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Beaver County delays testing leased ballot counting machines (Beaver Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 14, 2005
Brian David, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 14 May 2005
Friday the 13th could hardly come and go without taking a chunk out of beleaguered Beaver County elections officials.

Elections chief touts wins, gaffes (Colorado)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 14, 2005
Susan Greene Denver Post 16 May 2005
Secretary of State Donetta Davidson, who has been widely criticized for fumbling Colorado election rules, said Thursday that her successes - and her mistakes - help qualify her to become one of the nation's top election officials.

Mandate to replace voting machines raises concern (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 14, 2005
Richard Robbins Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 15 May 2005
County election officials are expressing increasing concern about a federal government mandate to replace levered voting machines and to upgrade other types of voting apparatus in time for the spring 2006 primary election.

Optical scan voting: Albany can't decide, so Tompkins should (Tompkins Co., NY)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 13, 2005
Editorial The Ithaca Journal 13 May 2005
In one move on Tuesday, state lawmakers delivered bad news and good news to those interested in making sure that future elections run smoothly in this state.

?Pro bono? becomes $2.2 million (Duval Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 13, 2005
Mike Sharkey Jacksonville Daily Record 13 May 2005
In 2001, the American Association of People with Disabilities filed suit against the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Office over voting machines which, in essence, allow blind people to vote without the assistance of anyone.

Hamilton Co. joins voting machine suit (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 13, 2005
Cindi Andrews Cincinnati Enquirer 13 May 2005
Hamilton County is joining a suit against Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell that seeks more time and more choices for county election officials picking voting machines.

Campaign Notebook: City will switch to paper ballots for June 7 runoff    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 12, 2005
San Antonio Express-News 12 May 2005
City officials have decided to use paper ballots in the June 7 runoff, City Clerk Leticia Vacek said Wednesday. Bexar County Elections Administrator Cliff Borofsky said the cost difference between machine and paper ballots is about $200,000.

Voting machine acquisition process questioned (Louisiana)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 12, 2005
JOHN LaPLANTE The Baton Rouge Advocate 12 May 2005
The head of a civic group Wednesday questioned the process of picking new voting machines for Louisiana elections.

Election Reform Victories Increase Voter Confidence (Colorado)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 12, 2005
Opinion Kansas City infozine 12 May 2005
Colorado Common Cause Commends Legislature's Passage of Voting Reforms Looks Forward to the Governor Signing Both Bills

Counties join lawsuit seeking delay of voting machine certification    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 12, 2005
Associated Press 12 May 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two counties have joined a voting-machine maker's lawsuit against Ohio's elections chief and more were expected by Friday's deadline.

Board delays 3rd Blackwell-mandated decision on voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 12, 2005
Nick Claussen The Athens News 12 May 2005
The Athens County Board of Elections delayed its decision on new voting machines for the county on Wednesday, and voted to ask the Athens County Commissioners for extra funding to buy the machines.

S.A. may return to paper ballots for runoffs    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Elizabeth Allen San Antonio Express-News 10 May 2005
Less than a week after wrapping up the smoothest election yet using the county's electronic voting system, county officials learned Tuesday the city may go back to the old paper ballot method for the June 7 runoffs.

AccuPoll Receives 2002 Federal Election Commission Voting System Standards Certification    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Press Release 11 May 2005
TUSTIN, Calif.(BUSINESS WIRE)May 11, 2005AccuPoll Inc. (OTCBB:ACUP), a developer of Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems, today announced receipt of certification under the 2002 Federal Election Commission Voting System Standards. As a result, AccuPoll becomes the first vendor of an end-to-end voting system featuring a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) to be certified under the more stringent 2002 standards.

County election board opts for paper trail (Porter Co., IN)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
MATTHEW VAN DUSEN Northwest Indiana Times 11 May 2005
Porter County election officials ed on Tuesday $1.5 million worth of new voting machines and equipment that will replace the obsolete punch-card ballots but still provide a paper trail to protect against election tampering and computer error.

Ohio panel certifies 1st touch-screen voting machine    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
JIM PROVANCE Toledo Blade 11 May 2005
COLUMBUS - An Ohio elections panel yesterday certified the state's first and only touch-screen voting machine equipped with a paper-backup receipt system, despite the fact it had yet to win federal approval.

Approval of voting machine disputed (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Reginald Fields and Julie Carr Smyth Cleveland Plain Dealer 11 May 2005
A state regulatory board on Tuesday approved a new Diebold touch-screen voting machine for Ohio voters, although the device lacks all the state's requirements.

Albany Leaves Choice of New Voting Machines to Counties (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
MICHAEL COOPER New York Times 11 May 2005
ALBANY, May 10 - State lawmakers said Tuesday that they have agreed not to agree on what kind of new voting machines the state should buy to comply with new federal guidelines to modernize its equipment after the 2000 election. Instead, they said, they would let each county choose what type of machine to buy.

The Machines of Politics, Well Greased (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 11, 2005
JOYCE PURNICK New York Times 12 May 2005

LET the games begin! No, not the Olympics. Another kind of game in New York, which in some ways has higher stakes - the ion of 20,000 new voting machines for the state.



Blackwell put off decision on machines (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Julie Carr Smyth Cleveland Plain Dealer 10 May 2005
Columbus- Secretary of State Ken Blackwell knew for more than a month that he would impose the January voting-machine decree that sent machine vendors and county elections boards scrambling.

Protecting Every Vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Bangor Daily News 10 May 2005
Wednesday could be a crucial day for Maine's approaching decision on what sort of voting machines it should have. A work session is scheduled for LD 1026, An Act to Provide Uniform Voter Verification and Recount requirements for Voting Machines.

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