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County voting machines to print receipts (Hudson Co., NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 15, 2005
KEN THORBOURNE The Jersey Journal 15 July 2005
Roughly 600 electronic voting machines purchased by Hudson County last year will have to be retrofitted to supply voters with paper receipts to comply with a new state law, county officials said.

N.J. to get e-voting paper trail, but not until 2008    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 15, 2005
Todd R. Weiss ComputerWorld 15 July 2005
ULY 15, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - New Jersey has passed a new law mandating voter-verifiable paper trails for electronic touchpad voting machines, but election reform advocates in the state are pressing ahead with legal action because the new requirement doesn't take effect until Jan. 1, 2008.

Carteret tosses voting system (Carteret Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
JANNETTE PIPPIN Jacksonville Daily News 14 July 2005
BEAUFORT - The Carteret County Board of Elections has notified county and state officials that it no longer plans to use the county's electronic voting system and alternate plans for voting machines need to be made before the upcoming municipal elections.

Hearing set in touch screen suit (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
JAMES MILLER Daytona News-Journal 14 July 2005
Attorneys representing Volusia County pointed to its history of tight election races and recounts on Wednesday for their opposition to touch-screen voting machines.

Opponents square off in vote fight    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
Kevin P. Connolly Orlando Sentinel 14 July 2005
DELAND Attorneys for Volusia County defended the County Council's opposition to touch-screen voting machines, saying in a court filing Wednesday that such devices are "adverse to the public interest" because they don't produce paper ballots.

Messing up N.C.'s vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
Joyce McCloy in The News&Observer 14 July 2005
WINSTON-SALEM In North Carolina's 2004 general election, Carteret County was the victim of a single computer error that threw out over 4,500 votes. To prevent a failure of this magnitude from occurring again a bipartisan committee convened for several months this winter, hearing testimony from election officials, computer experts and citizens.

Warren edges closer to electronic voting (Warren Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
SARA LEITCH The Express Times 14 July 2005
WHITE TWP. Freeholders took their first step toward electronic voting in Warren County on Wednesday with a vote to allocate $1.725 million to buy and support electronic voting machines.

Lee supervisors uncertain about voting machines (Lee Co., MS)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
LEESHA FAULKNER The Daily Journal 14 July 2005
TUPELO - Lee County supervisors aren't sure they want to participate in a statewide initiative for touch-screen voting machines.

After long delay, voting machines may be in county's near future (Athens Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
Nick Claussen Athens NEWS 14 July 2005

It appears likely that Athens County will have new voting machines at some or all of its polling locations in November. While the Athens County Board of Elections did not make any decisions on Wednesday about when the new voting machines will be implemented, three of the four members said they favor at least putting new voting machines in some, and possibly all, of the locations.



Freeholders approve voting machine funds (Essex Co., NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
PAUL BRUBAKER The Monclair Times 14 July 2005
The Essex Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously approved a $7.5 million bond ordinance to buy new voting machines at the Hall of Records in Newark on Wednesday, July 13, but not before a surprise pact was made between Essex County Superintendent of Elections Carmine Casciano and Montclair voting-rights advocate Katherine Joyce.

Borofsky resigns as elections administrator Bexar Co., TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 14, 2005
Elizabeth Allen San Antonio Express News 14 July 2005
Bexar County Elections Administrator Cliff Borofsky resigned today to take the same post in Williamson County.

Commissioners OK electronic voting machine buy (Denton Co., TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
DAVE MOORE Denton Record-Chronicle 12 July 2005
Some voters who cast ballots in the Nov. 8 election at six Denton County polling places will do so electronically, with machines that don't produce a paper trail.

New program could wind up costing local taxpayers (Chippewa Co., WI)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
ROD STETZER Chippewa Herald 13 July 2005
Kathy Bernier isn't against people voting. Her job as county clerk depends on her winning votes. But Bernier says local tax-payers will be shortchanged under a federal program designed to allow the blind and the quadriplegic to vote without assistance.

For S.L. County, 'democracy just got a lot more expensive' (Salt Lake Co., UT)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Derek Jensen The Salt Lake Tribune 13 July 2005
 Ensuring integrity in elections will be costly for Salt Lake County. To comply with the Help America Vote Act, the county, later this year, will upgrade from punch cards to 2,817 electronic Diebold machines. The federal government will foot that $10 million bill.

E-voting: paper trail versus transparency    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Jay Lymon NewsForge 13 July 2005
In the heat of major political campaigns and elections, we hear a lot about electronic voting and the fight over their accuracy and trustworthiness. However, it is now between elections that the real work gets done. While experts have placed transparency through open source systems and software high on the list of requirements for trustworthy elections, the debate over a verifiable voter paper receipt has recently overshadowed all other issues. Experts indicated while both printed paper backups and open code are key components to reliable and trustworthy electronic voting, openness may be suffering from lack of attention and support.

All Bark and No Bite (Maricopa Co., AZ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
John Dougherty Phoenix New Times 13 July 2005

I have no faith in the ability of Maricopa County to conduct fair and accurate elections. It's now appallingly apparent that County Attorney Andrew Thomas is skirting the serious problems gripping the Maricopa County Elections Department.



New voting machines coming... (Adams Co., IN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 13, 2005
ERIC MANN Decatur Daily Democrat 13 July 2005
Adams County officials are two or three weeks away from purchasing 70 new voting machines for the county at a price tag of almost $287,000 all to be paid by the federal government.

Bidding reopened for voting machines (Louisiana)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Ed Anderson The Times-Picayune 12 July 2005

BATON ROUGE The state will reopen bidding on a contract for at least $47 million worth of new voting machines today , using more simplified guidelines for up to seven companies to submit proposals, Commissioner of Elections Angie LaPlace said Monday.



Residents invited to view voting machines county may buy (Luzerne Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 12, 2005
James Conmy The Citizens Voice 12 July 2005
Electronic voting machines being considered for mandated county implementation will be on display in the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents are asked to sample the machines and offer feedback to a committee, whose members will be on hand throughout the day.

Polling decision will cost $1.67 million (Snohomish Co., WA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Jeff Switzer Everett Herald 12 July 2005
The price tag to keep Snohomish County's polling places open has gone up, jumping from $1 million to $1.67 million to reflect ongoing costs, according to a report issued Monday.

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