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TWENTY-THREE U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS SIGN ON TO    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
News Release VelvetRevolution 21 March 2005
Sending a clear signal to the nation's voting machine companies, 23 U.S. House of Representative members signed on to a letter authored by Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. John Conyers demanding transparency and accountability from the private companies which now run the public function of America's electoral system.

Strategies in governor's contest now clearer    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
GREGORY ROBERTS Seattle Post Intelligencer 21 March 2005
Dead people voted. Some felons cast ballots although their rights were not restored. And then there were legal votes possibly not counted.

Congress should leave elections to the states    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
Rebecca Vigil-Giron San Francisco Chronicle 21 March 2005
It has become quite fashionable to introduce federal legislation that changes the way we administer elections in this country. Members of this Congress have sponsored 10 election-reform bills since January. The problem with the new legislation, however, is that it has already been done.

Understanding the difference between paper ballots and paper audit trails    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
Gary Beckwith Columbus FreePress 21 March 2005
With all the pending legislation in Congress designed to fix our electoral system, it is important for concerned citizens to learn and understand just what the bills would require and what they wouldn't.

November 2004 Elections Do Not Represent a Full and Fair Vote Tally    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
Bob Williams and Lynn Harsh Evergreen Freedom Foundation 21 March 2005
Free and fair elections are indispensable to political freedom. Unfortunately, the election process in our state has been badly compromised, beginning a number of years ago according to some reports.

Blackwell tells panel election went smoothly    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
JOHN McCARTHY Associated Press 21 March 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's chief elections officer said Monday that Ohio's presidential election went as smoothly as possible, given the resources available and some last-minute interpretations by state and federal courts.

Up for the Count    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 21, 2005
Editorial Washington Post 21 March 2005
MARYLAND VOTERS will never know for sure whether their election choices last year were recorded correctly and the same uncertainty could haunt them next year if lawmakers again fail to address a serious defect in the touch-screen voting machines used throughout the state. When functioning properly and the state elections administrator, Linda H. Lamone, insists that nearly all the machines did work last time they are said to be as accurate as they are efficient. But without a paper trail showing each vote cast, who's to know? And what about the machines that did freeze or had mechanical problems? Voters should not have to take it on faith; yet as it stands, there is no way to conduct a solid recount or audit.

Optical scanners should be wave of the future    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 20, 2005
Editorial Troy Record 20 March 2005
The lever voting machine should become a thing of the past, the League of Women Voters of New York contends.

Let voters chart future of elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 20, 2005
Opinion The Olympian 20 March 2005
Now is a perfect time for Thurston County voters to decide whether to switch to all-mail elections.

Legislature approves election reform bill    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 19, 2005
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN New Mexican 19 March 2005
SANTA FE - An election reform bill backed by Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the Legislature with just hours remaining in the annual session.

ID bill could make Georgia unique in turning away voters    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 19, 2005
Mike Billips Macon Telegraph 19 March 2005
A bill to require voters to present photo identification at the polls before casting a vote would give Georgia the country's most restrictive voter ID law.

Audit: State voter system left information vulnerable    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 19, 2005
Detroit Free Press 19 March 2005
LANSING, Mich. (AP) State databases with confidential information from registered voters and driver's licenses in Michigan were not adequately secure and were vulnerable to computer hackers, state auditors said in a report released Friday.

PERSPECTIVE: Election reform proposals ignite clash over states rights    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Malia Rullon Associated Press 18 March 2005
WASHINGTON - As Congress considers possible election reforms in light of another close presidential race, a fight is shaping up between lawmakers who want national standards and state officials, who maintain that running elections is a state right.

Martinez's folly    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Opinion Los Andgeles Daily News 18 March 2005
City, state must thoroughly investigate mayoral election breakdown

Herald Poll: Touch screen voting in Utah?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Opinion Provo Daily Herald 18 March 2005

Like it or not, voters, Utah's punch-card ballots are probably going away. Under the Help America Vote Act, it's just about time for Utah and other states to put away the Votamatics and the paper ballots and go electronic. It's coming sooner than you think 2006 is the federal deadline.



New Briefing on Provisional Voting: "Solution or Problem? Provisional ballots in 2004"    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
electionline.org 18 March 2005
Whether a provisional ballot was counted in last year's election depended nearly as much on where you lived as your status as a voter. A new report by the nonpartisan and non-advocacy electionline.org found that differing practices around the country in issuing and counting provisional ballots led to wide variations in the numbers fail-safe of ballots distributed and counted.

States, counties quarrel over election rules; deadline approaches    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
John McCarthy Associated Press 18 March 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Federal rules intended to improve voting have sparked repeated quarrels between states and counties over ballot counting and equipment as time runs out for compliance with the election law.

Opposition mounts to photo ID voting requirement    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Associated Press 18 March 2005
A Republican attempt to require picture IDs before people vote would put up barriers to a basic right, Georgia's top elections official said Friday.

Governor pulling for voter ID bill    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Mary Beth Schneider Indianapolis Star 18 March 2005
Gov. Mitch Daniels said today he's hoping that the legislature does not again dissolve into partisan inaction, as lawmakers in the House prepare to vote on a controversial measure to require voters to show photo IDs at the polls.

Newspaper report: 82 felons voted in Nov. 2 election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 18, 2005
Associated Press 18 March 2005
MILWAUKEE - At least 82 felons voted illegally in November's presidential election, a newspaper reported.

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