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County voting chief: Inquiry supports staff    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
KATHY GEORGE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER 14 March 2005
Embattled King County Elections Director Dean Logan has some new answers as he faces another round of tough questioning from County Council members today.

Paper or personnel problems?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
RICHARD VALENTY Colorado Daily 14 March 2005
The 2004 election counting process in Boulder County slowed to a grinding halt shortly after the polls closed Nov. 2. Bewildered election officials searched for reasons why.

Demand to follow vote act grows    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
Associated Press 14 March 2005
ALBANY - While machine manufacturers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying the state Legislature to bring ATM-style, touch-screen voting to New York, there is pressure mounting to consider a simpler technology.

The Pennsylvania Voters Coalition Releases Election Day 2004 Analysis    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
Pennsylvania Voters Coalition Press Release 14 March 2005
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14 /PRNewswire/ The Pennsylvania Voters Coalition (PVC) has released its Election Day 2004 Analysis which can be found on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania website at http://pa.lwv.org/. The report is based on thousands of reports from voters throughout the state to telephone help-lines. Despite national and state efforts under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) much more needs to be done to protect Pennsylvanians' right to vote. The report evaluates how the election system performed in several critical areas, identifies problems and makes recommendations for corrective actions.

Voter coalition critiques '04 election in Pa.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
PETER JACKSON Associated Press 14 March 2005
HARRISBURG, Pa. - 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.

Democrats! Paper "Trails" Aren't Good Enough. Count The Damn Ballots!    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, March 14, 2005
Lynn Landes Scoop 14 March 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.

Paper trail for voting not a cure    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 13, 2005
Editorial Athens Banner-Herald 13 March 2005
Georgians may be getting something more than an "I'm A Georgia Voter" sticker when they walk away from their voting machines, if proposed legislation making its way through the General Assembly earns approval of the state's lawmakers.

Pennsylvania counties fumble voting study    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 13, 2005
Tim Darragh Of The Morning Call 13 March 2005
County election offices representing close to half of Pennsylvania's registered voters failed to respond to a post-Election Day survey, hampering a first-ever federal assessment of voting in the United States.

Stop dawdling on federal election aid    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, March 13, 2005
Opinion Newsday 13 March 2005
The machinery of the State Legislature is even more clunky and outmoded than New York's lever-operated voting machines. These antiques are in danger of becoming as dysfunctional as the legislature that has failed to tap the federal dollars to replace them. That failure is way beyond unacceptable.

State sued over voting machine picks    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
WILLIAM TAYLOR The Baton Rouge Advocate 12 March 2005
A voting machine company filed suit Friday challenging its exclusion from the competition for a $49 million state contract.

L.A. re-inked votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
Troy Anderson and Rick Orlov Los Angeles Daily News 12 March 2005
Without informing mayoral challengers, Los Angeles City Clerk Frank Martinez ordered election workers Tuesday night to use blue highlighter pens to re-ink thousands of voters' ballots that had "bubbles" partially or faintly filled in, the Daily News learned Friday.

Bisignano makes runoff by 1 vote, at least for now    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
Kristin S. Agostoni The Daily Breeze 12 March 2005
Redondo Beach mayoral hopeful Gerard Bisignano started off his weekend with the reassuring news that one lonely vote earned him a spot in a May 17 runoff against former City Councilman Mike Gin.

Records raise new questions about 40 voters    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
Keith Ervin Seattle Times 12 March 2005
Forty voters who improperly put their provisional ballots through polling-site counting machines in King County during the Nov. 2 governor's election were credited with casting additional votes, county records released yesterday indicate.

More jumbled election numbers    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
GREGORY ROBERTS Seattle Post-Intelligencer 12 March 2005
A close accounting of King County polling-place records failed to resolve hundreds of discrepancies between the number of ballots cast and the number of voters who signed up to vote Nov. 2, elections officials acknowledged yesterday.

About 600 Medford ballots cast in November ignored    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 12, 2005
Marshfield News-Herald (Wisconsin). By Jake Rigdon. March 12, 2005
MEDFORD - About 27 percent of all votes cast in Medford during the Nov. 2 election were not counted because a programmer improperly set the device that records the ballots, officials say.

Volusia balks at paperless voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 11, 2005
JAMES MILLER News-Journal 11 March 2005
When Volusia County elections officials had to recount votes after the 2000 presidential election, they had ballots they could hold in their hands.

County vetoes touch-screens    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 11, 2005
Kevin P. Connolly Orlando Sentinel 11 March 2005
DELAND Foes of paperless voting scored a surprising victory Thursday after County Council members derailed plans to buy 210 touch-screen machines for disabled voters in Volusia a move that could reverberate across Florida as a deadline looms.

Democracy is stronger if more citizens participate    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 11, 2005
JANE EISNER Mississippi Sun Herald 11 March 2005
There's no right to vote enshrined in the Constitution, but it's certainly enshrined in the national psyche. We moan when voter turnout declines, and exult when other nations - most recently Iraq - use the ballot box to shape their political destinies.

Orlando mayor, judge surrender in election probe    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 11, 2005
MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press 11 March 2005
ORLANDO Mayor Buddy Dyer, his campaign manager, a Circuit Court judge and a campaign consultant to both officials surrendered Friday on a felony charge that they paid for the collection absentee ballots.

Add voting machine paper trail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Opinion Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 March 2005
Despite some criticism, Georgia's standardized electronic voting machines have proved a major improvement over the hodgepodge of obsolete methods that sometimes produced unreliable results in past elections. But the time is nearing when the state's 24,500 touch-screen machines can ? and should ? be made even better by equipping them with printers that crank out a tangible record of every ballot cast.

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