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Ohio picks computer voting with paper trail Computer voting plus paper tab given OK    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
Mark Naymick The Cleveland Plain Dealer 15 April 2005

Voters across Ohio will soon face a computer screen when they step into a voting booth. Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell on Thursday cleared the way for county election boards to replace punch-card and other paper-ballot voting systems with a touch-screen computer system that produces a paper receipt.



State deal to give Lucas County free touch-screen vote machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
FRITZ WENZEL Toledo Blade 15 April 2005
Touch-screen voting machines appear to be on their way to Lucas County at no cost to county coffers.

Bill reworking election process back to House    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
Associated Press 15 April 2005
The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that makes it easier for counties to switch to all-mail voting, though opponents argued that it will take away people's right to vote at the polls.

Pa. gives 2nd chance to maker of banned voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
PETER JACKSON Associated Press 15 April 2005
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania officials, who banned the UniLect touchscreen voting system last week, said Friday they will give the company another chance to prove the device is reliable.

UniLect Unelected as Computer Voting Method, Thanks to Local Voter    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 15, 2005
MARTY LEVINE Pittsburgh City Paper 14 April 2005
If Pennsylvania officials had listened to Sheila Green, the state would have fixed its electronic voting problem in Beaver and other local counties back in October.

Greene County forced to use paper ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
Josh Krysak, Uniontown Herald-Standard 14 April 2005
WAYNESBURG - After the convenience of a touch-screen computer for the last six years, this election season, Greene County voters will have to once again pencil in the candidate of their choice.

Renewing voters' rights    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
Editorial Boston Globe 14 April 2005
THE VOTING Rights Act turns 40 this year and enters an embattled middle age. It's time to renew the promise of the law's youth.

County awaits word on e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
Les Mahler Tri-Valley Herald 14 April 2005
STOCKTON ? San Joaquin County election officials could know by next week if they can use their touch-screen voting machines again.

Alameda County registrar to take state appointment    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
Thaai Walker Knight-Ridder 14 April 2005
California's new Secretary of State continued to overhaul his office Wednesday, announcing he has named Alameda County's well-regarded elections chief to a newly created executive post that will oversee the state's election process.

Counties will be allowed to buy touch-screen voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press 14 April 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's elections chief on Thursday reversed an earlier directive that counties can buy only optical-scan voting machines to get federal money, after negotiating a deal that will allow electronic touch-screen machines with paper printouts.

Jackson Jr. calls for voting rights    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
John Misinco The Brown and White 14 April 2005
Americans have no federal constitutional right to vote, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. told a crowd in Packard Auditorium on Monday evening, during this year?s Tresolini Lecture in Law.

Fate of $25M e-voting system in Miami-Dade dangling    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
Marc L. Songini ComputerWorld 14 April 2005
APRIL 14, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Ongoing technical glitches have prompted elections officials in Florida's Miami-Dade County, famous for the hanging-chad controversy in the disputed 2000 presidential election, to consider scrapping a $25 million investment in the county's electronic voting system in favor of optical scanning gear.

Senate passes bill making it easier for counties to switch to all-mail voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 14, 2005
RACHEL LA CORTE / Associated Press 14 April 2005
The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that makes it easier for counties to switch to all-mail voting, though opponents argued that it will take away people's right to vote at the polls.

Voter identification bill heads to governor    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
JENNIFER WHITSON Courier & Press 13 April 2005
INDIANAPOLIS - A bill to require Hoosiers to show a government-issued picture identification to vote is on its way to Gov. Mitch Daniels, who will most likely sign it into law.

Doubts fuel touch-screen voting debate in Broward, Miami-Dade    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Ihosvani Rodriguez South Florida Sun-Sentinel 13 April 2005
Mired again in controversy, Miami-Dade County's touch-screen voting machines could be on their way out.

Washington state suit wants vote machines opened    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Reed Stevenson Reuters 12 April 2005
An electronic voting machine maker is battling a voter rights advocate in Washington state who wants to force the company to reveal the machines' software blueprint.

Democrats! Paper ?Trails? Aren?t Good Enough. Count The Damn Ballots!    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Lynn Landes Columbus Free Press 13 April 2005
After the 2004 election I thought I would barf if I heard one more Democratic pundit or politician lament the lost election and blame it on the party's "message".   As grassroots activists across the country reported thousands of election irregularities and voting machine "glitches" that overwhelmingly benefited Bush, the Democratic leadership seemed unusually willing to look the other way.  John Kerry quickly conceded, former President Carter attended Bush's ignoble inauguration, and Bill Clinton now pals around with Bush the First. 

County auditor: Keep voting equipment    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
David Heitz Quad Cities Times 13 April 2005
The message directed at Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver by several voters, poll workers and the Scott County auditor was clear Tuesday night: Leave the county?s voting equipment alone.

County's vote chief in line for state post Alameda Co. chief of voting promoted    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Ian Hoffmann Oakland Tribune 13 April 2005
Secretary of State Bruce McPherson has reassigned California's chief elections overseer and is expected as early as this morning to name Alameda County Registrar of Voters Brad Clark as a replacement.

Digital voting machines a great step, but where's the paper trail?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Editorial The Houston Courier 13 April 2005
Our View: Digital voting is great, but without a real paper trail future elections could lead to mass voter distrust of the system - and possible fraud

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