By John Gideon on 5/6/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

There are elections in many jurisdictions around the country this week so we will be keeping our eye on the media for any reports of problems.

A report on the recent French e-voting catastrophe opines:

Two types of machines were certified for use in France's election, both of which are of the paperless direct-recording electronic (DRE) variety now notorious (and hopefuly soon-to-be outlawed) in the States: an iVotronic model from American company ES&S, and another model from Dutch company Nedap.

... And follows-up with this:

One of the more controversial of America's exports has managed to unite factions from across France's political spectrum, with the major parties in France's hotly contested presidential election uniting to inform AFP that a "catastrophe" has taken place. No, I'm not talking about the opening of a new McDonald's. The catastrophe in question is an electronic voting catastrophe of the kind that occurred in a number of counties in America during this past November's mid-term elections.

That, and links to other notable Voting News stories --- including problems in Scotland as well --- all follow below...

  • NAtional: Editorial - Trust in Paper LINK
  • CO: Inquiry eyes election worker LINK
  • FL: Charlotte County - Group criticizes county voting machines LINK
  • FL: Lee County – Voting Machines: Replacing the old with the older LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - New voting machine choice is little more than a coin flip LINK
  • MO: East St. Louis - Officer wants review of mayoral election results LINK
  • NJ: Wonder Woman
    Crusading lawyer fights for the underdog (Penny Venetis) LINK
  • NY: Editorial - Troy education board needs to vote anew LINK
  • OH: Cuyahoga County - Hurdles await new elections board LINK
  • PA: Lackawanna County - Write-in candidates stressing voter accuracy LINK
  • TX: Nacogdoches County - So far, early voting is slow LINK
  • France: Electronic Voting Draws Concern LINK
  • France: A French e-voting "catastrophe"
    Paperless direct-recording electronic (DRE) used in several cities LINK
  • Scotland: A night of glitches, rejected ballots, and lost votes LINK
  • Scotland: Election chaos unacceptable, say observers LINK
  • Scotland: Not so much an election as a national humiliation
    Scotland’s voters were treated with arrogance and contempt LINK
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