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Brown Co., IN - Officials working to make polls accessible    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Judy Shipley Brown County Democrat 19 April 2005

Local officials are making sure the county?s 12 polling sites meet state standards. Through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the county has received $44,000 through grant money to purchase machines for its voters with disabilities. The machines will allow people with hearing, sight or physical disabilities to make voting marks by pushing a button. They also come with an earphone that explains ballot choices in a step-by-step process that shows the voter their votes after each ion and then leads the voter to their next choice.



Culver announces funds for new county voting machines (Pottawattamie Co., IA)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 19, 2005
TIM ROHWER The Daily NonPareil 19 April 2005
Pottawattamie County will receive about $470,260 for new voting machines and other improvements for the election process from the Help America Vote Act, Secretary of State Chet Culver said Monday.

Ballot cover invention may help the blind vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 19, 2005
JAYNE MATTHEWS Belleville News-Democrat 16 April 2005

It looks like a cardboard T-shirt. Since Nov. 16, it's been known as U.S. Patent No. 6,817,516 B2. Madison County voters won't think of the two-sided ballot sleeve as a new invention because they've been using it for four years to protect the secrecy of their computer ballots.



Unacceptable UniLect (Pennsylvania)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Press Release American Voter 18 April 2005
UniLect is trying to reverse the decertification and will be in Harrisburg on April 22, 2005 (to demonstrate that they can now hide undervotes). We need to put a stop to the use of this system if the Commonwealth doesn't abide by its valid decision to decertify.

OUR OPINION: COUNTIES SHOULD SWITCH TO OPTICAL SCAN VOTING    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
Miami Herald 18 April 2005
Face it, the touch-screen electronic voting machines used by Broward and Miami-Dade counties are more trouble than they're worth, which is a lot. Miami-Dade paid $24.5 million for the iVotronic system. But both counties should face the hard truth and replace the electronic machines with optical scanners. The latter provide what the former cannot: a paper trail, voter-error prevention and more reassurance that all votes will be counted.

E-voting May Face Recall in Florida County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
Marc L. Songini ComputerWorld 18 April 2005
APRIL 18, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Ongoing technical glitches are prompting election officials in Florida's Miami-Dade County to consider scrapping a $25 million investment in electronic voting systems.

Local elections board to vote yet again on new voting-machine system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
Nick Claussen The Athens News 18 April 2005
The Athens County Board of Elections soon is expected to vote a third time on new voting machines for the county, and voting machines could be in place in time for the November election.

Federal elections hampered by machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
WILL LESTER Associated Press 18 April 2005
WASHINGTON - Federal elections are still hampered by inadequate voting machines, outdated registration and poor training of poll workers despite a 2002 law passed to improve the system, witnesses told a special commission led by former President Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

Carter and Baker agree major parties want wide access, voter integrity in elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
WILL LESTER Associated Press 18 April 2005
WASHINGTON - Former President Carter and one-time Secretary of State James A. Baker on Monday rejected the notion that Democrats and Republicans have different interests in who gets to vote.

Capitol Watch: Move the primary vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, April 18, 2005
Opinion Seattle Post-Intelligencer 19 April 2005
Considering the hubbub over last November's election, lawmakers' failure to enact all the needed substantial election reform legislation is a stunning case of dereliction of duty.

Costs force counties to look at voting precincts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 17, 2005
Opinion The Daily Nonpareil 17 April 2005
Some counties may reduce the number of voting precincts in response to the federal mandate that will force them to buy new voting equipment.

A Vote for Paper    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 17, 2005
Editorial Syracuse Post-Standard 17 April 2005
For several years, state legislators have been wooed, wined and dined by politically connected lobbyists working for the nation's largest voting-machine manufacturers.

Back to the e-voting drawing board?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 17, 2005
Chris Graham Augusta Free Press 17 April 2005
The question on the minds of those in the electronic-voting machine know in Augusta County in recent days has been ... will we still be able to use the UniLect Patriot e-voting machines that were supposed to be ready for the November state elections in the wake of what has been transpiring in Pennsylvania?

Touch-screen voting machines to get retest    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 16, 2005
Brandon Keat Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW 16 April 2005
Voters in Beaver, Greene and Mercer counties might be able to use touch-screen machines in next month's primary after all.

County looking at new voting equipment to hold 2006 'big ballot'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 16, 2005
Bill Dries Memphis Commercial Appeal 16 April 2005
Shelby County is about to spend nearly $5 million on new voting machines to handle a huge August 2006 ballot.

End Ohio's voting machine debate    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 16, 2005
Editorial Cincinnati Enquirer 16 April 2005
Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell's decision Thursday to let counties opt for electronic touch-screen voting machines - along with his negotiation that netted the state a lowest-in-the-nation price for counties to buy the devices - is a welcome move to ease Ohio's continuing controversy over vote technology.

Voting machines get second look    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 16, 2005
Cara Host Observer-Reporter 16 April 2005
WAYNESBURG ? The state outlawed the use of Greene County's electronic voting machines last week, but on Friday, the Department of State decided to give them another look.

Counties to get choices on voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
John McCarthy Associated Press 15 April 2005
COLUMBUS ? Electronic voting machines re-emerged Thursday as an option for local elections boards that must approve new systems in time for next year?s May primary.

Blackwell aide says low figure was negotiating ploy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
John McCarthy Associated Press 15 April 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Turns out the state's plea that it couldn't afford electronic touch-screen voting machines was a negotiating ploy - and one that paid off.

Diebold's touch-screen system OK'd    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
Erika D. Smith and Lisa A. Abraham Akron Beacon Journal 15 April 2005
Ohio voters will get their hands on Diebold touch-screen voting machines after all.

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