Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
13 days until Election Day.
Today we have more vote switching reports from Tennessee. There are also reports that the “Ballot-On-Demand” printer may be the root of the problems in some Florida counties. It seems that if the blank paper is not put into the printer just exactly right the printer prints the ballot skewed and the OSX tabulator will not read that ballot.
Voters on Hilton Head Island South Carolina were surprised when they reviewed their ES&S iVotronic ballots to find that some races were not shown on the review screen at all. They voted those races but nothing was shown on the review screen. South Carolina seems to have a real problem with doing any pre-election testing to ensure the ballot programming works the way it is supposed to work and when you have ES&S as a vendor that testing is even more important.
69 voters in Sarasota Co Florida received their absentee ballots only to find that the State Senate District 23 race was left off. Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent, whose name appears 8 times on sample ballots, knew about this problem 11 days ago and claims she told members of the elections board about it but they deny knowing any specifics....
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- National: Early voting suggests 2008 may see record turnout, expert says
- National: Personal About Politics: Voter Fraud - Where and By Whom?
- National: Block The Vote
- National: Editorial - National standard for counting dead votes needed
- National: Long Lines, Machine Failures Greet Early Voters, CNN Reporter, in Florida
- National: Early voting starts in 31 states; e-voting snag in W.Va. fixed
- National: Early Voting Sees Reports of Voter Intimidation, Machine Malfunctions
- National: Voting Machines Must be Nationalized
- National: Voting Rights Watch: Report underscores Election Day will be a major test for the U.S. voting system
- National: Green Party Becomes First Political Party to Endorse Election Integrity Pledge
- National: New Voting Systems Could Cause Problems in Swing States
Analysts are concerned about some of the new systems being implemented in key states
- National: Election officials try to ease long voting lines
- CO: Perlmutter wants election monitor in Arapahoe County
- CO: Dems' ballot requests surge in Colorado
- FL: Election Supervisors Association Attorney Advises Okay to Take Voter ID at the Polls
- FL: Scanner Snafu Prompts Machines Removal
- FL: Editorial - Ballot machines a problem
- FL: Is the Legislature to blame for long early voting lines?
A 2005 bill passed by Florida legislators that caps the number of hours polls are open each day may be partly responsible for South Florida's long early voting lines this week.
- FL: Broward County - Privacy Schmivacy
Tell the world how you vote!
- FL: Duval County - Lines, Voting Problems Continue On 2nd Day
- FL: Duval County - Jacksonville's black voters skeptical about ballot
- FL: Duval County officials locate polling problems
Human and mechanical errors are blamed for early voting woes.
- FL: Flagler County - Problems force Flagler to switch to old voting machines
- FL: Leon County - Problems at the polls slow vote casting
- FL: Palm Beach County - Yes, Abramson is the winner
- FL: Another Sarasota County Election Blunder
- GA: Democrats fight Karen Handel to stay on ballot
- GA: Cobb County - Voting lines get longer in metro Atlanta
More polling places to open next week
- HI: Voting System Needs Changing
- IL: DuPage Democrats urge election attorney's ouster
- KS: Election Office ‘under control’
- KY: Whitley citizens express voting concerns
- MD: High Turnout = More Voting Machines
- MI: State to appeal fed order in voter file purge case
- MO: St. Louis County sees record number of registered voters
- NM: Being served?
Advocates question election-night process
- NV: Nev. GOP complains of voter registration policy
- NY: Onondaga County facing lever machine shortage
- OH: Ohio GOP halts voter registration challenges, seeks to negotiate solution
Attorney general to meet with party lawyers today
- OH: Press Release - Voting Rights Groups Warn Prosecutors About Investigating Ohio Voters
- OH: Top Ohio court throws out voter registration claim
- OH: Licking County - Big vote means beefed-up security, extra machines
- OH: Licking County - Election board preparing for Nov. 4 turnout
Greeters needed to help voters; transportation arranged for machines
- PA: Voting controversies revisited
- PA: PA Voting Officials Expect Increase in Military, Overseas Ballots
- PA: Allegheny County - Voting machine audit falls short, group says
- SC: Beaufort County - Machine ballots omit candidates' names
- SC: Beaufort County - ES&S Touch-Screens in SC Omit Candidates, Races on Final Voter Review Screen
- TN: Votes Reportedly Flipping from Repub to Dem in TN!
So NOW Can We Impound These Machines, Take Them Out of Service and Give Every Voter a PAPER BALLOT, Please?!
- TN: Decatur County - Machine Problems Frustrate Early Voters
- TN: Knox County - Voting machine issue confusing to some
- TN: Early voting strong in Shelby County
- TX: Texas: Straight Party Voting Leads To Lost Votes
- TX: Midland County Voter Mystery
- UT: Washington Co. vote underway
- VA: State investigates complaint regarding absentee ballots
- VA: Fairfax County - Massive E-Mail Campaign Freezes Absentee Ballots
- WV: Editorial - Guard Against Voting Problems
- WV: WV voters say machines are switching Dem votes to GOP
- WV: E-voting machines good to go, Ireland says
Voting irregularities have been reported in Putnam, Jackson
- WV: Voters allege e-voting machines switching votes
- WV: Ohio County – Editorial - Ensure Voting Machines Work
- WV: Putnam County - Putnam offers exit survey for early voters
- WV: Putnam commissioner worried about early-voting problems
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