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1/3 Oklahoma to replace its optical scanners, new SoSs take office, speedy results emphasized in lat
Look! News about New York. You know who's Op/Ed is there. Also, news about Philippines and their craptastic elections. And at end is an email to send in your news articles. Thanks to Verified Voting for taking over the news. Thanks to Sean Flaherty for being the main editor.

Oklahoma to replace its optical scanners, new SoSs take office, speedy results emphasized in latest India coverage

Posted: 03 Jan 2011

Happy New Year! The first few days of 2011 have been busy news days (despite apparent quiet regarding Internet voting). Tonight's edition covers articles published since our December 31 edition, unless otherwise noted.

Among the news highlights: Oklahoma election officials are looking to replace their 18-year-old optical scanners with new precinct scanners for the 2012 elections; new Secretaries of State take office around the nation; and internationally, coverage of the first-time use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Indian local elections emphasizes the desirability of speedy results.

All this and more in today's Voting News below.

AZ: State officers sworn in at capitol

AZ: Editorial: Election process should include basic review of nominating petitions

CA: November election dispute lingers /

CT: Bridgeport's Response to a Potential Election Disaster

CT: Why We Need Audits and Recounts: AccuVote Missed 0.4% of Ballots in Aspen Elections /

IN: Voting machine maintenance on county's agenda
Tippecanoe County commissioners are set to choose a company to maintain the county's voting machines. At the commissioners' Monday meeting, they will choose between Nebraska-based ES&S and Ohio-based GBS, both of which are licensed to service voting machines in Indiana.

IN: Indiana secretary of state challenge to be filed in court

IA: Schultz sworn in as Secretary of State

IA: Four statewide elected officials, including rookie, sworn in today /

LA: Mock election to be held at Herod

MI: Republicans take the reins in Michigan

MN: With new ballots, curbing confusion, costs is challenging

MN: Save money and improve election integrity

MN: Another recount yields more evidence that Minnesota's system is sound

MN: New Kansas secretary of state critical of Minnesota's Mark Ritchie

MN: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will lead National Association of Secretaries of State

NM: Duran sworn in as first GOP Sec. of State in 80 years

NJ: Reorganized township council takes power
The mood at the reorganization was especially upbeat for the Democrats, as Bloomfield Republicans only recently withdrew a challenge of the November election results. Republican mayoral candidate John Lazar previously alleged illegal electioneering tactics, equipment difficulty involving one voting machine and denial of voter access.

NY: Experts shouldn't be needed to call outcome of election

NY: Albany Times-Union Asks Legislature to Fix Recall Statute /

NY: New York Voting Must Be Improved, Says League of Women Voters

NY: Watching and Waiting For a Return to Innocence

NY: Your vote counts: The Help America Vote Act - Help or hindrance?

OK: Officials seek bids for voting machines
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax told The Oklahoman newspaper that the Optech-III Eagle optical-scanner machines in use since 1992 have lasted much longer than their 10-year life expectancy, but their age has become a problem.
Ziriax said bids are now being sought for a new system to be used statewide. He said officials have specified that they want a new system thats similar to the one now being used, with optical scanners to read ballots marked by voters.

OK: Oklahoma State Officials Looking for Voting Machine Upgrade

OK: Oklahoma's voting machines: Out with the old

OK: Voter fraud law takes effect today

PA: City may pay for fill-in election commissioners

TX: South Texas voter fraud is rampant, seldom prosecuted

VA: Charlottesville Council Redistricting
As for the budgetary impact, the biggest expense would be voting machines for any new precincts, which could cost up to $40,000. Before anything is finalized, the city plans to hold public hearings on the matter this spring.

WV: Morgantown Looking to Use 'Vote by Mail' for Council Elections


Secretaries of state up the political ante


India: Poll results to be out by Tuesday noon

India: Local body poll results to decide state's political course

India: Mangalore ZP, TP - EVMs to Unravel Fate of Candidates Tomorrow
Unlike the previous elections in which ballot boxes were used, electronic voting machines have been put to use for the first time for zilla and taluk panchayat elections in the state. In the past, counting of votes used to take a full day. Compared to that, the counting this time is expected to take only a couple of hours, as the EVMs give out candidate-wise voting pattern at the push of a button. For the electoral staff too, the tedious workload, request for recounting etc., witnessed in previous elections, will be a thing of the past.

Philippines: Is the Comelec that gullible?

Philippines: Think-tank doesn't think much of Comelec claims

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