16 October 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