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Smartmatic: all things connected (Venezuela)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, August 14, 2005
Aleksander Boyd VCrisis 14 August 2005
 The Florida register of companies contains details of the board of directors of Smartmatic Corporation, which is formed by Antonio Mugica, Alfredo Anzola, Antonio Mugica Rivero, Roger Pi?ate, Antonio Mugica Sesma and Luis Feliu [1]. Its principal place of business is 1001 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, STE D, Boca Raton, FL 33487. The company's history in Venezuela dates back to seven years ago when the venture was "the Research and Development Unit of Panagroup in Venezuela" (sic) and in "2000 we realized the true impact of our technology in the growing device-networking market, and we emerged as an independent company" (sic) [2]. The Miami Herald reported on Friday May 28, 2004 [ F2 EDITION]:

Report: Elections officials complain of pressure to buy products (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, August 14, 2005
Associated Press Akron Beacon-Journal 14 August 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Officials with some of Ohio's county elections boards say representatives of a voting machine maker tried to strong-arm them into buying the company's products, a newspaper reported.

Then there were three (Luzerne Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, August 13, 2005
PAUL KRUPSKI The Standard Speaker 13 August 2005
USA - WILKES-BARRE - The committee charged with recommending new voting machines for use in Luzerne County in 2006 narrowed its choices Friday to three models, a small touch-screen machine and two full-faced-lever models in the style of the county's current machines.Members of Luzerne County's Electronic Voting Machine Committee agreed to meet Oct. 7 to finalize its recommendation.

New voting machine uncontested (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
Brandon Keat Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW 12 August 2005
The list of electronic voting machines approved by the state for next year's elections has grown to one with a deadline looming for counties to order the new systems.

Time's running out (Mercer Co., WV)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
Bluefield Daily Telegraph 12 August 2005

Clock ticking on new Mercer voting process. The clock is ticking to for West Virginia to get its voting machines in compliance with federal regulations. Let's hope we'll be ready.



Panel deadlocks over voting machines (Alabama)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
SALLIE OWEN Mobile Register 12 August 2005
MONTGOMERY A state election panel deadlocked again Thursday, continuing uncertainty for counties that must upgrade voting machines by next year to conform with a federal mandate.

Hinds: No new voting machines for us (Hinds Co., MS)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
Chris Joyner Clarion-Ledger 12 August 2005
Hinds County, the state's largest, said Thursday it will keep its touchscreen voting machines and not accept new machines offered by the secretary of state's office.

Voting machine purchase plans ensure integrity (Mississippi)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
Fran Leber Mississippi LWV Opinion The Clarion-Ledger 12 August 2005
The integrity of the vote is essential to a functioning democracy. For people to govern themselves, they must have access to the voting booth and know that their vote, once cast, will be counted equal to any other vote cast in each election.

Old county election problems ending; new ones begin (Columbia Co., WI)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 12, 2005
PAUL FERGUSON Beaver Dam Daily Citizen 12 August 2005
PORTAGE -After recent elections marked by troubles with ballot-counting machines, Columbia County is scrapping its system.

Carteret County to use paper ballots for October elections (Carteret Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Jannette Pippin New Bern Sun Journal 11 August 2005
BEAUFORT - Carteret County will return to hand-counted paper ballots for the upcoming fall elections.

Wait And Hurry Up (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Elizabeth Cady Brown Long Island Press 08/11/2005
The "hanging chad" debacle of 2000 showed Americans that voting machines can eat, add, misread or mistabulate ballots with ease. So in 2002, the federal government passed the $3.8 billion Help America Vote Act (HAVA), setting national standards for voting equipment and providing states with hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade voting technologies.

Carteret County to use paper ballots in next election (Carteret Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Associated Press 11 August 2005
Carteret County, where more than 4,400 votes were lost in last fall's elections because of a programming error, will return to paper ballots for this fall's elections, the local elections board decided.

State likely to meet deadline on voting machines, Ireland says (West Virginia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Phil Kabler Charleston Gazette 11 August 2005
Secretary of State Betty Ireland said Wednesday she?s confident the state will meet a Jan. 1, 2006, deadline to have voting systems in all 55 counties that comply with federal Help America Vote Act requirements.

State: Counties to meet deadline on voting systems (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Nancy Petersen Philadelphia Inquirer 11 August 2005
HERSHEY - State election officials said yesterday they were confident that counties would be able to meet the end-of-the-year deadline for purchasing new electronic voting systems that meet federal standards.

Freeholders delay casting ballot on voting machines (White Twp, NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
SARA LEITCH The Express Times 11 August 2005
WHITE TWP. Freeholders on Wednesday postponed a vote to set aside more than $1.6 million to pay for new electronic voting machines, saying they needed more information on the machines including the ways they would be serviced and delivered to polling places.

Blind gain new voting option (Vermont)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Nancy Remsen Burlington Free Press 11 August 2005
Richard Erickson is legally blind. He can no longer read an election ballot. To vote at the polls, someone must read the ballot to him and he must say aloud his voting choices.

Ballots to have paper trail (Mississippi)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Chris Joyner Clarion Ledger 11 August 2005
Mississippi's new touchscreen voting machines will come equipped with a paper trail, Secretary of State Eric Clark announced Wednesday.

Board plans to demonstrate voting machines (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
Tom Grace The Daily Star 11 August 2005
The Otsego County Board of Elections plans to have a demonstration of voting machines for the public and county board in late September.

Clark, Diebold agree on printers (Mississippi)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
LEESHA FAULKNER Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 11 August 2005
TUPELO - Lee County Administrator Ronnie Bell continued to crunch numbers and field telephone calls Wednesday afternoon in an examination of Secretary of State Eric Clark's offer of voting machines.

Kimble: 'Mother of security holes' in state voting system (Arizona)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 11, 2005
MARK KIMBLE Tuscon Citizen 11 August 2005
Electronic scanners that Pima County uses to count votes have "the mother of security holes" that can be exploited by someone with "mediocre technical ability."

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