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Voting woes mar debut of electronic ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Rolando Garcia, The Enterprise 08 March 2006
Election workers apparently skipped a step in counting ballots Tuesday night, halting the public release of most vote totals until about 11 p.m.

Salinas earns majority over Garcia with all precincts in    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Victoria Hirschberg The Monitor 09 March 2006
EDINBURG ? It looks like Juan de Dios "J.D." Salinas garnered enough votes to be the next Hidalgo County Judge after all 140 precincts reported Wednesday afternoon ? almost one day after polls closed.

Hairy Potter elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Michael Smith And Phillip Yates Amarillo Globe-News 09 March 2006
Light emerged at the end of a a nearly day-long tunnel for some of Potter County's precinct-level candidates after county election officials released unofficial results Wednesday from Tuesday's primary.

Robertson County says glitches delayed results    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
HOLLY HUFFMAN The Bryan-College Station Eagle 09 March 2006
Robertson County election officials on Wednesday blamed software glitches and mechanical problems with the county's new electronic voting equipment for the delay in tabulating ballots on election night.

Computer problems delay election returns    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Paul A. Anthony San Angelo Standard-Times 07 March 2006
Problems with some of Tom Green County's new electronic scanners have delayed ballot counting in today's primary election, county elections administrator Mike Benton said.

Voting-machine company says no thanks, Leon    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Jeff Burlew Tallahassee Democrat 09 March 2006
None of the three voting-equipment companies certified to sell in Florida will be doing business in Leon County. On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Sequoia Voting Systems confirmed in an interview with the Tallahassee Democrat that the company will not sell its touch-screen machines to Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho. The other two companies, Election Systems and Software and Diebold Election Systems, also have said they will not sell to the county.

State: Leon backup voting system jeopardizes federal compliance    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Jennifer Kay Associated Press 09 March 2006
The state has requested a meeting with Leon County officials regarding contingency plans for helping disabled people vote without assistance in the event of a special election, saying the county puts Florida at risk for a federal lawsuit over noncompliance.

Sancho, Cobb to meet about HAVA issues    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Jeff Burlew Tallahassee Democrat 11 March 2006

Sally Benjamin looks forward to the day she can cast votes at her precinct in private, without anyone's help. Benjamin, president of the Tallahassee Council of the Blind, is visually impaired. Since 2002 she has been voting through the mail, marking her ballot at home with the help of a closed-circuit television enlarger. In years past, she voted at her precinct with a family member's assistance.



Voting failure may prompt suit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 12, 2006
Jeff Burlew and Bill Cotterell Tallahassee Democrat 10 March 2006

Threatening a lawsuit over Leon County's failure to get voting machines for disabled citizens by a state deadline, Secretary of State Sue Cobb summoned county officials Thursday to a meeting next week to explain themselves. "As you know, we have the authority to file suit to enforce state law," Cobb told Commission Chairman Bill Proctor.



Tarrant County elections officials report glitch (TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 9, 2006
By JEFF MOSIER / The Dallas Morning News
FORT WORTH – A software programming error allowed some Tarrant County votes to be counted as many as six times during Tuesday's primary election, county officials said.

County election board unanimous on ion of electronic voting machine (PA)    Story Here
CitizensVoice.com February 1, 2006. BY JAMES CONMY STAFF WRITER
WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s 75-year-old voting machines were officially retired Tuesday. The county’s new, electronic 17-inch touch screens allow residents to scroll through races and candidates, as well as review their ballots, before casting a final vote. The machine will present election options much like an ATM guides customers through financial transactions.

Lawsuit leveled at electronic voting (PA)    Story Here  Archive
Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 07 January 2006
State Sen. Jim Ferlo has joined a group of voting rights activists in a lawsuit aimed at forcing Westmoreland County to seek more public input before it purchases a new generation of touch-screen voting machines for the upcoming May primary election.

Alameda County latest to want all-mail election (CA)    Story Here  Archive
Ian Hoffmann ANG News 07 January 2006
In the chaotic marketplace for voting equipment, California counties are scrapping their vendors, dumping one machine for another and experimenting with new kinds of voting.

Mailboxes may be only vote venue (Alameda Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Guy Ashley CONTRA COSTA TIMES 07 January 2006
OAKLAND - With controversy and technical problems dogging electronic voting equipment, Alameda County's chief elections official has proposed an unprecedented option: eliminating most polling places for next June's statewide primary and asking county voters to mail in their ballots instead.

Registrar proposes buying new touch screen voting machines for primary (Riverside Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Dave Downey North County Times 07 January 2006
Riverside County's elections chief Friday proposed buying a new set of touch-screen voting machines, in time for use in the June 6 primary. Riverside is a pioneer of sorts in the voting arena, having been the nation's first large county to trade in its paper ballots for electronic ones six years ago. In March 2000, the county purchased 4,250 electronic voting machines for $14 million, and those machines have been used in more than 30 elections.

Secretary of state says voting machine company misled her (CT)    Story Here  Archive
Keith M. Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer 06 January 2006
The Simsbury company targeted to provide Connecticut's next generation of voting machines "misled" state officials about a crucial federal approval process, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz charged Wednesday.

To touch or to scan? That is the question (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Amy Kingsley Yes Weekly 04 January 2006
Guilford County officials will soon face a multi-million dollar question: Touch-screen or optical scan? The question refers to voting technologies and their decision will have repercussions in the democratic arena as well as the financial one. While issues like cost and efficiency may keep a lower profile than headline-grabbing allegations about security and access, those concerns animate just as many experts with opposing opinions.

Ballot debate remains in flux (Westmoreland Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Los Angeles Times 04 January 2006
Five years after the vote-counting debacle in Florida suspended the election of a new U.S. president, states are embroiled in a contentious debate over how voters should cast ballots.

Help Monroe shop for new voting machines (Monroe Co., NY)    Story Here  Archive
Chris Hildebrant and Sally Brown Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04 January 2006
January 4, 2006) ? If the act of voting is the linchpin of democracy, then democracy in New York is riding on critical decisions being made this month by the New York state Board of Elections.

Officials working on voting upgrades after HAVA deadline passes (Lee Co., MS)    Story Here  Archive
SANDI P. BEASON Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 04 January 2006
TUPELO - Lee County still has work to do in getting its polling places up to par with a federal mandate to make precincts handicapped-accessible.

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