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The Secretaries Revolt    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 25, 2005
John Fund Wall Street Journal 25 April 2005
DeForest "Buster" Soaries is resigning this week after a tumultuous stint as the first chairman of the Election Assistance Commission, an obscure federal agency that some want to have increasing power and influence over how the 50 states conduct elections. Let's hope Mr. Soaries's departurecombined with the fact that the EAC will go out of business this year unless Congress reauthorizes itgenerates a national debate over just how much we want our elections run from Washington.

Failing the Electoral Standards    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 25, 2005
Andrew Gumbel The Nation 25 April 2005
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has been monitoring elections in emerging democracies ever since the fall of the Berlin wall, but now it has done something different and uniquely controversial. It has turned its attention to the United States, issuing a report that highlights numerous areas in which this past November's presidential and Congressional elections failed to meet international standards.

Vote Fraud Theorists Battle Over Plausibility    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 25, 2005
Terry M. Neal Washington Post 24 April 2005
After my recent column on President Bush's popularity woes, a torrent of e-mail flooded in from angry Democrats insisting that Bush's relative lack of popularity only reinforced their belief that the 2004 election was stolen.

Van gives voters a look at touch screen machines (Orangeburg Co., SC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 24, 2005
GENE ZALESKI The Times and Democrat 24 April 2005

Hanging chads, pregnant chads, dimpled chads. No chads is the rallying cry for Orangeburg County election officials as the county seeks to welcome the latest in touchscreen voting technology later this year.



Bartlett tells Duplin waiting on new voting machines wise (Duplin Co., NC)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 24, 2005
Bonnie Edwards Goldsboro News-Argus 24 April 2005
KENANSVILLE Duplin County officials were wise not to rush out and buy new voting machines until new federal standards are in place, says the executive director of the state Board of Elections.

Voter verification critical for touch-screen machines (Opinion)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 24, 2005
SUSAN PYNCHON Daytona Beach News Journal 24 April 2005
I am appalled that Secretary of State Glenda Hood and state elections officials have been promoting touch-screen voting machines with all the enthusiasm of hired salespeople, in spite of mounting evidence that these machines have failed miserably in elections nationwide.

The ballot question remains unanswered (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 24, 2005
J.D. Prose Beaver County Times 24 April 2005
HARRISBURG - The touch-screen voting system used by Beaver County repeatedly failed Friday to register the fingertip touches of an examiner during a sometimes-tense retest that will determine whether the system is certified in the state.

Pierce had vote foul-up, too (Pierce Co., WA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
GREGORY ROBERTS Seattle Post-Intelligencer 23 April 2005
If misery loves company, beleaguered King County elections workers may be pleased to know that their counterparts in Pierce County ran into problems of their own handling pesky provisional ballots in the 2004 election.

Georgia Gov. Signs Voter ID Bill Into Law    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
Ellen Barry, Los Angeles Times 23 April 2005
ATLANTA ? Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Friday a bill requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification, an issue so emotional for black legislators that they staged a walkout from the Capitol this spring.

Electronic voting coming soon to South Dakota    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
Celeste Calvitto, Rapid City Journal 23 April 2005
South Dakota is on track to receive electronic touch-screen voting machines and optical-scan ballot counters by the end of this year, Secretary of State Chris Nelson said Friday.

South Dakota reaches deal for touch-screen voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
TERRY WOSTER Sioux Falls Argus Leader 23 April 2005
PIERRE - Secretary of State Chris Nelson said Friday he has reached a $4.6 million deal with an Omaha company to supply touch-screen voting machines for every South Dakota county.

Did early closures affect BOE outcome? (Salem, NJ)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
PHILIP SEAN CURRAN Today's Sunbeam (NJ) 23 April 2005
SALEM Two voting machines were turned off an hour early at a Salem polling station during the Tuesday school elections, city and election officials said this week.

Lawmakers In Albany Struggle To Come Up With Voting Reform Plan (New York)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
Kristi Berner NY1 News 23 April 2005
New York is the only state in the nation that doesn't have a plan to modernize voting procedures. But it's no surprise old-style politics is keeping state lawmakers from reaching an agreement, even with $$200 million in federal funding in jeopardy.

Bowie County committee picks e-voting vendor (Texas)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 23, 2005
GREG BISCHOF Texarkana Gazette 23 April 2005
NEW BOSTON, Texas-After a full month of study, the Bowie County Voting Systems Committee voted Friday to one of four electronic voting systems vendors to supply the county with equipment before next year's elections.

Task force seeks earlier primary in presidential years (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
Alison Hawkes, For the Herald-Standard 22 April 2005
HARRISBURG - The state's primary election should be moved from May to early March in presidential years to give Pennsylvania greater weight in national elections, according to a task force convened by Gov. Ed Rendell to broadly review the state's election law.

Woman's quest to decertify voting system succeeds (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
J.D. Prose - Beaver County Times 22 April 2005
NEW SEWICKLEY TWP. - Sheila Green said she never wanted to be a crusader against Beaver County's electronic voting system, but county officials just wouldn't heed her warnings.

Call for instant runoffs may prove costly (Alameda Co., CA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
Guy Ashley ContraCosta Times 22 April 2005
A growing movement in favor of instant-runoff voting in Alameda County is being thwarted by the manufacturer of the county's electronic voting machines, critics charged.

Coalition wants to radically alter Ohio's elections (Ohio)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
T.C. Brown Cleveland Plain Dealer 22 April 2005
Columbus - Voters in November could see three issues on the ballot aimed at radically changing the future of elections in Ohio.

State reviews voting machines a second time    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
MARC LEVY Associated Press 22 April 2005
HARRISBURG, Pa. - For two weeks, Jack Gerbel has criticized the state's decision to decertify his company's touch-screen voting machines from use in Pennsylvania.

House overwhelmingly votes to pass final election reform bills    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 22, 2005
RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press 22 April 2005
The House overwhelming voted Friday to pass the two major bills of an election reform package, which had been held up by a battle over how voters should identify themselves at the polls.

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