian River County might not be ready for do-over
- FL: Palm Beach County - Palm Beach County touch-screen voting machines get final use today in 19 municipal elections
- FL: Palm Beach County - Election going smoothly so far, supervisor says
- IA: Culver wants a tighter rein on purchase of voting gear
- IA: Counties: State voting machine plan doesn't measure up
- IA: Senate approves new statewide voting system
- IN: Today's election day in the 7th District
- IN: Polls close for 7th district voting
- LA: East Baton Rouge Parish - Computer glitches slow EBR returns
- MN: Instant-runoff voting in Minneapolis unlikely in 2009
The election director doubts the city will have the proper equipment in place by then.
- MS: Your vote counts
- MS: Voting problems reported in Madison Co.
- NJ: Voting machine errors spur independent analysis
- OH: Almost 90,000 Ohio votes didn't count
- OH: Editorial - Brunner should listen to voters
- OK: Oklahoma House passes voter identification bill in party-line vote
- PA: Opinion - Good staff is key to a smooth election day
- TX: Fight for Texas delegates won't end anytime soon
Close count could shift either way before long
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