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Lawmakers poised to let counties choose voting machines (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 10, 2005
MICHAEL HILL Associated Press 10 May 2005
ALBANY, N.Y. After protracted negotiations over how best to modernize New York's voting booths, a key legislative committee is poised to let counties choose on their own.

State board approves Diebold (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 10, 2005
John McCarthy Associated Press 10 May 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state board on Tuesday approved Diebold Election Systems' touch-screen voting machines for use in Ohio. The state elections chief still must sign off on the machines, which a rival company is trying to block in court.

Ballot legislation helps ensure voter confidence (West Virginia)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, May 9, 2005
Hedda Haning and Julie Archer Opinion 09 May 2005
Members of the Legislature and Secretary of State Betty Ireland are to be commended for their support of legislation requiring a paper ballot for any electronic voting machine used in West Virginia. Requiring a voter-verifiable paper ballot is the simplest way to provide election officials with a paper backup to recover voters? intents and protect the integrity of our elections.

Discrepancies found in votes, signatures    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 8, 2005
NOAKI SCHWARTZ AND JASON GROTTO Miami Herald 07 May 2005
A study by a member of the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition found frequent discrepancies between the number of votes cast and signatures collected by poll workers in the November general election.

Voters in some counties going back in time (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 8, 2005
Jerry Storey Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 08 May 2005
It's back to the future for Greene County in the May 17 primary election with a combination of hand-marked but machine-read ballots replacing a controversial electronic touch-screen system.

Push to replace voting machines spurs confusion    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, May 8, 2005
Jim Drinkard USA Today 08 May 2005
WASHINGTON ? Election officials across the nation are scrambling to meet a Jan. 1 deadline to replace outmoded voting machines with equipment that is supposed to be more accurate. But a controversy over the reliability of computerized voting machines continues to cloud their decisions.

No vote yet on touch-screen machines (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Julie Carr Smyth Cleveland Plain Dealer 07 May 2005
Columbus - After it was touted as the only voting machine around that has passed all the pivotal state and federal tests, Diebold's new touch-screen device ran into a snag Friday.

Editorial: Mail-in voting merits a look (Ventura Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Editorial Ventura Coounty Star 07 May 2005
Ventura County politicians looking for votes may soon hear residents saying, "The ballot is in the mail." Under Assembly Bill 867 winding its way through the Legislature, Ventura County would be one of seven counties in the state to conduct elections entirely by mail. If approved, AB867 would do away with polling places and voting booths and, instead, require all voters to either mail their ballots to the elections division or deliver them to designated -off locations.

New York slows to embrace new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 7, 2005
YANCEY ROY The Journal News 07 May 2005
ALBANY ? They're cheap, easy to store and provide voters peace of mind, advocates say. So why haven't New York lawmakers rushed to embrace a new type of pencil-and-paper voting machine called the "optical scan?"

Diebold machine held up by state regulators (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Associated Press 07 May 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Less than a week before a certification deadline imposed by the secretary of state, Diebold's new touch-screen voting machine still has not been approved by the state.

Primary 2005: Greene voters to get paper ballots (Greene Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, May 7, 2005
Crystal Ola Post-Gazette 08 May 2005
Regardless of whether the state recertifies its voting machines in time for the May 17 primary, Greene County voters will be marking paper ballots.

Count the ways state is dysfunctional (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 6, 2005
RICHARD KIRSCH Opinion AlbanyTimesUnion 06 May 2005
Before the governor and Legislature go too far in crowing about an on-time budget removing the "most dysfunctional" label, they should hold on. Proof positive: New York is the only state in the nation that hasn't put in place a plan to reform its way of counting votes, implementing a new federal law that was enacted following the 2000 presidential vote counting disaster in Florida. If that's not dysfunctional, what is?

Public involved in voting machines ion (Utah)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 6, 2005
Gary R. Herbert Lt. Gov. of Utah Opinion Provo Daily Herald 06 May 2005
I read with interest the recent article in the Daily Herald by Kathy Dopp of Utah Count Votes. Let me set the record straight.

Election officials OK touch screens (Lucas Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 6, 2005
Toledo Blade 06 May 2005
The Lucas County Board of Elections yesterday chose touch-screen machines with paper receipts as the voting equipment of choice.

Elections office getting e-voting machines (Osceola Co., FL)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, May 6, 2005
Marvin G. Cortner Osceola News-Gazette 06 May 2005
Osceola County?s share to upgrade its voting equipment with 115 touch-screen machines to comply with Florida statute is $154,266.

Voters find optimal efficiency with optical scan (Michigan)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
Macaul Dinges The Western Herald 05 May 2005
For more than 600 counties in Michigan, mid-April signified the finalization of second-round purchase orders by the state to introduce the optical scan voting system.

Albany must act to help N.Y.ers vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
Editorial NY Daily News 05 May 2005
After the Bush-Gore meltdown in Florida in 2000, Congress set new election standards and came up with money to help states upgrade their voting systems. Four years later, New York is the only state that has failed to comply with the law, putting $220 million in federal funds at risk.

Gridlock risks $219M in voting-reform funds (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
JOHN MORENO GONZALES NewsDay 05 May 2005
ALBANY State lawmakers resuscitated the debate for voting reform yesterday, faced with a use-it-or-lose-it deadline to spend $219 million in federal funds to implement the measures before the 2006 elections.

Paper ballots return to Beaver County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
Brian David, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 05 May 2005

It's a nightmare no one in Beaver County wants to repeat. In November 1993, the voters chose Joe Zupsic to man the Center Township district justice office. Or maybe they didn't.



Few election problems reported (Lucas Co., OH)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
ERICA BLAKE Toledo Blade 05 May 2005
Thousands of paper ballots may have slowed up tabulating the results of special elections in Lucas County Tuesday, but the money saved on renting electronic machines was worth the time, elections officials insisted yesterday.

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