Florida's new Governor Crist to replace touch-screen machines
The Republican Governor of Florida looks like he will replace expensive touch-screens with optical vote scanners in a bid to clean up Florida's tarnished elections record. See below for an example… (Thanks to Rebecca Mercuri for the top)
Why So Many Undervotes in Sarasota?
Ed Felten has started a series of entries on his excellent blog about why ES&S iVotronic using areas had an undervote rate of 14% (compared to 2.5% for absentee voters). Sarasota, Florida is where 18,412 voters cast votes in other contest but not the congressional race. This is the kind of problem Gov Crist is trying to avoid.
Committe on Standards in Public Life: Review of The Electoral Commission
With the announcement of the e-voting pilots I haven't had time to digest this fully, but this looks to be a very useful and important contribution to electoral reform in the UK.