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Voting machines removed in Grafton (Grafton Co., NH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 16, 2006
CAROL ROBIDOUX Union Leader 16 March 2006

Grafton ? No matter how you do the math, 193 ?yeas? plus 198 ?nays? don?t add up to 369 votes. That faulty equation ? results of a warrant article vote from Tuesday?s election ballot ? was the first clue for Grafton town officials that something was wrong.



Election uproar; County officials say there were plenty of red flags    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 16, 2006
JULIE DAFFERN, LAREDO MORNING TIMES 14 March 2006
A representative of Election Systems and Software was blasted Monday at Webb County Commissioners Court for errors in programming and inadequately training county staff. The county paid almost $900,000 in federal grant money for the electronic machines, and officials fear that problems in the March 7 election could lead to more voter apathy and distrust.

Voting system's troubles spread (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 16, 2006
Lisa A. Abraham Akron Beacon Journal 16 March 2006
A North Carolina election official says 1,000 memory cards delivered to that state from Election Systems & Software had problems similar to those seen in Summit County.

Voting machine talks break down    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tom Long The Citizen's Voice 14 March 2006
Jilted by the company it chose to upgrade its voting machines, Luzerne County now finds itself in a $3 million bind.

County to decide on voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Hal Marcovitz The Morning Call 15 March 2006
Bucks County commissioners are expected today to approve the purchase of new voting machines but they are doing so at the risk of forfeiting a $3 million federal grant because they don't expect the machines to be delivered by the May 16 primary.

Election officials try to work out bugs    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Beth Gallaspy, The Beaumont Enterprise 15 March 2006
BEAUMONT - Election officials in Jefferson County and with Election Systems & Software, the company that sold the county its new electronic voting system, are hoping to make changes to prevent future problems like the one that prompted a Monday recount.

Despite glitch with electronic voting machines, all is well in Wilton Manors    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Robert Nolin South Florida Sun-Sentinel 15 March 2006
Voters in Wilton Manors thought they were getting a little extra bang for their ballot Tuesday and experiencing an unpleasant d?j? vu of election meltdowns past.

Voting smooth despite glitches    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Robert P. King Palm Beach Post 14 March 2006

Electronic cards got stuck in voting machines. Pricey touch-screen gizmos weren't working when voters showed up to cast their ballots. Just call it Election Day in Palm Beach County.



A small (we hope) problem with voting machines (NC - ES&S PCMCIA Cards)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Mark Brinker Greensboro News-Record 14 March 2006

A couple folks have sent me this story and others like it from Ohio in recent days. The main thrust is this: A bunch of memory cards that are used as part of ES&S's optical scan voting equipment malfunctioned when tested in Ohio.



Jefferson County to Recount Votes Monday Afternoon (ES&S)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 13, 2006
KBTV 4 13 March 2006
The Jefferson County Elections office tells Hometown News there will be a recount of all primary election returns Monday afternoon. Hometown News first reported this information during a live news at four o`clock Monday afternoon.

Jefferson County election recount (ES&S)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 13, 2006
BETH GALLASPY, The Beaumont Enterprise 13 March 2006
BEAUMONT - An election night problem that resulted in an extra 5,000 votes being included in the Jefferson County tally is prompting a recount that could change last week's results.

Group calls for audit of March 7 elections (Pinellas Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 13, 2006
WILL VAN SANT, St. Petersburgh Times 14 March 2006
CLEARWATER - State regulators are weighing an audit of Pinellas County's March 7 municipal elections, which snagged when a computer server froze and delayed the tallying of votes for two hours.

'New' voting machines aren't    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 03/11/06

It's a three-way trade involving Chicago, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh and almost $70 million. But the commodity at the center of this web isn't a group of star athletes. It's voting machines, all manufactured by Sequoia Voting Systems Inc. of Oakland, Calif.



Voting machine support costly    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Mary Beth Lane The Columbus Dispatch 03-05-06
The cost of service contracts for new touchscreen voting machines has left county elections officials across Ohio in sticker shock.

Batteries trouble voting system (Summit Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Lisa A. Abraham Akron Beacon Journal 03-11-06
Dead batteries that's what Election Systems & Software officials are saying is to blame for the failure of dozens of computer memory cards in Summit County's new optical scan voting system.

Optical-scan cards show improvement (Summit Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Lisa A. Abraham Akron Beacon Journal 10 March 2006
A new shipment of computer memory cards for voting equipment at the Summit County Board of Elections continued to experience failures Thursday but at a lower rate than those tested earlier in the week.

Summit voting gear flunks (Summit Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Lisa A Abraham Akron Beacon Journal 09 March 2006
The computer memory cards in the newoptical-scan voting equipment at the Summit County Board of Elections have experienced a 30 percent failure rate in testing this week.

Tracking the primary elections Texas    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
KRGV-TV 07 March 2006
Besides the usual sights of candidate supporters holding signs and voters streaming in and out, the Palmview Community Center has something you won?t find everywhere. The watchdog group, Futuro McAllen, has sent poll watchers to several spots in McAllen to make sure no one is interfering with the legal voting process.

Most voters give the system a thumbs up    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
REN?E C. LEE Houston Chronicle 08 March 2006
Octogenarian Lucy Myrick embraces change even when it means ditching old-fashioned paper ballots in favor of high-tech voting machines.

New voting system, same problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
TJ Aulds Galveston County Daily News 08 March 2006

Galveston County?s elections were to have moved into the computer age Tuesday with the party primaries. But despite a new electronic voting system and new software for voter registration, problems long a part of the county?s election night history cropped up again.



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