Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

2/23. GA bill would end touch-screen voting, Dont violate integrity of military vote

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
 
WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-23-10 07:54 PM
Original message
2/23. GA bill would end touch-screen voting, Dont violate integrity of military vote

GA bill would end touch-screen voting, Dont violate integrity of military vote

Feb 23 2010

Distrust of paperless voting is a bi-partisan issue in Georgia with Rep. Tim Bearden (R-Villa Rica) introducing HB 1215 to ban paperless voting and in favor of an optical scan system with ballots that can be recounted by hand in any dispute.Other signers of the bill include Karla Drenner (D-Atlanta); Bobby Franklin (R-Cobb County); and Barry Loudermilk (R-Cassville). Another signer was Austin Scott (R-Tifton), the Republican candidate for governor....

Meanwhile Virginia lawmakers still considering bill to allow purchase of some paperless machines... CO. election integrity expert Harvie Branscomb pleads the case to keep in-person voting in Eagle County Co...

All this and more in today's voting news below....

CO: Court Requested to Permit Video Recording of Marks v. Koch (Aspen Election Transparency Suit)
http://aspenelectionreview.blogspot.com/2010/02/court-r...

CO: A plea for in-person voting in Eagle County
http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/letter-editor/139...
Voters deserve to retain their choice of voting in person or by mail. Precinct polling places keep elections more secure, are likely to produce better accuracy, are less subject to mischief, and provide many natural opportunities for citizen oversight and correction of errors.

CT: Hearing On Public Financing Ad Hoc Testimony On Voting Integrity Issue
http://www.ctvoterscount.org/?p=2907
Yesterday the Government Administration and Elections Committee held hearings on proposed fixes to the Citizens Election Program which has been ruled unconstitutional and is currently under appeal.

FL: Ensure uniform voting (opinion)
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/feb/22/na-ensure-unifo... /
But even with the importance of home rule, counties should not be allowed to create their own standards for recounts, audits and other procedures when it comes to statewide and national elections. One code must fit all.

GA: Bill would end touch-screen voting
http://bit.ly/ad8sWE

GA: A bill to ban paperless ballots dropped Kemp opposes on economic grounds
http://bit.ly/cW14x3
Just before the Legislature went on a two-week, budget-driven hiatus, state Rep. Tim Bearden (R-Villa Rica) dropped HB 1215, would would mandate an end to the use of Georgias paperless voting tabulators, in favor of an optical scan system whose ballots could be recounted by hand in any dispute.

GA: Georgia may abandon electronic voting
http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-02-22/story/g...
House bill would return state to paper ballots
The bipartisan legislation, House Bill 1215 by Rep. Tim Bearden, R-Villa Rica, would require paper records and hand recounts in contested elections. The touch-screen machines in use across the state now only record votes electronically.

GA: Will This Be the Case That Gets a Supreme Court Majority to Overturn Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act?
http://electionlawblog.org/archives/015334.html

MI: Whiteford seeks township hall
http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...
OTTAWA LAKE...one of the voting machines that township residents will be using in the election is stored in the supervisors bedroom.
...
If voters okay a five-year, 1-mill levy Tuesday, storing election machines and boxes of township records and holding office hours will get a little easier in Whiteford Township.

MO: Police investigating theft at Board of Elections office in St. Louis
http://www.fox2now.com/news/sns-ap-mo--electionsboard-t...
Items taken include a laptop, a satellite radio deck, a radio, a TV converter box and a small amount of cash. There was no sign of forced entry.

NM: San Juan County complains of state voting requirement
http://www.daily-times.com/ci_14452520
...San Juan County was the only county in New Mexico to store data on its own computer server until the state forced it to store data on its Santa Fe server this month. The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office required the county to join New Mexico's 32 other counties that have stored information in Santa Fe for years.

TN: New machines in store for 2010 election (paper ballots optically scanned)
http://bit.ly/daJCf2

TN: Election Commission ratifies federal court settlement
http://bit.ly/9B6irE
The Rutherford County Election Commission voted Monday to accept an agreement that would end Administrator of Elections Hooper Penuels participation in a federal lawsuit.

VA: Hardships' in House, Senate budget (bills still actively under consideration)
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=1105
HB 1225: Allows localities to continue to purchase touch-screen voting machines in order to maintain one such machine per voting place. A prior state law prohibited local governments from replacing old machines in order to facilitate conversion to optical scan paper ballots.

VT: Letters to the Editor: Instant Runoff Voting
http://bit.ly/cmIE7h
5 pages of letters in favor or opposed to the Mar 2nd ballot measure to repeal IRV

WA: Dont violate integrity of military vote
http://heraldnet.net/article/20100220/OPINION02/7022099...
To say that the bill does not institute Internet voting is inaccurate. E-mail is the Internet. The same security concerns that caused the Pentagon to abandon Internet voting in 2004 pertain to this bill.

National

Exclusive: NYT Public Editor Concedes O'Keefe 'Jounalistically Unethical', But No Correction Recommended
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7715

Activists pin hopes on the Academy
http://www.congress.org/news/2010/02/19/activists_pin_h...
For some Oscar viewers, the excitement this year is not which movie wins Best Picture, but how it will win.

Hart, Avante Resolve Voting Machine Patent Suit (registration required)
http://bit.ly/awZCLI
Law360, New York (February 23, 2010) -- Voting machine company Hart InterCivic Inc. has agreed to a settlement in its patent infringement suit against Avante International Technology Inc. over electronic voting systems


International

India: Theres a Trojan in the EVM!
http://www.dailypioneer.com/237973/There%E2%80%99s-a-Tr...


Voting News
Archives here at http://votingnews.blogspot.com /
Subscribe to Voting News at this link:
http://tinyurl.com/votingnews
To assist with Daily Voting News, please send links to news articles to us at votingnews@earthlink.net



Refresh | +9 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 10:28 AM
Response to Original message
1. Very good news! (But very bad news about Virginia) (nt)
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Aug 21st 2014, 04:21 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC