By John Gideon on 5/16/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The Florida Voters Coalition (FVC) and the Florida Council of the Blind (FCB) today announced a strategic alliance calling on Florida state and county officials to provide paper ballots for all voters in all elections.

“This is an historic day,” said FVC Co-Founder, Dan McCrea, “when those demanding the security of paper ballots and those demanding HAVA compliant accessibility for voters with disabilities speak with one unified voice. Listen up, state and county officials. No voter should be left behind, especially in the name of equality. That is simply absurd. It’s time to scrap your DREs and replace them with non-tabulating ballot marking devices, providing all voters paper ballots – no exceptions.”

That story, and many more notable voting related articles today, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Editorial - The Unkept Promise on Voting LINK
  • NAtional: The Voter Fraud Fraud LINK
  • NAtional: Voting on Voting LINK
  • CA: San Francisco - SF Ballots May Have to be Hand Counted Come November LINK
  • FL: Florida Voters Coalition and Florida Council of the Blind Announce Strategic Alliance LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota panel chooses scanners, paper ballots LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Citizen panel's advice snubs touch-screen maker LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Worm attacked voter database in notorious Florida district LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County - Sarasota's FL-13 Election 'Slammed' by Viral Worm Attack on First Day of Early Voting LINK
  • FL: Sarasota County – Opinion - Safe advice on voting
    Proposal to rent optical-scan machines makes sense LINK
  • IN: Editorial - Make voting easier
    If the Richmond experiment succeeds, state should allow all counties to adopt it. LINK
  • KY: Scott County - Board: Tallies won't be late after primary LINK
  • NY: Troy - Machines simple to use, voters say
    School board switched to electronic devices after malfunction last year LINK
  • PA: Allegheny County - A quiet day at the polls
    A few problems are reported with voting machines, campaign workers LINK
  • PA: Centre County - Few problems reported with touch-screens LINK
  • PA: Luzerne County - Wrong candidates on ballot in Lake-Lehman school race LINK
  • PA: Mercer County - For credit, students help out at the polls LINK
  • PA: Monroe County - Write-in voting causes most election glitches LINK
  • PA: Northampton County - Voters deserve verifiable electronic votes LINK
  • PA: Schuylkill County - Voter turnout low; tallying goes quickly LINK
  • PA: Westmoreland County - Westmoreland election machines function with barely a hitch LINK
  • TX: Chaos breaks out in Senate over Voter ID bill LINK
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