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Kerry says citizens need to pressure lawmakers for voting reforms    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 10, 2005
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press 10 April 2005
BOSTON Voters are frequently denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, U.S. Sen. John Kerry told a crowd of more than 100 in Boston on Sunday.

Even Iowa has room for improvement    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 10, 2005
Opinion Chet Culver 10 April 2005
owa?s good election system will be made even better as we embrace the spirit of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and use improved technologies that will allow Iowans to vote with machines that are accessible, have lower rates of error, and provide the confidence our voters deserve.

Don?t throw out perfectly good system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, April 10, 2005
Opinion Karen Fitzsimmons Scott County Auditor 10 April 2005
Let me begin by stating that I commend the federal government and the State of Iowa for their efforts to upgrade the process of voting nationwide and here in Iowa. Theirs has not been an easy task. The passage of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) will have a positive impact in countless communities nationwide, particularly those which have not stayed ahead of the curve, either because they felt no need to, or because they could not afford to.

Group takes look at electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
James Conmy The Citizens Voice 09 April 2005
The ELECTronic 1242 by Danaher Controls is the fourth electronic machine the committee has reviewed. It will be on display sometime in June when the county invites members of the public to sample all of the machines being considered.

Nashville conference discusses problems in electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
LAURA LUXOR The Tennessean 09 April 2005
Election reform advocates have gathered in Nashville this weekend to discuss problems with electronic balloting that occurred in last year's presidential election.

Floridians deserve a flawless voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
Opinion SANDY WAYLAND, Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition 09 April 2005
We are disappointed that Constance Kaplan, former Miami-Dade County supervisor of elections is taking the full blame for the failure of an inherently flawed election system. In June 2004, the Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition called on Gov. Bush to order independent audits of Florida's voting systems to determine whether they work properly. This would help increase voter confidence and show that state officials are doing everything possible to protect voters' rights

Uncounted ballots and election jokes keep coming    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
GREGORY ROBERTS Seattle Post-Intelligencer 09 April 2005

It's the election that will not die. There were the recounts, the felonious voters, the lawsuit, the unreconciled votes and the problematic provisionals, all before last week's embarrassing discovery of 93 absentee ballots still uncounted in their envelopes.



America?s Broken Electoral System    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
Miranda Spencer Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting March/April 2005
Throughout 2004, the ?swing state? of Ohio was in the media spotlight. Prior to the election, it was a site of alleged voter fraud and suppression; as Extra! reported (12/04), the news media tended to portray the charges as partisan ploys rather than significant threats to the electoral process.

Pierce County auditor changes ballot rules    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
AARON CORVIN; The Tacoma News Tribune 09 April 2005
Pierce County?s elections chief plans to adopt new measures to safeguard local elections following this week?s discovery of 14 ballots that were not counted in the disputed November election.

Election reform package not without its troubles    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
RACHEL LA CORTE / Associated Press 09 April 2005
In January, lawmakers and state officials promised to restore public confidence in the state's election system after the drawn-out governor's race melted down into a contested result still being challenged in the courts.

Prosecutor to probe Cuyahoga County recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 9, 2005
Stephen Dyer Akron Beacon Journal 09 April 2005
CLEVELAND - Erie County Prosecutor Kevin J. Baxter is investigating whether the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections broke the law in its recount of ballots from the November presidential election.

Voter ID supporters lack hard evidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
SPENCER OVERTON Opinion Atlanta Journal Constitution 08 April 2005
In Congress and about a dozen states, recent debates over proposals to require photo identification at the polls have fallen along partisan lines. Republicans generally support ID requirements and Democrats oppose them.

Touch screen OK not exactly a vote of confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
JAMES MILLER Volusia and Flagler News Journal 08 April 2005
DELAND Pleas for a paper ballot and a reminder from the 2000 presidential recount failed to sway the Volusia County Council Thursday.

Voting machines aren't trustworthy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
Sandy Wayland Opinion Legislative Chair Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition 08 April 2005
We are disappointed that the Miami-Dade County supervisor of elections is taking the full blame for the failure of an inherently flawed election system. The Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition in June called on Gov. Jeb Bush to order independent audits of Florida's voting systems to determine whether they are working properly, which would increase voter confidence, and that state officials are doing everything possible to protect the rights of voters. The response was that it was not our "goal ? to undermine voter confidence." The office of Secretary of State Glenda Hood followed with a statement that Florida has the most rigorous certification process in the country.

Security increased on voting results software    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
CARRIE LEVINE Charlotte Observer 08 April 2005
Mecklenburg elections officials are increasing safeguards on software they use to download election results, which they said should prevent a repeat of the incorrect early voting tallies they posted last November.

Require paper trail for votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
Des Moines REGISTER EDITORIAL BOARD 08 April 2005
Iowa is about to launch a $17.5 million overhaul of voting machinery that will change the way many voters cast ballots in future elections. This is a historic change, so we should get it right. A bill passed by the Iowa Senate is designed to assure that. The House should follow suit.

County voting system invalid    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
.D. Prose - Beaver County Times 08 April 2005
BEAVER - The Pennsylvania Department of State said Thursday that Beaver County's $1.2 million electronic touch-screen voting system is unreliable and can no longer be used, even in the primary election that is only five weeks away.

County scrambles for voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
JON STEVENS AND CARA HOST Reporter-Observer 08 April 2005
With barely a month before the May 17 primary, Greene County finds itself without a voting system.

Paper Makes a Comeback as Electronic Elections Spur Opposition    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
Bloomberg 08 April 2005
April 8 (Bloomberg) Meet the next big thing in paperless voting: paper.

Volusia will get paperless voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 8, 2005
Kevin P. Connolly South Florida Sun-Sentinel 08 April 2005
DELAND After a three-hour hearing punctuated by passionate debates about the fallibility of technology, Volusia County Council members Thursday reluctantly agreed to buy touch-screen voting machines, despite lingering concerns about the paperless system.

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