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Malfunction delays Hasting results (MI)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 4, 2006
By Ben Cunningham, The Grand Rapids Press
HASTINGS Barry County Clerk Debbie S. Smith hopes to have a widespread problem with new voting machines solved before the August primary, after workers at Tuesday's school board election had to hand-count votes into the wee hours Wednesday.

Problems with new voting machines slow election results (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
By JEFF ACKENBACK, The Tribune
One of the major headlines moving into the 2006 primary election was the widespread use of new voting machines from ES&S to comply with federal legislation aimed at making polls more accessible.

Confusion, delayed results mark first punch-card free election (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
MATT LEINGANG, Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tardy poll workers, scattered technical problems and a puzzling order from the secretary of state to delay reporting results marked Ohio's first punch-card free election.

First all-electronic election marred by problems (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Joan Mazzolini and Grant Segall, Plain Dealer
Electronic voting in Cuyahoga County began with a thud, with results of most races unknown late Tuesday while an army of election workers prepared to use the most old-fashioned of voting technology - a hand count - to tally thousands of votes.

Vote counting still not done (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
KIMBALL PERRY, The Enquirer
If you were frustrated about Hamilton County?s failure to complete its vote count until 2 a.m. today, be thankful you aren?t in Cuyahoga County ? where the counting isn?t done yet.

Election roundup: Tabulation error keeps office busy (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
WHITNEY ROSS, Chronicle-Tribune
In the early afternoon on Election Day, things were pretty calm at the Grant County Courthouse, save for a few phone calls here and there.

Kanawha?s dry run of voting machines remains incomplete (WV)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Charleston Gazette
Kanawha County officials tried to test the county?s new optical scan voting machines on Tuesday, but were unable to complete the dry run because the machines were not fully programmed.

Lack of three-pronged adaptors closes polling site for hours (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Jennifer Murphy, WKYC.com
CLEVELAND Elections officials knew there would be problems making the transition from paper ballots to electronic voting and they were right. In fact, the CEO of the board of elections gave Tuesday's performance a failing grade.

New voting machines cause delayed start in Columbus (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 2, 2006
By Robert Vitale, The Columbus Dispatch
High-tech voting got off to a slow start this morning in dozens of Franklin County precincts as poll workers struggled to produce start-of-the-day printouts from new touch-screen machines.

Printer problem delays voting results (IN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Diana Lamirand, The Nobelsville Ledger
NOBLESVILLE Election watchers at the Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center have been waiting patiently for more than two hours since the polls closed for vote tallies to come in. A printer problem in the Voter Registration Office has delayed the release of voting reports.

Ballot problems mark 1st day of early voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 2, 2006
NEIL STRASSMAN, STAR-TELEGRAM
ARLINGTON - The first day of early voting did not go smoothly in Arlington.

Editorial: Bexar voting system must be dependable    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 28, 2006
San Antonio Express-News
Worrisome problems have cropped up with the Bexar County electronic voting system produced by the Nebraska-based Election Systems & Software.

Voting system still has flaws: Memory cards' failure rate falls to 4%; absentee ballots yet to arrive (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 8, 2006
By Lisa A. Abraham, Beacon Journal
Despite promises by an Election Systems & Software official earlier this week that all new computer memory cards for voting machines at the Summit County Board of Elections had been tested twice and would work, 4 percent have failed.

Recount stirs voting angst: Voters now wary of reliability of new electronic machines (TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 3, 2006
PAUL A. ANTHONY, San Angelo Standard Times
The problems started with a bang - three of them, actually, in quick succession.

Luzerne County gets ready for electronic voting (PA)    Story Here
Published:Friday, March 31, 2006
CitizensVoice.com. March 31, 2006. BY TOM LONG STAFF WRITER
WILKES-BARRE With a spat settled between the county and voting machine provider Electronic Systems and Services, elections director Leonard Piazza has been working with the company to get the machines delivered and make sure there are people here who know how to use them.

Glitches gum up results (IL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 22, 2006
TAMMY BOULD, The Register-Mail Online
GALESBURG - Murphy's law took effect Tuesday at the Knox County Courthouse, causing a delay in tabulating primary election results.

Voting machine support costly (OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 18, 2006
Mary Beth Lane The Columbus Dispatch 05 March 2006

The cost of service contracts for new touchscreen voting machines has left county elections officials across Ohio in sticker shock. Many say they need the extra ? and expensive ? technical support to program and run the machines properly and ensure the integrity of elections.



Ehrlich Seeks to Fund Voting Machine Change    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 18, 2006
Ann E. Marimow Washington Post 17 March 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) is seeking $21.8 million to change voting machines for the coming election as part of a $400 million supplemental budget he submitted yesterday to the General Assembly.

Voting device on trial for reliability (NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 18, 2006
ROBERT SCHWANEBERG The Star-Ledger 18 March 2006

The state's most commonly used voting machine went on trial yesterday in a Mercer County courtroom. Howard Cramer, vice president for sales at Sequoia Voting Systems, testified its electronic voting machines can be retrofitted to produce a paper record of votes cast by 2008, the deadline set by a law enacted last summer. He said it would cost about $2,000 to upgrade each of the 8,000 Sequoia machines currently used, a total of $16 million.



Primary election outcomes challenged (Tarrant Co., TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 16, 2006
ANNA M. TINSLEY Dallas-Fort Worth STAR-TELEGRAM 16 March 2006
About half a dozen candidates in both parties have requested free recounts of primary election votes, ? but state and local officials say the politicians will first have to plunk down deposits of as much as $4,500 for the do-over.

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