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Feds OK paper ballots for Tuesday's city vote (San Antonio, TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Elizabeth Allen and Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express-News 01 June 2005
The city's June 7 runoff election was pre-cleared Tuesday by the Department of Justice, partly rendering moot a federal lawsuit by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which is seeking to force the city and county to use some electronic voting machines.

Voting machines under fire (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
The Associated Press 01 June 2005
MIAMI Miami-Dade County's elections chief has strongly recommended that its ATM-style voting machines be ditched for optical-scan ones that use paper ballots, another black mark for the devices that were billed as a way to avoid a repeat of the 2000 presidential-election fiasco.

New balloting system for voter confidence (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Opinion Miami Herald 01 June 2005
The snafus of the 2000 presidential election did worse damage to voting in Florida than merely tarnishing the state's image. The debacle undermined voter confidence in the accuracy of election results. Voter concern about whether every ballot cast actually will be counted continues today, even though punch-card voting machines villains of the 2000 election have been replaced statewide.

Utah decides on voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Arnie Rose Provo Daily Herald 01 June 2005
It's decided next year Utahns will be touching computer screens instead of punching ballots at the polls, but maybe not in Utah County.

Paper ballots will be used in June 7 runoff (San Antonio, TX)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express-News 01 June 2005
Next week's runoff election will go on as planned after a three-judge panel on Wednesday allowed the city to use paper ballots.

International Lottery & Totalizator Systems Signs Agreement With Election Systems & Software    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
Press Release ILTS 01 June 2005

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ On May 17, 2005, International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc. ("ILTS") (OTC Bulletin Board: ITSI - News) , acting through its wholly owned subsidiary, Unisyn Solutions, Inc., entered into an agreement with Election Systems & Software, Inc. ("ES&S") for ES&S to manufacture and distribute a Precinct Ballot Counter ("PBC") developed by Unisyn. Additionally, the PBC will be integrated with ES&S' vote tabulation and election management software. The agreement has an initial term of thirty-six (36) months and shall automatically renew for an unlimited number of one (1) year terms, unless either party provides written notice of its intent not to renew at least one hundred twenty (120) days prior to expiration of the then current term.



Judge to decide whether to extend deadlines (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press 01 June 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge planned to decide Thursday whether to approve an agreement to extend the deadlines for ion and certification of voting machine systems for 32 counties that have sued the state's chief elections official.

Judge to decide whether to extend deadlines (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 1, 2005
JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press 01 June 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge planned to decide Thursday whether to approve an agreement to extend the deadlines for ion and certification of voting machine systems for 32 counties that have sued the state's chief elections official.

Cook County, Ill., Chooses Both Optical Scan and Touch-Screen Technology for Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Government Technology 31 May 2005
Suburban Cook County voters will cast ballots in future elections by marking their choices with a pencil or pen instead of punching out chads with a stylus, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday.

New voting system would assure more orderly elections (Cook Co., IL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Editorial Daily South Town 31 May 2005
THE ISSUE: Cook County clerk proposes optical scan voting system to replace punch-card ballots, which are not always reliable.

Guest Viewpoint: Help stop irregularities in voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Carol McBrian TruthInVoting Eugene Register Guard 31 May 2005
On March 31, a group of university statisticians led by Josh Mitteldorf of Temple University issued a troubling report.

John Gideon & Ellen Theisen: Is HAVA Being Abused?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 31, 2005
VotersUnite.Org 31 May 2005
Section 222(e) of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) provides that the 2002 Voting System Standards adopted by the Federal Election Commission are deemed to be adopted by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) as the first set of voluntary voting system guidelines adopted under HAVA.

Paperless, touch-screen voting costs soar (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 29, 2005
TERE FIGUERAS NEGRETE The Herald 29 May 2005
MIAMI - Miami-Dade's controversial paperless voting machines cost taxpayers about $6.6 million to operate during November's presidential election - about twice what officials budgeted.

Electronic voting machines are the best choice for New York.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 29, 2005
Editorial Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 29 May 2005
(May 29, 2005) ? The Monroe County Board of Elections is smart not to wait around for the state Legislature to act on HAVA.

County to voting machines (Cayuga Co., NY)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 29, 2005
Liz Hacken / The Citizen 29 May 2005
When Cayuga County voters hit the polls this November, they will have to savor what may be their last time with the old lever-style machines.

Miami-Dade's elections chief urges new system (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 28, 2005
Chrystian Tejedor and Ihosvani Rodriguez South Florida Sun Sentinel 28 May 2005
After repeated embarrassing glitches at the polls, elections officials in Miami-Dade County have recommended scrapping the county's $24.5 million electronic voting system in favor of paper ballots with optical scanners.

Voting system change in Dade likely (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 28, 2005
NOAKI SCHWARTZ AND TERE FIGUERAS NEGRETE Miami Herald 28 May 2005
The Miami-Dade elections supervisor recommended switching from electronic voting machines to optical scanners, citing poor voter confidence and high costs.

Clerk: More personnel needed to meet mandate (Eddy Co., NM)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 28, 2005
Stella Davis Carlsbad Current-Argus 28 May 2005
CARLSBAD ? A new federal law requires that handicap accessible voting machines be placed in all polling places by 2006, which means more work and additional personnel for the county?s Bureau of Elections, a county official said.

Elections chief urges Miami-Dade to ditch touch-screen machines (Miami-Dade Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 28, 2005
The Associated Press 28 May 2005
Miami-Dade County's elections chief has strongly recommended that its ATM-style voting machines be ditched for optical scan ones that use paper ballots, another black mark for the devices that were billed as a way to avoid a repeat of the 2000 presidential election fiasco.

County opts not to join lawsuit (Clark Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 27, 2005
Springfield News-Sun 27 May 2005
The Clark County Board of Elections voted 3-1 against joining a lawsuit concerning voting machines against the Ohio Secretary of State?s office.

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