By John Gideon on 6/14/2007, 6:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

Concerned about overseas and military voters? According to the Military Times:

Continued problems and the high cost of fixing them make it unlikely service members outside the U.S. will be voting by electronic ballot in 2008, according to a new congressional report. The Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, says it is already too late for the Defense Department to resolve issues that have stymied electronic voting before the 2008 election. The report also says that without some guidance from the Election Assistance Commission, which has been busy with other projects — including problems with electronic voting machines — electronic voting may not be available to service members abroad in time for the 2010 elections either, as mandated by Congress in last year’s defense authorization bill.

That story, and today's other notable voting news, all linked below...

  • NAtional: Ciber is denied testing approval
    Greenwood Village firm's Alabama lab applied to check voting machines for compliance LINK
  • NAtional: Groups Join on Press Conference Call to Warn That New Senate Bill Would Dismantle States Rights and Legalize Disenfranch LINK
  • NAtional: State's vote machine testers flunk
    CIBER bid for certification rejected by Election Assistance Commission, further delaying efforts LINK
  • NAtional: GAO: Electronic voting stuck in slow lane LINK
  • NAtional: Criticism grows as House e-vote debate delayed
    Co-sponsor Kucinich withdraws support for bill that mandates paper trail LINK
  • CT: The future is here: optical scan voting machines on display at Senior Center LINK
  • FL: South Florida Will Revert To Paper Voting Ballots LINK
  • FL: Fl-13 - House Task Force Plans Vote On Sarasota Voting Dispute
    Investigation Surrounds 'Flawed' Voting Machines LINK
  • FL: FL-13 - Congress wants answers quickly in Florida election dispute LINK
  • GA: Ga. election board says move forward with voter ID LINK
  • IL: Kane County - New machines should ease election-day lines LINK
  • IL: Kane County - Budget set for eSlates LINK
  • PA: Fayette County - Fayette addresses poll worker shortage LINK
  • TX: Perry picks top aide as secretary of state
    Phil Wilson, former Gramm man, has focused on economic development. LINK
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