The Swiss federal government expresses caution about Internet voting and limits its scope, while some local officials push for expanded Internet voting. India’s political parties reportedly agree to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) going forward and the Election Commission has appointed a technical committee to study voter-verifiable paper records. On a more local but important note, Huron County, Michigan orders new ballot containers following a recount stymied by improperly sealed ballots.
All this and more in today’s Voting News below.
AK: Murkowski Certified Winner of Alaska Senate Election
CA: Warren Slocum aimed to break the mold
FL: Stuart Canvassing Board OK’s voting equipment
FL: Charlie Crist’s legacy – an unfinished agenda
Crist’s insistence on switching from touchscreen to optical-scan voting in 2007 largely ended the mockery of “Flori-duh” as a place with unreliable ballot counting systems.
IA: Iowa misspent vote act money, but doesn’t owe, U.S. audit says
IA: Gov. Culver: Statement on EAC final management decision
IA: Iowa to owe nothing in election spending audit
LA: Be transparent in voter registration
MO: Royster v. Rizzo Missouri House seat dispute heats up
MI: New ballot bags a go
During a meeting of the whole last week, Huron County Clerk Peggy Koehler requested the board purchase ballot containers for all the jurisdictions in Huron County.
“I’m not going to let this happen again,” she said in regard to the large number of precincts in Huron County that were unable to be recounted in the 84th District State Representative recount because of improperly sealed ballot containers.
NJ: Frederick and McNamara remain in office after recount
NY: NY’s new voting process already questioned
NY: AP brief: Voting Machines
NY: Wayne County election commissioners retire
OH: Richland County elections board No. 2 retires
PA: Washo, O’Brien to seek re-election
Mr. Washo said that while he and Mr. O’Brien took heat for their selection of the county’s optical scan voting system, which some critics saw as a step back technologically, it is now regarded as a “wise choice” because it provides verifiable election results.
WI: Senate recount costs counties nearly $16,000
Internet Voting Watch
Switzerland: Swiss abroad question half [sic] of e-voting
Contacted by swissinfo.ch, the federal chancellery issued a statement. “Electronic voting carries risks. In addition to irregularities, serious consideration should be given to rumours of abuses committed abroad that could undermine confidence in electronic voting.”
Canada: Partial recount ordered in Kitchener’s ward nine
India: Expert committee to decide on EVMs, says Quraishi
India: II Phase ZP/TP polls in 17 districts of Karnataka tomorrow
The repoll became necessary due to snag in Electronic Voting Machines and rigging during the first phase elections.
Ireland: retiring Sinn Fein TD urges radical reform of procedures
Meanwhile, in Rop-land
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