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Limos vs. voting machines (Morgan Co., AL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Chris Paschenko The Decatur Daily 27 September 2005
Perplexed by a federal election mandate, Morgan County Probate Judge Bobby Day said Monday the county could save $250,000 or more by chauffeuring voters to polling places in limousines.

New voting machines in place for '06 election (Madison Co., TN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Jackson Sun 27 September 2005
Madison County Administrator of Elections Kim Buckley is hoping for small turnout during the May 2006 primary elections.

America's Next Election Nightmare (Georgia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Andrew Gumbel 27 September 2005
In the 2000 presidential election we had Katherine Harris. In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell. And now a new horror show is about to play out in the troubled landscape of America?s dysfunctional democracy ? yet another top state election official who also happens to be openly cheerleading for one side in a race for high office.

Montgomery County to get new voting machines (Alabama)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Sebastian Kitchen Montgomery Advertiser 27 September 2005
Montgomery County voters have been using the same machines for 25 years, but that will change during the next election.

Blind voters don?t see eye to eye with election officials (Guilford Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Amy Kingsley Yes Weekly 27 September 2005
When Dottie Neely, a visually-impaired community activist, went to the polls in 2004, she encountered Direct Record Electronic voting machines ill equipped to handle her needs. None of the machines in her polling place, or the entire county, included a headphone jack allowing her to follow audio commands. Instead, poll workers moved a machine out of its dark but private carrel so Neely, who is not completely blind, could press her face close to the screen and vote independently.

Voting machines join Ferris wheel, corn dogs at fair (Lubbock Co., TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Jay Langley The Daily Toreador 28 September 2005
Besides elephant rides and cotton candy, fair-goers this year also can take time to get acquainted with the future of voting in Lubbock.

Paper trail would erase doubts about voting machines (Georgia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 26, 2005
Opinion Marietta Daily Journal 26 September 2005
The issue of creating a paper trail for Georgia voters has waxed and waned since electronic balloting was introduced statewide in 2002, two years after Florida's fiasco of hanging chads, butterfly ballots and the unforgettable drawn-out suspense in the presidential election, finally concluded by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Decatur may test a paper trail for voting (Georgia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 24, 2005
DICK PETTYS The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight 24 September 2005
Atlanta (AP)?Georgia's touch-screen voting machines would be equipped to produce a paper trail to let voters verify their votes under legislation proposed Tuesday by a Republican state senator hoping to become the state's top election official.

Elections will cost counties    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 24, 2005
Paul Brooks Times Herald-Record 24 September 2005
The curse of the hanging chad is striking towns in the mid-Hudson. It could cost millions of dollars.

California must retain election transparency    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 24, 2005
OpEd Alameda Times-Star 24 September 2005
OUR elections are held to transfer political power between the voters and the government, not for the convenience of local election officials.

Miami County plans to avoid election mishaps (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 23, 2005
Nancy Bowman Dayton Daily News 23 September 2005

 Miami County election officials don't want any more Election Day nightmares. Election board members asked the staff Wednesday to come up with a plan by Oct. 3 on how the more than 300 new electronic voting machines will be deployed to 52 voting locations.



State hurries to meet federal voting machine requirements (Connecticut)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 23, 2005
Tobin A. Coleman The Stamford Advocate 23 September 2005
Connecticut is waiting to hear whether its lever-operated voting machines will be illegal in the 2006 elections.

Paper Trail Urged as E-Voting Fix    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 23, 2005
Kim Zetter WiredNews 23 September 2005
Efforts to secure the integrity of electronic-voting machines seemed to get a boost this week, but the debate over the best way to guard against election tampering remained at a fever pitch.

KC, county split on casting better ballots (Jackson Co., KS)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 23, 2005
DAVE HELLING The Kansas City Star 23 September 2005
Kansas City and Jackson County election officials are at odds over the purchase of thousands of new voting machines to replace aging punch-card ballots ?? the kind of system blamed for the Florida 2000 re-count fiasco.

State reinforces voting machine stand (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
Alison Hawkes Uniontown Herald-Standard 22 September 2005
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes reasserted Wednesday that 24 counties, including Fayette County, must spend millions of dollars to replace their decades-old lever voting machines with electronic ones by the end of the year, even if they'd prefer not to.

New voting machines won't cost county (Mineral Co., WV)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
MARLA PISCIOTTA Mineral Daily News-Tribune 22 September 2005
By the end of the year the Mineral County Clerk's office will receive the first HAVA voting machine. The federal government will be funding one HAVA touch screen for each of the 35 precincts in the county, plus one for the courthouse that will be used for early voting.

Fights Ensue Over Voting Machine Selection (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
Amanda Erickson Columbia Spectator 22 September 2005
As New York City gears up for the mayoral race on Nov. 8, the State and City Board of Elections are preparing for a much bigger challenge: figuring out what machines voters will use to cast their votes in the future.

Altmann Supports Paper Ballot Optical Scanner Voting Machines (Nassau Co., NY)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
Manhasset Press 22 September 2005
Nassau County Legislator Lisanne Altmann (D-Great Neck), announced her support for Paper Ballot Optical Scanner (PBOS) voting machines to become part of Nassau County's movement to comply with the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Altmann was joined by New York State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine; the Long Island Progressive Coalition; the League of Women Voters; Democracy for Long Island; and Reachout America.

Feds Order New Voting Terminals (Connecticut)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
John Voket Newton Bee 22 September 2005
First Selectman Herb Rosenthal was on the front lines today as state officials gathered to discuss ways state municipalities could either delay the replacement of, or seek outside revenue to fund the purchase of new electronic voting machines.

Registrar Says Bill Won?t Drive Up Election Costs (San Benito Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 22, 2005
Brett Rowland Hollister Freelance 22 September 2005
Hollister - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering whether to sign into law a bill that would require election officials to create a paper trail to audit the results of electronic voting.

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