Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
Election day is tomorrow
Well, here we are. Tomorrow is the day we have been building toward. Today much of the news is articles of reassurance from election officials across the nation. They say they are ready. Tomorrow we will see just how ready they are. Our main reporting tomorrow will be on voting machine problems and long lines due to voting machine and voter registration data base problems. No matter how much officials assure their voters that they are ready machines still fail to work, polls open late, votes are flipped, polls run out of paper ballots, e-poll books fail, machines are allotted unfairly, and lines will be long. Wednesday and the rest of the week we will hear about the tabulation and reporting problems. Lost votes from tabulators that were not designed or built to handle the number of votes they are expected to count; ballot printing and programming errors that result in hundreds of lost votes. These and more have been the stories of the past. Can we expect any better for the rest of this week? I hope so but I’m not holding my breath....
- National: Tales from the trenches – More election stories
- National: Why touchscreen voting machines suck
- National: Voting Rights Watch: FL and GA leading states nationally for voter complaints
- National: Researcher teases out truth of election ballots
- National: Opinion - Will your vote count tomorrow?
- National: E-Voting's Biggest Test
The 2008 presidential election could be shaken by flawed electronic voting technology.
- National: Fears of US ballot-box overload trigger citizens' army
- National: Voter Integrity Group Urges Preservation of Unadjusted National Exit Poll
- National: E-voting Groups Are Watching a Handful of States
- National: Ed Felten on E-voting: What Can Go Wrong
- National: A Brief History of Ballots In America
- National: Editorial - Pitfalls at the polls
Congress and the president need to create uniform, national standards for voting procedures and ballots.
- National: Hacking the vote
- National: Make your vote count
It might not, if you're not careful; here's how to avoid many common mistakes on Election Day
- National: E-voting worries linger as Election Day nears
- National: High Turnout May Add to Problems at Polling Places
- National: Protect Your Vote - Avoid Election Machine Errors
- National: Escape from voting machine Hell
- National: The State Of The Ballot Fight In Battleground States
- AZ: Poll monitors set to play vital role
- CA: UCSB Put Finishing Touch on State’s Touch-Screen Voting Machine Ban
- CA: Alameda County - RFID enabling California county to get the vote in quicker
- CA: Los Angeles County - Advocates demand ballots for all
- CO: Adams County - Colorado Voting Machine Removed, Quarantined, After Vote Flips Multiple Times to McCain
- CO: Arapahoe agrees to have paper ballots close by
- CT: Voter Registration Sets Record; Record Balloting Predicted
- FL: Early voting crushes records
- FL: Florida Democrats file lawsuit against GOP
- FL: Can Florida Avoid Election Chaos?
- FL: Hundreds of poll watchers to fan out at voting sites
- GA: Lawyers across state plan to keep their eyes on voting procedures
U.S. attorney, FBI will be on lookout for fraud, abuses
- MA: Some towns still swear by hand-counting the ballots
- MN: What happens when your vote is challenged in Minnesota?
- NC: In N. Carolina, 41 percent of voters have already cast ballots
- NE: New ballots aim to avoid butterfly effect
- OH: Officials confident Ohio voters won't see goofs like in '04
- OH: Summit pleased as punch
Election officials finally say goodbye to all-nighters, unveil high-tech ballots counted by computers in 1976
- OH: Editorial - Voting Challenges
- OH: Ohio: Suit Filed for Election Observers, "Dial Up" Provisional Ballots, and a Comment
- OH: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
How is Jennifer Brunner, Ohio's embattled Secretary of State, holding up as the election (and the likely accusations of impropriety) approach?
- PA: Penn students help protect the vote
- PA: Voting disputes can be immediately challenged
- TX: Counties dispute bad election rating
- VA: Federal judge to hear NAACP election lawsuit today
- WV: Carper calls for re-evaluation of voting system
Several voters say machines switched their selections
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