The Voting News Daily: Virginia State Election server still down. DC internet vote experiment delayed

13 candidates file for statewide contest for NC appeals court, to be tallied by IRV and counties don’t yet have procedures…TrustTheVote announces that District of Columbia will delay their internet voting experiment that uses overseas troops as guinea pigs. DC has advertised this pilot as “Digital Vote By Mail Service”, but it still is internet…

The Voting News Daily: VA Election Site IT outage. Kathy Dent recount flap. AK’s 11,200 iffy mail ballots

Luther Weeks on Connecticut elections: “State recanvass law inadequate for close elections”…Alaska mail ballots – Over 20,000 Votes Still To Be Counted, 11,200 are ‘question’ ballots…Sarasota FL Election Sup Kathy Dent accused of influencing election in recount…Virginia’s State Board of Elections still affected by IT outage that began last week in a data center run…

The Voting News Daily: AZ, FL, TN vote probs. Harris TX voting equip burned up. EVM expert bailed out

“With less than seven weeks before early voting starts for the general election, the clock is ticking for Tennessee’s election officials’ efforts to get it right.” ~ Tennessean.com..Broward’s Disappearing Ink Before Election Day & Early Voting…MORE Lee Co FL ballot problems…Toast: Harris County Texas’ 10,000 eSlate electronic voting machines…DOD denies 4 states military ballot law…

The Voting News Daily: India’s Electronic Voting Controversy. Suit seeks to void Shelby TN election

Democrats ask court to void Shelby County Tennessee’s August election. Vote-total discrepancies not mere error, suit alleges…On Australia’s national cliffhanger: “It’s not a good sign when the best way out may be a fresh election.”…Verified Voting “On India’s Electronic Voting Controversy”. India’s officials should address the voting machine vulnerabilities rather than punish experts who reveal…

Verified Voting Blog: On India’s Electronic Voting Controversy

For Americans who care about verified elections, recent events in India are resonant.  Verified Voting applauds the advocates, ordinary citizens and technologists who are working for accountable voting in the world’s largest democracy.  We support calls for the government of India  to 1) engage constructively, rather than persecute, technologists who have conducted critical research on Indian voting systems; and 2) take immediate steps toward a verifiable voting process suited to India’s needs.

A bit of background for Americans who have not yet tuned in to the controversy:  India adopted a nationwide system of paperless direct-recording electronic voting machines in 2004.  Early on, some Indian computer security experts pointed to the inherent vulnerability of a purely electronic voting process, and a number of journalists and candidates for office raised concerns.  The machines in India are much simpler than those used in America, but are no less vulnerable to wholesale attacks originating from the voting system vendor, and are prone to a number of serious machine-by-machine “retail” attacks.

The Voting News Daily: Why Pac-Man voting hack matters.FL vote problems. Citizens United aftershocks

Broward FL elections sup Dr. Snipes neglects to tell voters about polling place change…The BRAD BLOG Informs NBC’s Chuck Todd That Ballots Are Not Actually Counted by Humans…Pac-Man for president: Hack highlights e-voting flaws.University researchers remind people that electronic voting machines are still easy to manipulate by loading the venerable Pac-Man video game…’Too close to…

The Voting News Daily: DOJ approves GA voter check system. Rutherford TN election official fired

Brennan Center report: “Voting After You Move: A Guide”…Hawaii cuts 97 polling places..Tennessee mis-fires: The Rutherford TN election chief was fired for not having early voting on 1 Saturday, but has anyone been fired for the Shelby Co fiasco where e-poll books blocked thousands of voters?…Deputies of “Houston Votes” submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registration…

The Voting News Daily: Florida voter alert! After India EVM expert arrest. Dan Rather on voting machines

CTVoter on reforms intended to tweak turnout -“Fighting the last [election]war – Be careful what you ask for!” Florida Voter Alert: 2008 Absentee Voters May Have Problems at Polls…Dan Rather on Chris Matthews today, “Electronic voting machines still alot of problems…”…India electronic voting machine update: The ‘story’ behind Hari Prasad’s arrest and its aftermath News…

The Voting News Daily: India E-voting expert arrested. TN voters deserve answers. Australia Bush v Gore?

CTVoter on India’s arrest of Hari Prasad: “So as governments do to whistle blowers and those who bring uncomfortable facts, they have arrested the Indian member of the research team in an effort to determine the source of the voting machine and to intimidate.”..Sarasota FL voting machine meltdown proves value of paper ballots, no thanks…

The Voting News Daily: Shelby CO TN certifies flawed election. Are election audits worth it? Pac-Man II

Bell, CA may give ballot control to county after investigation into massive corruption and election fraud…CTVoter answers question: “Greenwich Audit: Is it worth $1,200?”…Shelby Co Tennessee election board voted 5-0 to certify flawed election after blaming all problems on a single “human error”. Some lawsuits in the works and TBI is investigating…Moreon impact of Citizens…

The Voting News Daily: Touchscreens recycled as PacMan games.Verified Voting Internet Voting Pt 1

Florida Voters Coalition encourages citizens to observe poll closing procedures…Shelby Co TN blames technician for election fiasco, local DEM party launching own investigation…J. Alex Halderman has found a good use for touchscreen machines – reprogram them as PacMan consoles…Mason County WV to volunteer overseas vote for internet vote experiment…Bo Lipari has Part I of Verified…

The Voting News Daily: Maricopa AZ election protection suit filed. TN and WA election websites crash

Citizens file emergency suit to force Maricopa AZ Elections Dept to follow law…Florida Voters Coalition collecting observations on poll closings nxt Tues…Tennessee State Election website crashed 5 times on election day, delays Dyer Cnty results…Washington election returns crash state computers…1,100 Snohomish Cnty WA voters get ballots within hours to vote..90 yrs ago the 19th amendment…

The Voting News Daily: Waukesha WI clerk keeps vote data on her PC, El Paso CO invites public oversight

A tale of two election offices: “WI’s Waukesha County Clerk to Keep Elections Results on Her Personal Computer Really, really dumb…What part of ‘public official’ and ‘public elections’ to these sorts of folks not get???” ~Brad Friedman…Contrast to this good example: “Coloradans For Voting Integrity Citizen Volunteers Audit Primary Election Ballots in El Paso County,…

The Voting News Daily: MORE Tenn. election fiascos. New Lee FL mail ballot probs. Wallach’s ‘The Wørd’

Tennessee racks up more election failures: 100 Blount County voters were given the wrong ballot. Davidson Cnty vote totals changed when an uncounted voting machine was found. Shelby Co was in news last week when e-poll books wrongly blocked thousands of voters, an investigation is underway…Candidate’s envelopes cause major problems for Lee Cnty Florida voters..18…

The Voting News Daily: Shelby TN investigation Diebolded. Internet voting ‘nothing to deter attacker.’

CTVoter has highlights of Ron Rivest Internet Voting Risks report: “There is nothing to deter attacker – Adv can attack anonymously over the Internet until he succeeds.”…Candidates of Lee Co FL fiasco want do-over…”Hawkins County (TN)election glitch awards a different commissioner”…’Election Day From Hell’ is a poll worker account of Shelby Co TN election…Review of…

The Voting News Daily: Pitkin CO touchscreen woes. Foul play in TN vote? Free Xpress for military ballots

Pitkin CO failure of DREs results in hours of delay and “hand count”…Lee CO FL deserves new election…Precinct mixup in Fulton GA…Not clear how NC will tally 1st statewide IRV judicial contest…VotePA Calls For Withdrawal of Challenges to Candidates…OH SOS announces multi $M settlement with Premier/Diebold, ES&S, DIMS…’Electoral Foul Play or Incompetence’ in Shelby TN…

The Voting News Daily: Feds, TBI called on TN election. FL mail ballot fiasco. ‘3 Idiots’ and India elections

Prof. David Wagner (UC Berkeley)”There is no known way to audit Internet voting. UOCAVA votes might fall ‘under a cloud of suspicion.’”..Lee Co FL Ballot blunder could keep votes from counting; envelope design to blame..Shelby Co asks TBI, FEDS to find out “Did someone intentionally load the wrong poll data onto the electronic poll books?”..David…

The Voting News Daily: TN Election fiasco. Internet voting? ‘Pleash just help me inshert..key in the lock’

Election fiascos pile up in Tennessee, hint at more to come in November…Cali AG Brown sets up voter fraud hotline in Bell CA…Broward Co FL mulls $22M facility but $0 for ada voting equipt…Georgia voter registration rules oppressive…Cuyahoga OH CC told to print bilingual ballots or be sued…Can this be true? Media reports Carroll Cnty…

The Voting News Daily: TN e-poll book blocks 3,000 voters. Rivest-Risks of Internet Voting negate benefits

“I’m sorry you can’t vote,” .Up to 3,000 Shelby Co Tennessee voters were turned away and some were offered provisional ballots…A Victory in Florida For Tighter Cyber Security?…The US is going to help Nigeria conduct its presidential election in 2011…The Oregonian wants the SoS to be “open” to internet voting…What do experts say? “The risks…

The Voting News Daily: SC Voting machine lawsuit heads to court. Target ‘sorry’ political donations offend

NC taxpayers overcharged for election ballots?…Some problems with Michigan polls but state has paper ballots…South Carolina Federal voting machine case clears first hurdle…The Federal Voting Assistance Program has opened a 24X7 call center to assist overseas military voters…Target President and CEO “genuinely sorry” that their political donations offend… All this and more in today’s voting…

The Voting News Daily: 1 in 10 MN mail ballots rejected. DOJ on MOVE Act Waivers, military vote

The Dept of Justice responds to Sen Coryn on MOVE ACT Waivers.” The President of the Overseas Vote Foundation responds to Fox news report on MOVE act…Faith in Technology: Drilling, Driving, and Voting…Mechanics of Atlantic City NJ absentee ballot fraud revealed in investigative report. Defendant admits:”I just have the people bring the ballot to me,…

The Voting News Daily: On Dept of Justice, Military Vote rumors . Sarasota SoE Dent’s anti-audit ‘timeline’

This week McCreary CO KY considers switching to paper ballot optical scanners…Washington SOS explains “The story behind our military voting waiver request” and r/e FOX News story ‘DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military.’ – “Elections officials say it isn’t accurately portraying the Department of Justice or the Federal Voting Assistance…

The Voting News Daily: Beware Absentee Ballots. Judge nixes Sarasota audits. OR online primary hype

Absentee ballot fraud & corruption inquiries in Bell CA., Bladen Co NC, & Troy NY…Atty Bill Risner seeks to depose Iron Mountain over Pima Co AZ election materials…A judge overrules Sarasota voters on election audits that would make sure the tallying machines work correctly…Facts v hype in “The So-Called Online Internet Primary in Oregon” …Election…