The District of Columbia has obtained an agreement
from Sequoia Voting Systems to review a vast amount of information
about one of their voting machines, which somehow recorded
thousands of extra ballots during the September primaries.
Investigators assembled by the council will have access to the source
code and documents related to its creation, as well as blueprints for
the machine hardware.
Minnesota legislators passed a landmark voter registration modernization bill
recently that would, absent a veto, have registered or updated the
registration of voters automatically when they applied for a driver's
license, learner's permit or ID card. It would also use information in
motor vehicle and corrections databases to verify and maintain voter
rolls. This legislation, sponsored by Rep. Steve Simon and Sen. John Marty,
would have made Minnesota the first state in the nation to proactively
register voters, and made it among the most advanced in maintaining
clean, accurate voter rolls. The bill was designed to build on the
state's already first-in-the-nation portability bill, which requires automatic updates to voter registrations based on changes of address.
However, Governor Pawlenty vetoed this historic legislation last week...