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Senate Passes Election Reform    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 17, 2005
Andy Lenderman Albuquerque Journal 17 March 2005
The Senate early Wednesday approved New Mexico election law changes that call for voter identification and "paper trails" from electronic voting machines.

Voting machines need an immediate upgrade to optical    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 17, 2005
Opinion The Saratogan 17 March 2005
The lever voting machine should become a thing of the past, the League of Women Voters of New York contends.

Bill requiring special voting machines vetoed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 17, 2005
Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press 17 March 2005
Legislators won't try to override Gov. Haley Barbour's veto of an elections bill that dealt with handicapped-accessible precincts.

Save Our Democracy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 17, 2005
John Irwin FreePress 17 March 2005
For the last several decades, the corporate establishment, because of their control of the media, gained more and more control of the country. However, after the 2000 election, which won voter fraud in Florida and by the bizarre action of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, a great mobilization took place that was aimed at winning the next election. The accomplishments of this mobilization were phenomenal. A coalition of traditional democrats, old lefties, and new activists matched the tremendous 150 million dollar war chest accumulated by the Republicans. Theirs came from corporations and rich donors, ours mostly from small donations from more ordinary people. Then, we register millions of new voters?mothers, minorities, and young people?and they voted.

State to join ballot probe    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 17, 2005
Troy Anderson and Beth Barrett Los Angeles Daily News 17 March 2005
The California Secretary of State's Office announced Wednesday that it will investigate why City Clerk Frank Martinez changed the software on the voting system used in Los Angeles' mayoral primary without state approval one of several steps he took that slowed the count and raised questions about the integrity of the process.

Not seeing the same picture    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Opinion Dan Carpenter Indianapolis Star 16 March 2005
Bill Crawford has been winning elections for 33 years as a state representative, and he says he can't recall an instance where anybody tried to vote as somebody he wasn't.

Wood County gets good financial news on election front    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
PAMELA BRUST The Parkersburg News and Sentinel 16 March 2005
PARKERSBURG - Wood County officials let out a sigh of financial relief after West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland announced the state is going with the optical scan voting system instead of the more expensive touch-screen option.

Lawmakers consider changes to voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Tom Grace The Daily Star 16 March 2005
State legislators are trying to resolve how New York will comply with the federal Help America Vote Act, but they have not decided which kind of voting machine residents will use.

New county voting system required by 2006    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
James Faulk The Times-Standard 16 March 2005
New county voting system required by 2006: Supes: 'Sanctity of vote' important in search for replacement system

Elections Board Announces Examination of Election Process by Election Science Institute    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Press Release Votewatch and Franklin Co., OH 16 March 2005
The Franklin County Board of Elections announced today that it was launching an independent examination into the election process used in last November's presidential election. The aim is to conduct a thorough review of the Board's strengths and weaknesses in the wake of the much-scrutinized Bush-Kerry presidential contest in Ohio, and enact changes guaranteeing maximum transparency and accountability in future elections.

Federal election monitors note a few problems in L.A.?s election last week    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
JEFFREY ANDERSON LA Weekly 16 March 2005
Los Angeles? well-documented failure to make elections accessible for immigrant voters prompted a visit from the U.S. Department of Justice to monitor last Tuesday?s city election. Among the complaints heard by the Civil Rights Division: lack of bilingual assistance, late poll openings and poorly trained or rude poll workers.

Utahns can help test ballot machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Josh Loftin Deseret Morning News 17 March 2005
Before asking voters to cast legitimate ballots on new voting machines for legislators, congressmen and president, Utah election officials will test the machines in a sparring match between some presidential heavyweights.

About 660 votes cast without verification    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
GREGORY ROBERTS SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER 15 March 2005
King County election returns likely included close to 660 provisional ballots that were tabulated in November without the required verification of voter eligibility, county election Director Dean Logan said yesterday.

Hahn wants to know why ballots re-inked    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Rick Orlov Los Angeles Daily News 15 March 2005
Mayor James Hahn questioned on Monday why the City Clerk's Office hand-sorted ballots on election night so workers could re-ink ballots that might have been marked too faintly to be counted accurately by machine.

Report: Pa. vote process flawed, needs to improve    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Peter Jackson Associated Press 15 March 2005
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania needs to streamline its voter-registration system, simplify its absentee balloting process, and train poll-workers better, according to a coalition of advocacy groups that sifted through thousands of voter complaints from November's presidential election.

Tally of mishandled ballots grows    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Keith Ervin Seattle Times 15 March 2005
King County election workers counted as many as 660 provisional ballots in the governor's election before the eligibility of those voters was checked, Elections Director Dean Logan said yesterday.

Thurston County mulls switch to vote-by-mail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Brad Shannon The Olympian 15 March 2005
Thurston County election officials are weighing whether to ask voters if they would rather convert the county's election system to an all vote-by-mail system like Oregon's.

Largest Investors in Electronic Voting Companies are Defense Contractors    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Peter Phillips Bella Ciao 15 March 2005

Democracy Fails: Corporations Win Democracy in the United States is only a shadow in a corporate media cave of deceit, lies and incomplete information. We stand ignorant of what the powerful are doing in our name and how the corporate media ignores key issues affecting us all.



Primary vote in August wins House approval    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Brad Shannon The Olympian 16 March 2005
Just four days after the Senate rejected it, lawmakers in the state House agreed almost unanimously Tuesday to move Washington's primary to August in a bid to help out military voters.

For Voting Machines We Can Trust (4 Letters)    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
Letters to the Editor New York Times 14 March 2005

To the Editor:  Re "Virtues of Optical-Scan Voting" (editorial, March 9):



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