Task force takes on state election laws (NM) Story Here Archive
Amid lingering suspicions from the 2004 elections , New Mexico officials are trying to address issues of secrecy, accuracy and transparency in vote counting.
Can State Ignore Its E-Vote Law? (NC) Story Here Archive
E-voting rules head to court this week in North Carolina, where election officials stand accused of ignoring a tough new state law designed to raise the bar on procedures to ensure machines are secure and accurate.
Reliable elections (Volusia Co., FL) Story Here Archive
The Volusia County Council nears a Jan. 1 federal deadline for purchasing voting equipment that allows disabled voters to cast ballots independently and secretly. That is a good thing on paper.
Touch voting OK expected (Sutter Co., CA) Story Here Archive
Unless they vote absentee, Sutter County voters have seen their last paper ballot and pencil.
Broward voters won't be able to double-check ballot with printout (Broward Co., FL) Story Here Archive
A printer that can be attached to Broward County voting machines and provide a "paper trail" has been invented and built and is ready to be installed, but it will be months, possibly years, before the state allows voters to use it.
E-Voting Deadline Looms Story Here Archive
The mid-term elections of 2006 are still 11 months away, but they've already generated a controversy not over politics, but about what technology should be used to count all the votes.
New ballot counters in place for election (Blue Earth Co., MN) Story Here Archive
January?s special mayoral election will likely afford county officials the chance to test out new ballot counters ? as well as give local voters their first-ever chance to re-write an erroneous vote.
S.J. voting machines' fate up in air (San Joaquin Co. CA) Story Here Archive
A statewide test in which a Finnish computer expert will attempt to hack electronic voting software would have little impact on San Joaquin County, state and county officials said last week.
Voting-machine company rep says system safe (Perry Co., IN) Story Here Archive
TELL CITY - Representatives of the company equipping Perry County for its first election using new electronic voting machines said Wednesday numerous safeguards are in place to ensure results reflect the will of the people.
Touchy voting issue returns (Volusia Co., FL) Story Here Archive
One paper-ballot proponent tagged it "Armageddon" in an e-mail to her peers. Demonstrating a little less flair, Volusia County officials have dubbed it "Item 24" on the County Council's Friday agenda.
County balks at buying new voting system (Centre Co., PA) Story Here Archive
STATE COLLEGE Centre County's top elected official said the county may forgo almost $1 million in federal money for a new electronic voting system rather than accept an unwanted product.
New Voting Method Faulted (CT) Story Here Archive
As a Yale University professor of computer science, Michael Fischer is hardly a Luddite. Yet he is part of a coalition warning Connecticut not to trust its elections to computers.
Election boards scramble to hit deadlines (NC) Story Here Archive
RALEIGH - Local boards of elections across North Carolina are in a race against time to purchase or retrofit voting equipment before the 2006 election season gets under way.
Recount for 68th won't be separate (VA) Story Here Archive
A vote recount in the House of Delegates race between independent Katherine B. Waddell and Republican Del. Bradley P. Marrs will be held Dec. 20, the same day as the recount in the attorney general race.
KC voters to mark ballots two ways (Kansas City, MO) Story Here Archive
The Kansas City Election Board has chosen Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems to provide hundreds of new touch-screen and optical-scan voting machines for city voters in 2006.
Wexler asks court to ensure manual recounts in close races (FL) Story Here Archive
MIAMI Florida's touch-screen voting machines violate people's constitutional rights because they don't create a paper record of each ballot, a lawyer for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler said Wednesday in a federal appeals court. But a state lawyer said the ATM-like devices are accurate and don't need a paper trail.
Group divided on new voting system (Chester Co., PA) Story Here Archive
A split decision was rendered yesterday by members of the Chester County Voting System Task Force about what kind of voting machines to use in 2006.
Counties receive reprieve on buying voting machines (Beaver Co., PA) Story Here Archive
BEAVER - County officials throughout the commonwealth can breathe a little easier now that the Pennsylvania Department of State has determined they don't necessarily have to purchase new voting machines by Dec. 31, but can follow the law by passing a resolution.
Secretary Of The State Will Give Towns Optical Scan Option For Balloting (CT) Story Here Archive
In an exclusive interview Wednesday, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz told The Bee she plans to give all Connecticut communities the opportunity to use federal funds to purchase optical scanning technology to use in polling places.
KC election board s Diebold system (Kansas City, KS) Story Here Archive
The Kansas City Election Board has chosen Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems to provide hundreds of new touch-screen and optical scan voting machines for city voters in 2006.