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  • Votizen Launches “Virtual Precinct Walk” For San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Election

    Votizen Launches “Virtual Precinct Walk” For San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Election

    Votizen, a new platform for connecting registered voters with elected officials, is launching the first-ever “virtual” precinct walk today, starting with San Franciscans for Jobs and Good Government, a committee supporting Ed Lee for Mayor of San Francisco. This virtual precinct walk is a modern update on traditional door-to-door campaigning, where previously… Read More

  • Good idea? Internet voting coming to U.S. elections for military, overseas citizens

    This is probably a case of where the idea is sound but humans will no doubt muck everything up. Thirty-three states here in the good ol’ U.S. will allow military and overseas citizens to vote via the Internet beginning with the mid-term election in November. This is being done in part to ensure that overseas voters’ votes, you know, count. I don’t know how many of… Read More

  • The Halloween Costume Contest Vote-Off Begins!

    Happy post-Halloween! Thanks for sending in your costumes and thanks, most of you, for following the rules. That said, I’m proud to show you the 11 best costumes in this line-up, as judged by all of us at CG. I added one extra because we just couldn’t bear to choose between the various Iron Men we saw. Here’s how to vote: Read More

  • Gadget Club: Round 2


    OK. Let’s try this again. I’ve passed out the first set of prizes to unnamed persons and this is Round 2. TO VOTE COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH THE EXACT NAME OF THE DEVICE YOU’RE VOTING FOR. THAT IS THE ONLY TEXT THAT SHOULD APPEAR. I WILL DO AN SQL QUERY ON THE COMMENTS DB TO FIND THE WINNER. LITERALLY COPY AND PASTE THE NAME OF THE DEVICE INTO THE COMMENT FIELD AND POST IT. Read More

  • E-voting system evaluator: "I thought I was going to throw up"

    What a great quote! Ohio’s Secretary of State was interviewed for ComputerWorld and revealed the ridiculous level of error that was present throughout the certification and troubleshooting process. The results of the (deep breath) Evaluation & Validation of Election-Related Equipment, Standards & Testing (EVEREST) analysis were that every single system they looked at had… Read More

  • Google Will Show You Where to Vote

    Google is getting in on the voting season by offering a Google mapplet that will offer a wealth of voter information before the big day in November. The site is not yet complete, but it will provide users with “voting location, registration information, and more.” What that more is has yet to be determined since, as the site points out, “all voting location information will… Read More

  • How to spot e-vote tampering?

    Our permanent campaign marches on here in the U.S., with preparations for 2012 already well underway. To that end, some dude has asked proto-blog Slashdot what to look for when it comes to electronic vote fraud. (He’s an elections official, so he has some modicum of power to stop any shenanigans.) The suggestions are rich in thought and content. • Look for a paper trail. If… Read More

  • LOLPeter's vote-off – FINAL COUNTDOWN

    [photopress:scaled.icanhazdecent128491456553524233.jpg,full,pp_image] Without further ado, we invite you to vote on the best LOLPeter from CeBIT 2008. Remember: the image with the most votes by Monday, noon EST, wins a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive. Read More

  • The Ladies of MWC Caption Contest vote-off

    I was a little jet-lagged and failed to pick a winner for our caption contest. To that end, we encourage you, the readers, to pick the best caption and that caption writer will receive an Aliph Jawbone. Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday, at noon. UPDATE – Looks like BinaryBiker (“seamen” line) takes it. Thanks for playing! {democracy:27} Read More

  • Low Tech: Washington state's caucuses are nuts

    [photopress:CaucusAudience.jpg,full,center] So we were in a room in the basement of a church. There were more people stuffed in there than should have been. There was no place to sit, lean, or kneel. We stood rigid as we got our instructions on how to caucus, and it turns into a popularity contest. The worst part is Newsweek is calling today “Significant Saturday”, to counter… Read More

  • Why I'd trade my vote for an iPod touch

    About a week ago, Drudge ran a headline something to the effect of: SHOCK: NYU STUDENTS WOULD TRADE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR IPOD TOUCH. While I wasn’t part of the poll even though I’m in the journalism building pretty much all day (posting to CG, natch), I think it’s safe to say I’d give up my right to vote for an iPod touch. Why, exactly? Because I’d get more out… Read More