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Albany Closer to Agreement on New Voting Machines (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AL BAKER New York Times 22 June 2005
ALBANY, June 21 - State officials zeroed in Tuesday on a final agreement on a long-sought overhaul of New York's aging election system. The deal would pave the way for the replacement of the antiquated voting machines now prevalent throughout New York.

Board delays voting system (Forsyth Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Michael Hewlett Winston-Salem Journal 22 June 2005
The Forsyth County Board of Elections voted yesterday to keep its options open as it faces a looming deadline to buy new electronic-voting machines.

Missing ballots found, no change in results (Jamestown, RI)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Randal Edgar Providence Journal 22 June 2005
JAMESTOWN The 12 ballots that were missing in last week's election recount were found yesterday inside one of the voting machines.

More vote machine talk slated (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Volusia-Flagler County News-Journal 22 June 2005
With little separating Volusia County from a high-profile voting rights lawsuit, the County Council will meet again to discuss voting machines for people with disabilities.

Stand firm Diebold Deal Wrong For Volusia (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Editorial Volusia-Flagler News-Journal 22 June 2005
Four Volusia County Council members are under heavy-duty pressure to change their votes against paying nearly $800,000 for 210 voting machines equipped to help some voters with disabilities. These council members should stand their ground. The valid point is: Voters with disabilities deserve the same guarantees as ordinary voters the right to verify the accuracy of their votes before their votes are cast

Touch screen not best choice for disabled voters (Volusia Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
ALEDA J. DEVIES Opinion Daytona Beach News-Journal 22 June 2005
A key point seems to have been lost in the varying and various arguments for and against touch-screen voting machines. The spirit and intent of the accessible voting law are to allow every disabled person the opportunity to cast his or her vote in private. The key word in the preceding sentence is "every." It is not acceptable to accommodate some of the disabled community and expect the rest of us to live with "business as usual." That is discrimination, and it is not legal.

Blacks had 2 times the problems at polls in 2004 than whites, report states (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Associated Press 22 June 2005
COLUMBUS | Black voters reported twice as many problems at the polls than whites in the 2004 presidential election in Ohio, according to a new report by the Democratic National Committee.

In Ohio Vote, Woes, Yes, Fraud, No    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
James Dao New York Times 22 June 2005
WASHINGTON, June 22 - A five-month study for the Democratic National Committee found that more than one in four Ohio voters experienced problems at the polls last fall, , but the study did not find evidence of widespread election fraud that might have contributed to President Bush's narrow victory there.

Political junkies need not be night owls (British Columbia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
MARKUS ERMISCH Kamloops This Week 22 June 2005
Anxious observers of Kamloops politics can hit the sack earlier this election day than in past elections.

Bungling the vote (Ohio - DNC Report)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Farhad Manjoo Salon 22 June 2005
June 23, 2005  |  About 5 million Ohio citizens went to the polls on Election Day in 2004 and 28 percent of them more than a million voters, many of them African-Americans experienced some kind of difficulty casting a ballot. This statistic, perhaps not surprising to people who have been poring over irregularities in November's presidential vote, was highlighted in a comprehensive new report on Ohio's election, commissioned by the Democratic National Committee.

Flagler votes for touch-screens (Flagler Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
SCOTT WYLAND Volusia-Flagler News-Journal 21 June 2005
BUNNELL Touch-screen voting machines soon will be installed in Flagler County, despite critics lambasting the devices as unreliable because they don't create paper ballots that can be recounted.

Voting machine deadline waived (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
ELIZABETH BENJAMIN Times Union 21 June 2005
ALBANY State lawmakers reached a tentative deal Monday to give local boards of elections an extra year to replace their lever voting machines as required by the 2002 Help America Vote Act, setting New York up for a possible loss of millions of dollars in federal funding.

New voting machines purchased for county voters (Wise Co., VA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
AMBER LESTER Coalfield Progress 21 June 2005
Voters in Wise County will be using new voting machines at all of the county's 12 polling locations in November.

Optical scan voting fans seek support (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Erik Kriss Syracuse Post-Standard 21 June 2005
Supporters of optical scan voting machines that read paper ballots plan a county-by-county lobbying campaign as counties prepare to choose new voting systems.

Senators question e-voting paper trail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Grant Gross IDG News Service 21 June 2005
JUNE 21, 2005 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Calls for the U.S. government to mandate a voter-verified paper trail with electronic voting machines ran into opposition today from two powerful members of a Senate committee, with one senator objecting that a printout would discriminate against blind people.

From town meeting: Consider vote tabulating machines (Lincolnville, ME)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Tom Sadowski Opinion The Village Soup 21 June 2005
LINCOLNVILLE (June 21, 2005): Editor's note: The following remarks were prepared by Tom Sadowski for the Lincolnville Town Meeting on Saturday, June 18. He wished to respond to Article 35, which sought $6,500 to purchase a vote tabulating machine. The measure passed.

N.C. senators take up voting machine reform bill    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Associated Press 21 June 2005
RALEIGH, N.C. Senators complained Tuesday about a proposal that would require all voting machines in North Carolina to generate some kind of paper record of each ballot, saying counties may have to pay millions of dollars themselves for equipment upgrades.

Observers say Miami-Dade election supervisors? ouster was a quiet coup (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, June 20, 2005
Mc Nelly Torres South Florida Sun Sentinel 20 June 2005
When Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess appointed Lester Sola as the county's new supervisor of elections, it was with little fanfare.

Commissioners OK precinct changes (Sandoval Co., NM)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, June 20, 2005
Tom Treweek The Rio Rancho Observer 20 June 2005
The Sandoval County Commissioners voted to split four voting precincts in Rio Rancho at Thursday's meeting.

County gets nearly $1 million to make ballot upgrades (Napa Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, June 20, 2005
JAY GOETTING Napa Valley Register 20 June 2005
Napa County will get nearly $1 million in long-awaited federal funds to aid in the transition to electronic touchscreen voting machines, ramped up voter education efforts and improved access to voter registration rolls.

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