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…

The Voting News Daily: NY ballot fraud ring. Hacker makes ATMs spew cash. OR online ‘primary’ 4%turnout

Voting rights lawsuit in Alambama over Bingo machine confiscation…DNA Evidence Sought in NY Absentee Ballot Fraud Case…More Ohio voting by mail means more mistakes…Cryptographers speak of threats, voting, and Blu-R…Oregon Ind Party internet primary ‘electon’ yields only 4% turnout and Ivoting vendor wants Oregon to trade vote by mail for internet voting….Do you think internet…

The Voting News Daily: KS vote flipping. NASS-overseas vote must be recountable! DISCLOSE Fails

NASS resolution – State Election Officials: Recountable Process A Must for Overseas Voters. (internet or email voting does not provide that)…The DISCLOSE Act fails…”MONEY & POLITICS: Aetna, Humana, Other Insurers Mull New Group to Influence November Races”…Candidate reports touchscreen vote flipping in Johnson County Kansas…Michigan Sleuths Find Link Between Dem Party Official and the Ballot-Qualified…

Verified Voting Blog: State Election Officials: Recountable Process a Must for Overseas Voters

Last week, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) adopted a resolution acknowledging both serious security and privacy concerns related to Internet voting and the need for a verifiable, recountable election process. Verified Voting applauds NASS for adopting this official position. Military and overseas voters (also called “UOCAVA voters” after the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) were a major topic at NASS”s summer conference last week in Providence, Rhode Island. States are now working hard to implement a recently enacted amendment to UOCAVA, the Military and Overseas Voter Emplowerment Act of 2009 (MOVE). The MOVE Act’s requirements include delivery of ballots to military and overseas voters 45 days prior to Federal elections and the option for electronic delivery of blank ballots to UOCAVA voters. One of the primary topics at the conference was a policy not required by MOVE: the use of the Internet for the return of completed ballots to election officials. Some states, for example West Virginia and Arizona, are experimenting with various forms of Internet voting, and over 30 states now allow, under varying circumstances, e-mail or fax delivery of voted ballots from UOCAVA voters.

The Voting News Daily: CalTech on voter roll gaps. NY Group – test all scanners. The Hacker advantage

How does your state rate in CalTech report? Hint – Arkansas is worst. “Huge Variation in “Unmailable” Voter Registration Materials”…Colorado SOS Seeks to “Protect” Ballots from Owners’ Inspection…NY groups want outside test of Dominion scanners…Oregon redistricting initiative fails…The Disclose Act in Senate…EAC final versions of 2010 Election Admin & Voting Survey…WV will test internet voting…

The Voting News Daily: Cumberland Co TN lost voting machine and cards. Vote Buying in Perry Co KY

Federal grand jury indicts 4 in Perry Co KY vote buying…Inventory of Cumberland Co TN voting equipment reveals that one voting machine, three card readers and 12 tally cards were missing. They don’t say when that equipment disappeared…A recent FOIA on South Carolina’s absentee ballots raises more questions about the results of the US Sen.…

The Voting News Daily: Judge – Test NY DS-200 voting machines. Wilkinson GA election meltdown.

Denver Co’s ballot tracking system malfunctioned and told 190 voters that their completed mail ballots had been received. The problem? The voters hadn’t even received the ballots in the first place… Wilkinson CO GA’s server crashed and also had memory card problems…Judge Wants New York’s Voting Machines Tested…Where Do (NY’s)Old Voting Machines Go When They…

The Voting News Daily: Montgomery CO PA exempt from election code? New Mexico not so secret ballot

Concerning the issue of internet voting -“Who are you going to believe? Scientists or Vendors?” asks CT Voter…Van Hollen, ‘Corporate Candidate’ Murray Hill Spar Over Political Rights of Businesses… Secret ballot? Not for everybody (in New Mexico)…There’s a Constitutional Amendment Campaign to Undo Citizens United in the works…Are Montgomery County PA voting machines exempt from…

The Voting News Daily: CalTech – little support for internet voting. Aspen’s never ending election integrity war

“Having good elections takes public vigilance, but it shouldn’t become a war.” Mike LaBonte, election integrity activist…A CalTech study of Voter Opinions about Election Reform indicates: “Internet voting and voting-by-mail do not receive a great deal of support from American voters.”…$10,440 in South Carolina vs. $0 in Vermont…8 States with Online Voter Registration All this…

The Voting News Daily: Hackers invade Colorado SOS site. SC Voting machines ‘buggy…exploitable’

Still trust the internet with your votes? Hackers invade Colorado SOS site-“criminals are altering corporate information through the secretary of state’s website and using the falsified data to obtain credit and loans.”…NY Ballot case now seeks DNA…Paper please: “The citizens of South Carolina deserve better than buggy, unstable and exploitable elections.” says Dr.Duncan A Buell…Hearing…

The Voting News Daily: Cancel the Voting Machines? Lost Voters, Lost Votes. MontCo PA blames voters

In “Cancel the Voting Machines?” The Brian Leher show discusses NY voting machine problems…RivCo CA gets more voting machines, keeps registrar…MontCo PA officials blame voters for lost votes…Huffington Post is running internet vote vendor Scytl’s press release as an editorial. The “piece” touts internet voting as getting rid of hanging chads or any other problem.…

The Voting News Daily: Vote or Vice? Internet voting $1.5 B industry. AZ Election evidence disappears

News reports say that internet voting is a $1.5 Billion industry. You didn’t think it was being promoted for the good of voters, did you? Computer scientists say that internet elections are inherently insecure and ballots are non secret…Evidence Discovered Missing from Allegedly ‘Fixed’ AZ Election..Tulare County CA discovers 2,500 ballots not counted…Letter to editor:…

The Voting News Daily: Ohio Vote Center Pilots slash polling places. Ireland e-voting mistake still costs

Didn’t we learn anything from the Garland Co Arkansas fiasco, where polling placesw were cut from 42 to 2? Ohio didn’t: Montgomery, Clinton & Highland counties will drastically cut polling places and use vote centers instead.Montgomery Co. will go from 159 polling places to 4 vote centers. For people who can’t easily get off work,…

The Voting News Daily: Internet voting helps WHO? Groups clever strategy forces India to use paper ballots

Much on internet voting today. Internet security expert Eric Riscorla makes the case “Against internet voting pilots.” Technologist Collin Lynch addresses claims that i-voting is convenient: “It bears mentioning that we have to ask, convenient for whom?” and points out that under-served groups are least likely to have easy access to a PC or internet……

The Voting News Daily: Florida must fix voting system flaws. NY 1 Person No Vote? SC must ditch e-voting

Florida Voters urge Secretary of State to address threats to next month’s elections: 14-17 Counties have defective firmware chip that causes errors in results reports. 16 Counties have problem causing optical scan machines to freeze or shut down…New York -One Person, No Vote?…Time for South Carolina to adopt paper ballots says Eleanor Hare, Assoc Prof…

The Voting News Daily: Fix New York voting machines flaw. Tanner: Why Voter ID won’t fly in Texas

ACLU Intervenes In Georgia Voting Rights Act Challenge…The Progressive Network wants audit of South Carolina election results…New York’s new voting machines could disenfranchise thousands if not fixed. “What’s striking about this problem is that it is easily avoidable. Election jurisdictions are able to control whether the machine ‘warns’ voters, or not.” ~ James Hicks, EVIC……

The Voting News Daily: Unsafe at any cost – Internet voting. Illinois special election a $30M travesty?

Political Barriers to Military Voting…Unsafe at any cost – Internet voting..New York Leveling the playing field for mail-in voting?..Keeping Tax-Subsidized Corporate Money out of Politics…Illinois Special Election A $30 million travesty?..FOI to Riverside County over vote count mess…Illinois special election for Burris seat would cost $30 Million to have winner serve a 4 week term…Internet…