In Washington, a bill to allow all military and overseas voters to vote by fax or e-mail cleared cleared its House committee. Connecticut watchdog groups have issued a report on the Bridgeport recount, and Vancouver looks at Internet voting for November municipal elections.
All this and more in today’s Voting News below.
Luther Weeks of CTVotersCount states, “We found evidence suggesting just about every type of counting and calculation error one would imagine from officials who worked extended days and counted under pressure. We also found differences between numbers of ballots cast and numbers of voters checked-in at the polls.” Read More
Allen County residents will still only have one place to vote early this spring, but those options are likely to grow in the fall. Read More
In 1976, Louisiana adopted a non-partisan blanket primary system for both its state and its congressional elections. Read More
Douglas County can clear an unpaid bill of $204.05 from its books.
That was how much the county charged the Minnesota Republican Party for its request for copies of documents during the recount of the Mark Dayton-Tom Emmer race for governor. Read More
There continues to be overwhelming support among North Carolina voters for requiring photo identification to vote, according to a new poll released yesterday by the Civitas Institute. Read More
Secretary of State Ross Miller appointed Scott F. Gilles to serve as Deputy for Elections, replacing Matt Grifin who resigned in December to go into private practice.
Gilles, 34, is an attorney in Reno and senior associate at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster since February, 2006. Read More
A recount of the ballots was conducted in November and when the results came under scrutiny, the case went before Superior Court Judge Lawrence M. Lawson on Dec. 8, who decided there should be a run-off election. Read More
The voters have spoken — again.
Two months after originally casting their ballots in the municipal election, residents broke an Election Day tie by choosing 37-year-old Democrat Owen McCarthy. Read More
A federal judge ordered Hamilton County election officials on Wednesday to count more than 150 disputed ballots in the race for juvenile court judge – more than enough to potentially change the outcome. Read More
Fourteen Summit County residents whose votes weren’t counted in the November election improperly filled out registration cards, but weren’t timely notified of the problem by the elections board. Read More
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Soon-to-be former Chester County Commissioner Carole Aichele will apparently not suffer from lack of company on her commutes between her home in Tredyffrin and her office in Harrisburg after her expected confirmation as secretary of the commonwealth is complete. Read More
A day after Gov.-elect Tom Corbett nominated Chester County Commissioner Carol Aichele to be secretary of the commonwealth, he named her husband general counsel to the state. Read More
Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, defeated Republican challenger Dan Neil on Election Day by 16 votes, and her victory stood after a recount, though the margin fell to 12 votes. Neil since has contested the election, and the matter could be decided by the House.
Neil has said that some of the 51,500 ballots cast were mishandled and that a handful of legal votes were discounted. Read More
“There are some issues I think the court needs to address,” said Chris Freeman, who was an election judge at Valley Creek Elementary School in McKinney. “We had a shortage of equipment. We had software problems.” Read More
Even snowy streets and icy roads couldn’t keep the county from getting down to business, and although two discussion items on the agenda were tabled for the next meeting, the Collin County Commissioners received word that their voting center idea didn’t come to fruition as they hoped. Read More
Elections officials and advocates for the military who want overseas Washingtonians to be able to vote by e-mail were thwarted last year, but now see an easier path to their goal.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards published a request for information notice yesterday seeking public comments to assist the department in issuing guidance concerning the use of electronic voting systems in union officer elections. Read More
The two largest municipalities in British Columbia are looking at the possibility of allowing voters to cast their ballots over the Internet in November’s civic election. Read More
If Vancouver and Surrey councils have their way, you will soon have the option of casting your November election ballot while in your skivvies at home sucking on coffee in front of a computer monitor. Read More
According to the Union of B.C. Municipalities, online voting is prohibited by law and since amendments would take time, it’s not likely to happen this November.
But Reimer believes Vancouver may be able to get around that. Read More
Election Commission (EC) of Pakistan has decided to make computerized Identity Cards mandatory for casting vote in next elections.
The high level meeting was held here on Wednesday, the meeting was held in connection with introducing computerized voting machine for polling and making computerized ID cards mandatory for casting vote in next elections. Read More
The meeting will essentially focus on the revision of computerized electoral rolls and the keenly-awaited piece of legislation to make CNIC mandatory with a view to stemming possibility of pre-poll and after poll rigging, and introduction of electronic voting machine (EVM) in elections,” the official maintained. Read More
Chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday said around 20 million new voters are expected to be enrolled in the country’s electoral list this month and the Election Commission was also examining whether printouts could be made available from Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) amid allegations of their manipulation. Read More
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