The Voting News Daily: Voter roll flaws impact 1 in 10 voters. Voters sue to count 12,563 RivCo ballots

Study of Los Angeles County CA and Florida voter rolls finds 10%+ of voters records had flaws that could prevent voters from casting a ballot..Butler County OH may settle suit w/Premiere over failure that caused 200 votes to go uncounted…Final judgement -ES&S must sell some assets…The USACM Releases Issue Brief on Military and Overseas Internet…

The Voting News Daily: EAC issues advisory on ES&S system. Voter Registration boom in Arizona, Ohio

The Elections Assistance Commission – EAC issues advisory on ES&S Unity & DS200 opscan freeze/shutdowns… Lawsuit in LA County CA.: 37th Dist primary candidate Lee Davis said that her name was omitted from ballots in 300 precincts…Voter Registration in Arizona Explodes…Voter Registration at Ohio Public Assistance Agencies Skyrocket… Editors note: Like voting news? Please tell…

The Voting News Daily: US Burgers, Ballots, Bogus Polls. Diebold-ing Brazil. Mexico’s Bullets and ballots

San Joaquin Co California may adopt 100% vote by mail, meanwhile 12,500 mail ballots in Riverside co, in limbo. Assemblyman Brian Nestande introduced AB 2642 to address mail-ballot problems…Indiana online voter reg starts July 1…New York voting machines need simple fix to save 1000s of votes…Supreme Court Reaffirms Ban on Soft Money…Burgers & ballots &…

The Voting News Daily: Suit- NY voting machine flaw risks 1,000s of votes. SC editorials FOR paper ballots

Donna Brazil : “How can we put men on the moon and export democracy abroad, yet still be incapable of administering elections at home with indisputable integrity as to their outcomes? ..It’s time to address this threat to our democracy.”…Lawsuit over New York’s new ballot machines – flawed overvote warning may disenfranchise 1,000s of voters…TX…

The Voting News Daily: The Game of Electoral Fraud. Michigan ends voter purges. Riverside ballot limbo

The ACLU defends the Voting Rights Act in Alabama…Riverside Co CA delays certification of election results..Judge pleads not guilty of Monroe Co KY vote buying scheme…Michigan Agrees To Stop Unlawful Voter-Purge Programs…Mail ballot fraud charged in Passaic Co NJ…For Clean Campaigns: DISCLOSE and Amend…Magaloni,“The Game of Electoral Fraud and the Ousting of Authoritarian Rule”..Kenya launches…

The Voting News Daily: Why can’t I vote at my ATM? South Carolina’s ‘discredited’ voting machines

Connecticut makes a good MOVE, the act to help overseas military vote…NY Senate passes law making voter suppression punishable as a misdemeanor…Texas Co Commissioner pleads in absentee ballot fraud case…The DISCLOSE Act, a major campaign finance reform passes congress…Doe v Reed settled, U.S. Supreme Court Says, Usually, States are Free to Release Names and Addresses…

The Voting News Daily: Audit-Maryland Elections Board ‘sloppy’. Show Me State’s ‘Trust Us Elections’

Linda Lamone has been Maryland’s election chief since 1997. With 13 years of Lamone’s leadership, a state audit has found so many flaws in the elections board’s oversight of local boards & financial management that Lamone will have to file quarterly progress reports with an auditor. The audit report cites “deficiencies”, “lax oversight”, “sloppy” internal…

The Voting News Daily: No tangible record of the vote – DC overseas troops to email voted ‘ballots’

How do you recount electronic ballots? A Boone Co Kentucky Commissioner wants to a recount on the paperless E-Slate machines. To do this “recount”, the vendor would have to be involved and would charge $1,200 a day for each technician…House Action on Disclose Act (Campaign Finance) Bill Likely Thursday…Vendor Consolidation Continues: Dominion Acquires Sequoia..Are runoffs…

The Voting News Daily: SC invisible ballots. Canadian E-vote firm buys Sequoia. ‘What IS my ballot, really?’

Invisible ballots – Voting Without A Net In South Carolina -Alvin Greene’s Controversial Senate Primary Upset Can’t Be Checked Against Records That Don’t Exist…On Heels of Diebold/Premier Purchase, Canadian E-Voting Firm Dominion Also Acquires Sequoia, Lies About Chavez-Ties in Announcement…A boost for Nassau’s fight to keep lever voting machines…Texas vote fraud problem centers on absentee…

The Voting News Daily: South Carolina’s frail election system. VV best practices for overseas vote. India elections – PC or MAC?

VV Comments on Best Practices for Voting Systems Supporting Military and Overseas Voters…Bid to overturn South Carolina election is over. “The issues we raised about the lack of election integrity in South Carolina are real, and they are not going away unless people act. I assure you that I will continue to speak out about…

Verified Voting Blog: Best Practices for Voting Systems Supporting Military and Overseas Voters

Given the current focus on UOCAVA implementation, the NIST draft Information System Security Best Practices for UOCAVA-Supporting Systems (referred to here as the Draft) is a timely and important document. A summary of security standards and guidelines “deemed most applicable for jurisdictions using IT systems to support UOCAVA voting” is indeed necessary at a time…

The Voting News Daily: SC primary results stand. Electronic voting the Cheat Box. NJ perfect election storm

South Carolina: Manning-churian Candidate? Alvin Greene nomination stands..Groups want Riverside officials to count the 12,563 absentee ballots that missed deadline…New Jersey faces a perfect storm – because they STILL haven’t enacted their 2005 paper ballot law…Electronic voting, aka “the cheat box” has been rejected by Netherlands, Ireland, German, Italy… All this and more in today’s…

Verified Voting Blog: Voting results in New Jersey should not be mysterious

Last week in South Carolina, an unknown, unemployed veteran (recently indicted on felony obscenity charges) who did not even campaign, beat a well-financed political veteran in the Democratic Senate primary election. Even the White House called the results “mysterious.” Allegations have been made that South Carolina’s touch-screen computerized voting machines were hacked. It’s a possibility.…

The Voting News Daily: The scramble to save SC election data. Paper, Please! GAO clears ACORN

Verified Voting Calls for Recountable, Auditable Voting Systems Following South Carolina Primary…SC Progressive Network scrambles to preserve voting machine records..Lawmaker: Don’t blame Greene…From the “making things worse” dept: Riverside County CA Sup’s odd “solution” to county’s problem in processing absentee ballots on time? Bring back touchscreen voting machines…Reports of absentee mail ballot fraud in New…

Verified Voting Blog: On the South Carolina Primary – A call for recountable, auditable voting systems

Last week’s surprising outcome in a party primary in South Carolina for United States Senate was accompanied by anecdotal reports of voting problems on election day, and many questions about the accuracy of the vote count. Whether specific reports of irregularities in this election are confirmed, the most important fact about South Carolina’s voting system…

The Voting News Daily: SC Primary ‘This whole election is unbelievable.’ Aspen DA election probe

“…as of Friday “at least 50 of California’s 58 county election offices had more than 1 million ballots that had to be verified before they could be counted.” according to SoS Debra Bowen..10% of Yuma Co AZ absentee ballots rejected…Aspen voters to finally get some answers: DA election probe continues…Cuyahoga taxpayers might get stuck with…

The Voting News Daily: Was SC Dem Primary punked? 20,000 Riverside CA mail ballots wont count

Something fishy about South Carolina US Senate Primary? Experts have already uncovered some ‘curious’ findings in the election data says Rawl’s campaign mgr. Were SC paperless touchscreen machines the problem? Was there a cross over vote? Were 3 candidates “plants”? Or did low info voters elect unknowns?…California voters concerned about vote by mail- 20,000 mail…

The Voting News Daily: Garland Arkansas election fiasco. Ballot error in NJ Primary. Summit OH ballot fail

Garland County Arkansas voters were turned away from the polls Saturday. With only 2 polling places instead of the usual 40, with 76,000 registered voters, a hotly contested primary runoff & other races,officials promised to open an extra polling place on Saturday. The polling place was not opened & voters were turned away..California to vote…

The Voting News Daily: Monroe Co Arkansas impossible election results. Want to Email Your Ballot? Email ballot security

Exclusive: Impossible Election Results in Monroe County, Arkansas Puzzle State, Local Officials…Garland Co Arkansas voters will have 2 polling places instead of 42…Pennsylvania Gov nominates Merenda as Secretary of State…Overseas Voter Foundation’s 2010 Primary Report: Last Chance to Vote States AR, CA, ME, MT, NJ, ND, SC, VA, UT…Citizens United: The Aftermath…Let’s Hear It: Do…

The Voting News Daily: Vote by Mail fallout. Dead Lincoln WV voters NOT dead. Pakistan mulls e-voting

Diebold manipulated numbers – Fraud investigation continues – Voting: Not in question…Dorr MI Township miscount caused by missed maintenance, dirt buildup in scanners…List of Dead Lincoln WV Voters Wrong…Vote by Mail Spreads, But Doesn’t Help All Voters..The hidden zinger in Cal Prop 14..Rio Arriba County NM vote tally problems…Czech Republic “Free beer if you vote”…

The Voting News Daily: SEC charges Diebold with fraud. McAllen voter fraud case falls apart. India election officials panic

Not a big surprise: Diebold Accused by SEC of Fraudulent Accounting. Diebold to Pay $25 Million Penalty..Where Should Election Reformers Target Their Efforts?..California GOP will shift to caucus if open primary passes..Election Merry-go-round Continues..Passaic County NJ elections sec charged in $384K ballot postage theft..Mahoning Co OH may cut 40-100 polling places..Hinds TN voting machine probs..McAllen…

The Voting News Daily: Florida law wrongs disabled voters. GAO on AZ, ME public finance. Do-over in Philippines?

Florida has made great strides to improve elections, but sadly barriers to voting remain. Florida enacted HB 131 which harms disabled voters by delaying the replacement of touch screen voting machines until 2016. In spite of some good lawmakers efforts, the Florida legislature failed to clean up election code that disenfranchises many valid voters…Activist bashing:…

The Voting News Daily: WV overseas internet election- 54 votes for 5 counties, cost about $75K

Hale Co Alabama officials worry absentee mail ballot fraud is back…Vote totals were off, Caroll Co Arkansas officials recounted the votes after a power surge that may have skewed the election day results…Allegations of fraud and irregularities fly back and forth in Lucas Co Ohio…York County official says evidence anything with Newberry Twp. voting machines…