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12/30 Swiss government expresses caution on Internet voting, India looking to modify EVMs
Edited on Thu Dec-30-10 09:49 PM by WillYourVoteBCounted
Ok, can anyone else help out? I happen to be off from my real job so posted the VN today. I thought you guys liked the VN? Its on the internet every day at http://votingnews.blogspot.com and is usually updated sometime around 9 pm eastern.

Swiss government expresses caution on Internet voting, India looking to modify EVMs, MI county acts to improve chain of custody

30 Dec 2010
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
http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/12/30/murkowski-certi... /

CA: Warren Slocum aimed to break the mold
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2010/12/warren...

FL: Stuart Canvassing Board OK's voting equipment
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/dec/30/stuart-canvassin... /

FL: Charlie Crist's legacy - an unfinished agenda
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/charlie-cris...
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
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20101230/NEWS1...

IA: Gov. Culver: Statement on EAC final management decision
http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=221797

IA: Iowa to owe nothing in election spending audit
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-electionsp...

LA: Be transparent in voter registration
http://www.dailyworld.com/article/20101230/OPINION/1230...

MO: Royster v. Rizzo Missouri House seat dispute heats up
http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-kansas-city/roy...

MI: New ballot bags a go
http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2010/12/29/news/...
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.

Im 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
http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index.php/wildwood-mainme...

NY: NY's new voting process already questioned
http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/ny-s-new-voting-pr...
and
http://online.wsj.com/article/APf4596c06bcc14038b177f4d...

NY: AP brief: Voting Machines
http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/16909...

NY: Wayne County election commissioners retire
http://www.waynepost.com/latestnews/x2135335919/Wayne-C...

OH: Richland County elections board No. 2 retires
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20101230/NE...

PA: Washo, O'Brien to seek re-election
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/washo-o-brien-to-seek-...
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
http://www.jacksoncountychronicle.com/articles/2010/12/...

Internet Voting Watch

Switzerland: Swiss abroad question half of e-voting
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/internal_affairs/E...
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.


International

Canada: Partial recount ordered in Kitchener's ward nine
http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101230/kit...

India: Expert committee to decide on EVMs, says Quraishi
http://www.sify.com/news/expert-committee-to-decide-on-...

India: II Phase ZP/TP polls in 17 districts of Karnataka tomorrow
http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=2...
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
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1230/1...

Meanwhile, in Rop-land
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2010/12/meanwhil... /


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