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Make election safeguards passed in N.Y. law of the land across U.S.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Avery Beer Guest Essayist Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 12 July 2005
July 12, 2005) ? Last month, I was among about 250 citizens from across the nation who lobbied for the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2005 (HR 550), legislation that would mandate a voter-verifiable paper trail on all new electronic voting machines across the country. Most of us had never before

Elections board still split on new system (Washington Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Justin McIntosh Marietta Times 12 July 2005
Washington County Board of Elections officials are still split over which voting system the county will use in 2006 elections even after several citizens and poll workers made their almost unanimous opinion known to the officials Monday.

Touch-screen voting (Flagler Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 11, 2005
Editorial Daytona News-Journal 11 July 2005
In the last week of June, Peggy Rae Border, Flagler County's Supervisor of Elections, requested and received $173,000 from the County Commission to buy 43 touch-screen voting machines, one for each of the county's 38 precincts. The machines won't replace Flagler's optical-scan voting system but add to it to give some disabled people the opportunity to vote privately. The machines are manufactured by Diebold Elections Systems Inc. And they produce no paper trail. If the machines malfunction at election time, there is no way to verify an electronically recorded vote against printed proof. The only verification system is the machine's own computer memory chips.

Will New York be ready for the 2006 election?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 11, 2005
JEFFREY T. ZAINO Guest Column Buffalo News 11 July 2005
In a very short period of time, New York faces a monumental task of not only introducing new voting technology to comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) but also retraining thousands of poll workers.

Touch-screen or scan: That's voting panel's choice    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 9, 2005
Anthony Man South Florida Sun-Sentinel 09 July 2005
Arthur Anderson is taking a step toward making good on a centerpiece of his campaign for supervisor of elections: reducing public distrust of Palm Beach County's election equipment. Ultimately, it could lead to printers for touch-screen voting machines.

Volusia hires attorney in voting suit (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 8, 2005
JAMES MILLER Daytona News-Journal 08 July 2005
DELAND The County Council agreed Thursday to use an outside attorney to represent Volusia in a federal voting rights lawsuit filed earlier this week.

In Praise of E-Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 8, 2005
Sonia Arrison Commentary TechNewsWorld 08 July 2005
Fears that the machines will cause problems help to ensure proper precautions, but these fears can be overblown. Unlike paper ballots, in the history of DREs, no one has found any evidence of the machines being used for fraudulent purposes. Most businesses and government departments have upgraded their systems using new technology, so it only makes sense to America's voting process as well.

Activist to meet with Codey staff re: voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 8, 2005
PAUL BRUBAKER The Montclair Times 08 July 2005
Montclair voters? rights advocates who said that they have been stonewalled by the state Attorney General?s office on Essex County?s pending conversion to digital record electronic (DRE) voting machines are scheduled to get the ear today of acting Gov. Richard Codey?s assistant chief of staff.

Florida county in legal fight over e-voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 8, 2005
Marc Songini Computer World 08 July 2005
ULY 08, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A Florida county's refusal to purchase specialized voting machines that comply with handicap access laws has put it in the cross hairs of the state?s attorney general and handicap rights groups.

Activists Urge California To Not Use Diebold Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 8, 2005
The Daily Review Coastal Post 08 July 2005
SACRAMENTO-As California rolls toward a train wreck with federal and state laws, voting activists told state elections officials that Diebold and its voting machines aren't welcome along for the ride.

Fall election the last for punch-card voting here (Cabarrus Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 7, 2005
RONNIE GLASSBERG Charlotte Observer 07 July 2005
Get ready to say goodbye to the punch-card ballot in Cabarrus County.

E-Vote Guidelines Need Work    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 7, 2005
Kim Zetter Wired News 07 July 2005
In an effort to keep pace with changing technology and address widespread security concerns about electronic voting machines, the federal government has released new guidelines for voting systems.

An Introduction to E-Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 7, 2005
Kim Zetter Wired News 07 July 2005
In municipalities across the country, election officials are employing computerized voting machines in lieu of paper ballots.

No excuse for foot-dragging on fair elections (New Jersey)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 7, 2005
Martin L. Haines Opinion Asbury Park Press 07 July 2005
Justified concerns about the fairness and accuracy of voting ma- chines used throughout the country reflect an election crisis. The central problem: the absence of a paper trail reflecting individual votes cast, which will permit voters to double check their votes before they are recorded while permitting meaningful recounts.

Officials rework bid process for La. voting machine contract (Louisiana)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 7, 2005
Associated Press 07 July 2005

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? State officials are scrapping the first bid process for a $47 million voting machine contract, issuing another, more detailed request for bids and asking companies to submit new proposals ? causing at least a month of delays.



Blind voters sue, demand touch-screen vote machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 6, 2005
James Miller Daytona News-Journal 06 July 2005

The other shoe fell emphatically in Volusia County's touch-screen voting drama Tuesday. Seeking to overrule a County Council decision not to buy touch-screen voting machines, the National Federation of the Blind and its Florida affiliate sued in federal district court in Orlando.



Blind voters challenge Volusia    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Kevin P. Connolly Orlando Sentinel 06 July 2005
DeLAND A leading national advocacy group for the blind, its Florida affiliate and five blind residents from Volusia County filed a federal suit Tuesday in the first legal challenge sparked by the County Council's refusal to buy disability-accessible touch-screen voting machines.

Electronic voting chief ed (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Mc Nelly Torres South Florida Sun-Sentinel 06 July 2005
Miami-Dade County election officials have hired the head of a computer firm that served as a subcontractor for Election System & Software Inc., the vendor for the county's touch-screen voting system.

Speaker backs optical scan voting (Schuyler Co., NY)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 6, 2005
BROOKE J. SHERMAN Elmira Star-Gazette 06 July 2005
Schuyler County Administrator Timothy O'Hearn joined more than 30 other people Tuesday night in Elmira to hear about the choices New York counties will face when they purchase new voting machines.

Voting machine plan's 'complex' (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 6, 2005
FRANK LOMBARDI New York Daily News 06 July 2005
No, ERMA's not some femme fatale involved in municipal hanky-panky. ERMA is the acronym for the very unsexy-sounding Election Reform Modernization Act.

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