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'Daily Voting News' For May 18, 2009

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 5:02 pm |

In spite of a plethora of reports from experts explaining its inherent insecurity, lack of transparency, and non-auditability, online voting continues to be proposed as a viable method of holding elections. The EAC is holding a public hearing tomorrow ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 16, 2009

Monday, 18 May 2009, 12:17 pm |

Today I'd like to introduce you to the two men who leapt forward to assist me (Ellen) in continuing Daily Voting News on an interim basis while we work on getting a permanent plan in place: John Washburn and Dave Klein. Their brief bios, which they wrote, ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 14, 2009

Friday, 15 May 2009, 4:21 pm |

Today we have post-election reports from Connecticut on the accuracy of the optical scanners. There's an interesting contrast of voting methods between Canada (voting on paper ballots) and India (hauling e-voting machines up the Himalayas). ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 13, 2009

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 2:45 pm |

Concerns about military and overseas voters headline the national voting news. Senator Schumer held a hearing to discuss a report showing that, in 2008, nearly one-fourth of the absentee ballots requested by these voters (1) were undeliverable, (2) weren’t ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 09-11, 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 3:39 pm |

Government-issued photo ID requirements for voters have passed in some states and are being debated in several others (SC, TX, and WI in today’s articles). The debate centers on ensuring that only eligible voters can vote (pro), vs. concerns about ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' for May 07, 2009

Friday, 8 May 2009, 3:20 pm |

Riverside County, California public servants want to introduce a ballot issue to ask voters their opinion of electronic voting. But the watchdog group Save R Votes thinks it’s a waste of money. “"We don't doubt that people like electronic voting, ... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 05, 2009

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 11:34 am |

Congratulations to the Florida activists who succeeded in killing a really bad bill! The debate on the Voting Rights Act and photo ID continues. Happy Cinco de Mayo.... More >>

'Daily Voting News' For May 04, 2009

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 2:54 pm |

The recent international flavor of the Daily Voting News continues today. India also wrestles with questions of voter ID and accessibility for people with disabilities. In the Philippines, the bidding to select a single vendor for the Election Automation ... More >>

Daily Voting News For May 3, 2009

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 1:45 pm |

Mixed emotions accompanied the release of the first post-Gideon DVN - happiness to see John's important work taking some tentative new steps, sadness that he isn't here to do it. There also comes a profound realization of how much more went into ... More >>

Daily Voting News For May 2, 2009

Monday, 4 May 2009, 8:58 am |

We are thankful for the opportunity to honor the work of John Gideon by continuing the Daily Voting News. We appreciate the encouragement expressed and patience during this transition under trying times. Because multiple days are covered in this issue ... More >>

The EAC Need Not Continue Violating Federal Law

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 2:40 pm |

The EAC Need Not Continue Violating Federal Law by John Gideon and Ellen Theisen . January 5, 2008 More >>

Vendors are Undermining Structure of US Elections

Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 12:57 am |

“As we approach the 2008 general election, the structure of elections in the United States — once reliant on local representatives accountable to the public — has become almost wholly dependent on large corporations, which are not accountable to ... More >>

Santa Cruz Chooses Promises Over Evidence

Thursday, 20 October 2005, 3:58 pm |

19 October 2005 - The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors agreed yesterday to allow the County Clerk, Gail Pellerin, to enter into a contract with Sequoia Voting Systems, a recently purchased subsidiary of Smartmatic, Inc. which is a Florida-registered, ... More >>

Touchscreens Increase Annual Election Costs by 40%

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 10:59 am |

Touchscreen Voting Increases Annual Election Costs by 40% In February of 2005, Dr. Rosemarie Myerson completed a study ( ) of annual expenditures of the election departments of two Florida counties. The ... More >>

Hart InterCivic/Kodak Voting Scanner User Warning

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 10:57 am |

Voting System: Hart InterCivic Ballot Now, using Kodak i800 Series Scanner Problems Found by Election Officials: During a hand recount of ballots counted in Yakima County, Washington, it was discovered that 24 properly marked ballots had been counted as ... More >>

Lever Machines Don’t Have To Be Replaced – EAC

Monday, 29 August 2005, 4:08 pm |

Since the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) was signed into law by the President, statements have been made by Secretaries of State, state elections officials, national organizations, and voting machine vendors all saying the same thing: “HAVA mandates ... More >>

VotersUnite: A New EAC Advisory And What It Means

Friday, 22 July 2005, 3:17 pm |

It is clear from this advisory that the 2002 Voluntary Voting Systems Standards are the only standards recognized by the EAC. Nowhere are the 1990 standards even mentioned. Yet almost all presently NASED qualified voting systems, including most of those ... More >>

Corporate Control Of The Election Process

Friday, 17 June 2005, 12:03 am |

Those who hold the sacred trust of overseeing the election procedures and voting systems in this country are an alphabet-soup of organizations. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS); the National Association of State Elections Directors ... More >>

Ellen Theisen: Is HAVA Being Abused? (Part II)

Thursday, 2 June 2005, 2:50 pm |

In spite of the federal government's repeated failures to meet statutory deadlines imposed by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the U.S. Department of Justice has declared that the States must meet their HAVA deadlines, even without the HAVA-mandated ... More >>

John Gideon & Ellen Theisen: Is HAVA Being Abused?

Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 2:44 pm |

Is HAVA Being Abused? The 1990 Voting System Standards are Certainly Outdated. Are They Illegal, Too? by John Gideon and Ellen Theisen More >>





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