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Registrars, Town Clerk Concerned About Electronic Voting Costs (Connecticut)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
John Voket Newtown Bee 05 May 2005
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," seems to be the mantra coming from Newtown officials who are waiting patiently as the state decides what to do about the apparent impending implementation of new electronic voting terminals. While both the Republican and Democrat registrars of voters and the town clerk understand the need to bring greater accountability to the voting process, all have stated they will hate to see the day existing decades-old mechanical voting machines are retired.

New Voting Machines.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 5, 2005
ABCNews4.com. May 5, 2004. By: NeYama Duncan
Charleston, SC - New voting machines make their mark on the Lowcountry.

Get voting machines that work best for Utah    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Opinion Kathy Dopp Daily Herald 04 May 2005

How about this for irony? Utah residents apparently don't get much of a say in a decision that affects their right to have their own votes counted. Instead, it looks like those decisions will be made based on what is best for a few lobbyists, not what is best for Utah.



Voting machine vendor protests    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Associated Press 04 May 2005
COLUMBUS - A voting machine maker that sued the state over a decision by its chief elections official that allows counties to buy touch-screen electronic machines only from a rival company is running out of time to present its system to state officials, a lobbyist for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said Tuesday.

County changes to mail-in elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Steven J. Barry Port Townsend Leader 04 May 2005
After a heated public comment session Monday morning, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted to forego the use of traditional polling stations in the county and switch to elections using all mail-in ballots.

How Will New Yorkers Vote?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Marnie Eisenstadt Syracuse Post-Standard 04 May 2005
The voting machines with the plaid curtains and red levers will be looking for new jobs come 2006 there's no question about that. The question is what will replace them, and the company with the answer stands to make millions

Paper Trail - A last-minute law change puts the future of paper-ballot voting up in the air.(Utah)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
by Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly 05 May 2005
A law just passed by Utah?s Legislature says in no uncertain terms the state?s next batch of voting machines will come equipped to ?produce a permanent paper record.? Problem is, it may result in nothing of the sort.

Washington Citizens Unite to Pass Voter-Verified Paper Record Bill    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Press Release VotersUnite.Org 04 May 2005
Port Ludlow, WA. May 4, 2005. VotersUnite.Org is very happy to announce the end of a successful and long fought campaign to help ensure accurate and verifiable elections in the state of Washington. Yesterday, May 3, Governor Christine Gregoire signed ESSB-5395 into law. This bill guarantees a voter verified paper ballot on all electronic voting machines used in the state. It also requires an audit of 4% of those machines.

Elections chief proposes 8.6% budget increase.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, May 4, 2005
TCPalm.com. May 4, 2005. By Jim Turner, staff writer.
STUART ? The supervisor of elections office has proposed an 8.6 percent budget increase to pay for maintenance on its 767 electronic voting machines and to mail new voter registration cards to more than 100,000 voters in the next fiscal year.

New voting machines to make official debut (Orangeburg Co., SC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
TUCKER LYON The Times and Democrat 03 May 2005
Consider it a sort of dress rehearsal for the new touchscreen voting system that will be used throughout Orangeburg County in various municipal and school board elections later this year.

Group: Many New York votes disqualified (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
YANCEY ROY The Journal News 03 May 2005
ALBANY ? A quarter of a million New Yorkers were forced to vote on paper ballots last fall ? and more than 150,000 had their votes disqualified because of disputes with a local election board, a new report showed yesterday.

Rocking the voting machines (Johnson Co., IA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Patrick Davis - The Daily Iowan 03 May 2005
Johnson County voters may cast ballots on touch screens, and election officials may tabulate results via Internet as early as the fall elections.

Pearl turnout reported low; problems mar voting in Jackson's Precinct 36 (Hinds Co., MS)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Cathy Hayden The Clarion-Ledger 03 May 2005
Things started smoothly at 7 a.m. at Jackson's Ward 1 Precinct 36 at McLeod Elementary, but a few minutes after voting started touch-screen machines started going down. Within minutes all four were down.

County ready to voting (Johnson Co., IA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Deidre Bello Iowa City Press-Citizen 03 May 2005
Johnson County officials have more money to shop for new voting machines this month to bring equipment in line with federal regulations before local school board elections.

Diebold touts voting security (Summit Co., IA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Carl Chancellor Akron Beacon Journal 03 May 2005
With the deadline looming for a final decision on new electronic voting machines, the Summit County Board of Elections is still weighing its options.

IN OUR VIEW Close your eyes, spend the money (Utah Co., UT)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Utah Daily Herald 03 May 2005
As Utah election officials an electronic voting system for compliance with the Help America Vote Act, Utah County officials are clinging desperately to old-fashioned punch-cards.

Voting-machine maker sues Blackwell    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Julie Carr Smyth Cleveland Plain Dealer 03 May 2005
Columbus- Voting-machine maker Election Systems & Software sued Ohio's elections chief Monday, claiming he delivered a virtual monopoly to Diebold Inc. last month that breaches his deal with ES&S.

Pratt still satisfied with touch-screen voting (Greene Co., PA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Cara Host Observer-Reporter 03 May 2005
WAYNESBURG ? Even after the UniLect Patriot voting machines, which were previously used in Greene County, failed two recent examinations, local officials remain advocates of the touch-screen system.

Computerized Voting is on its Way Here (Connecticut)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Danielle Sherry Shore Publishing 03 May 2005
The world of gigabytes and megahertz will soon be infiltrating Connecticut's electoral process, and many state residents are concerned about the costs and reliability of the new technology. According to Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, every Connecticut polling station will have at least one computerized voting machine in place by November 2006 to comply with the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

Commentary:Instant Runoff Voting Held Up by Diebold (California)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, May 3, 2005
LAURENCE SCHECHTMAN The Berkeley Daily 03 May 2005
Is the Diebold Corporation, famous for hackable, paperless voting machines, trying to strangle election reform in Berkeley? Or are they merely greedy, lazy and incompetent?

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