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Election board OKs ethics code (North Carolina)    Story Here  Archive
David Ingram Winston-Salem Journal 22 October 2005
The State Board of Elections approved a new ethics code yesterday, in an attempt to head off possible ethical concerns as it prepares to order at least $70 million worth of new voting machines.

Fed money at stake as voting machine resolution looms (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
JAMES MILLER Daytona Beach News-Journal 22 October 2005
The clock is ticking should Volusia County officials want to replace the county's voting system without losing federal grant money intended to make voting more accessible to people with disabilities.

N.M. Must Buy Voting Machines Before Jan. 1 or Risk Lawsuit    Story Here  Archive
Trip Jennings Albuquerque Journal 22 October 2005
SANTA FE? Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron is nearing a federal deadline to buy more than 1,450 voting machines to assist the state's disabled and non-English-speaking populations.


Wyoming decision to stick to paper ballot ill-conceived (Wyoming Co., WV)    Story Here  Archive
Opinion Beckley Register-Herald 22 October 2005
Wyoming County officials have decided not to take advantage of federal monies to eliminate antiquated paper voting ballots.

GAO Report Finds Flaws in Electronic Voting    Story Here  Archive
TruthOut ZNet 22 October 2005
Rep. Waxman led twelve members of Congress today in releasing a new GAO report that found security and reliability flaws in the electronic voting process.

Voters receive ?real, live, wrong ballots? (Humboldt Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Sara Watson Arthurs The Times-Standard 21 October 2005
A Rohnerville voter was surprised to get a chance to vote in the Cuddeback school district.

Election systems wait for printers (California)    Story Here  Archive
Tim Hearden, Record Searchlight 21 October 2005
North state election officials are still waiting for certification of printers for touch-screen voting machines that are required for the June 2006 election.

County replaces vote machines (Washtenaw Co., MI)    Story Here  Archive
Julia F. Heming, The Michigan Daily 21 October 2005
In compliance with the Help America Vote Act, Washtenaw County has upgraded its voting technologies to ensure accurate vote tabulations and limit errors during elections.

GAO report: Continued Federal Efforts Needed to Improve Electronic Voting    Story Here  Archive
Committee on Government Reform Minority Office 21 October 2005
Rep. Waxman led twelve members of Congress today in releasing a new GAO report that found security and reliablity flaws in the electronic voting process.

E-voting won't be verified until 2006 (GAO Report)    Story Here  Archive
Anne Broache, CNET News 21 October 2005
Existing systems are rife with problems, the Government Accountability Office said in a 107-page document (click for PDF). The list of vulnerabilities included everything from easily-guessed administrator passwords and voter-verified paper-trail design flaws, to incorrect software installation and system failures on Election Day.

Onslow tries electronic voting (Onslow Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
JOE MILLER Jacksonville Daily News 20 October 2005
Onslow County elections officials aren't letting last year's voting glitch in Carteret County deter them from electronic voting.

Making a case for optical-scan voting (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Opinion Miami Herald 20 October 2005
There is good news about the feasibility of converting Miami-Dade County to an optical-scan voting system. Such a switch would allow voters to cast their ballots on a reliable, trustworthy system, attributes that weren't always associated with the electronic touch-screen system used since the 2000 presidential election debacle.

Delivery of absentee ballots delayed by printing woes    Story Here  Archive
Santa Clara Local News San Jose Mercury 20 October 2005
Printing problems have delayed delivery of absentee ballots by a week in Santa Clara County, but the registrar of voters will be mailing them out over the next few days, well before the Nov. 1 deadline. The election is Nov. 8.

Diebold says its voting machines are bulletproof. Hackers say otherwise.    Story Here  Archive
James Renner CleveScene 20 October 2005
Ion Sancho wants to get things right this time. As supervisor of elections for Leon County, Florida, he stood at the epicenter of the election fiasco of 2000. Voter confidence, he realizes, is paramount. That's why he's let a computer hacker have a go at one of his new machines.

Some counties testing electronic vote machines (California)    Story Here  Archive
Greg Lucas, San Francisco Chronicle 19 October 2005
Sacramento California voters may notice changes at their polling places during this year's special election as several counties test electronic voting equipment that will be required in 2006 to verify ballot choices and allow the disabled to vote unassisted.

Voting machines must be replaced (Pamlico Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Charlie Hall New Bern Sun Journal 19 October 2005
BAYBORO - Pamlico County had no ballot-counting glitches in the 2004 election, but the county still will have to scrap about $108,000 worth of voting machines.

Buncombe County deciding how to handle paper record of votes (NC)    Story Here  Archive
Associated Press 19 October 2005
The Buncombe County elections director said she's not sure the county will be able to retrofit its 500 voting machines to generate a paper record of each ballot that the voter can see or if it will need to buy new machines.

Officials: State on target with U.S. voting law (Wyoming)    Story Here  Archive
RUFFIN PREVOST Billings Gazette 19 October 2005
CODY - Computerized systems will be counting every vote in Wyoming by the November 2006 general election, but voters in Park County will hardly notice the difference when they go to the polls.

The race to replace the lever (Lancaster Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Chad Umble, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal 19 October 2005
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - A steady stream of residents cast their votes Tuesday for the electronic system they would like to see used next year in Lancaster County elections.

US Gov't Considers New Vote-by-Phone Plan    Story Here  Archive
CIO Magazine 19 October 2005
Casting a vote may soon be as easy as checking voice mail for some voters. The Department of Defense is considering a new vote-by-phone technology for military and overseas voters, according to a DOD spokesperson.

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