[Politech] Alternative to overseas U.S. voter website cordoned off by Pentagon [fs]

From: Declan McCullagh (declan@private)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2004 - 06:37:06 PDT

[It now looks like the Pentagon's site is available again. --Declan]

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Subject: Re: [Politech] Overseas U.S. voter website cordoned off by 
Defense Department [fs]
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:42:55 -0300
From: Carl S. Hartzman <carloscc@private>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@private>

I found some difficulty using the proxy server to access state sites at

Here is another site that gives all the information Americans abroad need
to be able get a ballot.  Unlike most other voter abroad sites that I've
seen, it doesn't require a link to the U.S. overseas voter website.


Carl S. Hartzman
Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 1W5


At 12:43 AM 22/09/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>Here's a News.com article on it too:
>The U.S. Defense Department said Tuesday that it's trying to find a way to 
>permit American expatriates to connect to an absentee voting site that has 
>been cordoned off because of the risk of hackers.
>Internet users in large portions of the world have been blocked from 
>connecting to the voting assistance Web site, which tells absentee voters 
>how to cast ballots in the November election. The list of Internet 
>providers that appear to be blocked includes British Telecom, Wanadoo, 
>Telefonica and China Telecom. [...]
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