20 September 2014

In a stunning reversal the North Carolina State Board of Elections decided to ignore state law and certify three voting systems for use in the state. Keith Long, an advisor to the Board of Elections who was formerly employed by both Diebold and Sequoia, has said that "none of them" could meet the statutory requirement to place their system code in escrow. Instead of rejecting all applications and issuing a new call for bids as required by law, the Board chose to approve all of the applicants. Long also said that it was not necessary to review the source code, even though state law requires it, because the ITA has already done that before federal qualification.



National: Documentary charges electronic voting flawed (VoterGate)

http://www.azdailysun.com/non_sec/nav_includes/story.cfm?storyID=120281



National: States and Localities Prepare for Jan. 1 HAVA and Electronic Voting Deadline (Misinformation from the recent California "summit" )

http://www.public-cio.com/newsStory.php?id=2005.12.02-97448



National: Bush DoJ Appointees Overruled their Own Voting Rights Act Attorneys to Approve Texas Redistricting Plan! and Conyers Calls for Investigation of DOJ Voting Section and Voting Rights Act Preclearance Procedures

http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002107.htm



AR: Washington County - Quorum Court to make decision next week on new voting equipment

http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/34960/



CA: Diebold Faces E-Voting Machine Hack Test

http://www2.csoonline.com/blog_view.html?CID=15146



CA: California working on e-voting test

http://www.fcw.com/article91573-12-01-05-Web



CA: San Bernardino County - Costly election. Elections costs have spiraled upward due to the switch from punchcard to DRE.

http://www.pe.com/columns/cassiemacduff/stories/PE_News_Local_B_bcass02....



CT: Middletown - Council opposes re-vote despite flawed machine (Lever machine)

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15678463&BRD=1645&PAG=461&dept...



GA: 11 House Dems Demand Hearings on Justice Department Memo

http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com/pages/1/index.htm



IL: Peoria - City to begin voting machine talks  (Hart Intercivic)

http://www.pjstar.com/stories/120205/TRI_B89RH4FB.007.shtml



LA: Louisiana election officials recommends delay in Feb. balloting

http://www.katc.com/Global/story.asp?S=4194157



NC: North Carolina Illegally Certifies Diebold E-voting System

http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2005_12.php#004227



NC: North Carolina Certifies Voting Machine Vendors

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1895791,00.asp



NC: North Carolina defends e-voting certifications

http://news.com.com/North+Carolina+defends+e-voting+certifications/2100-...



NC: Catawba County - Catawba County's new voting machines obsolete? (Hart Intercivic)

http://www.hickoryrecord.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=HDR/MGArticle/HD... =



NC: Guilford County - Vote board nervous over deadline

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051202/NEWSREC01...



NJ: Sommerset County – Recount confirms victory for GOP in Township Committee race. (The recounted the Sequoia Advantage machines and….? No change)

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15671292&BRD=1091&PAG=461&dept...



OH: Legislation would require I-D to vote

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/state/13309328.htm



OH: Columbiana County - Elections officials raise workers' pay

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/297200025890251.php



OH: Mahoning County - Board to upgrade voting machines

http://www.vindy.com/content/local_regional/297200025713129.php



PA: Allegheny County - Council diverts voting machine money to parks

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05336/616044.stm



PA: York County - Special Election ordered in Dover (Lever machine)

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/local/ci_3272341



WA: Snohomish County - Switch to mail voting, but respect poll voters

http://heraldnet.com/stories/05/12/02/100edi_editorial001.cfm



International: Venezuela - Fifth party withdraws from Venezuela election. The five opposition parties are boycotting the election in protest at the use of electronic voting machines, which they say can record fingerprints so authorities can check which way a person voted.

http://www.forextelevision.com/FT/AFX/ShowStory.jsp?seq=11442