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Elections system's safeguards effective    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Opinion Cathy Cox Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 March 2005
Among the goals we have for elections ? accuracy, security, fairness and accessibility ? we undoubtedly must include public confidence. Although 90 percent of Georgians surveyed last year said they were confident their vote would be accurately counted, we'd love to push that level of approval even higher.

Ferrer Adviser Is Being Paid to Lobby the Legislature Against Paper Ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
MICHAEL SLACKMAN New York Times 10 March 2005
The chief political adviser for Fernando Ferrer accepted a $120,000-a-year contract last month to lobby state lawmakers to block passage of legislation in New York that would require voters to use paper ballots.

Voting machine purchase presents dilemma    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
JAMES MILLER Daytona Beach News-Journal 10 March 2005
After years of waiting, Volusia's visually impaired voters are on the verge of getting the equipment they need to vote independently.

Voting choice Delay purchase of touch-screen machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Editorial Daytona Beach News-Journal 10 March 2005
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall is between a rock and a hard place. State law says she has to provide 179 machines one for each precinct for voters with disabilities by July 1. At the same time, the Florida Division of Elections says she has to purchase a state-certified machine for these voters one she believes is inferior to the county's current system or face criminal penalties.

Sequoia Voting Systems and Smartmatic Combine to Form Global Leader in Electronic Voting Solutions    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Press Release Sequoia 10 March 2005
Sequoia Voting Systems and Smartmatic Combine to Form Global Leader in Electronic Voting Solutions

Voting machine maker bought    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Nicholas Yulico Inside Bay Area 10 March 2005
OAKLAND ? Sequoia Voting Systems, a major U.S. electronic voting machine maker, has been purchased for $16 million by the company that supplied voting machines for last year's elections in Venezuela.

Board of Elections still waiting for decision on new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Nick Claussen Athens News 10 March 2005
In a case of true irony, the decision on new voting machines for Athens County could be delayed because the Athens County Board of Elections may have voted improperly.

Teresa Heinz Kerry - Hacking the "Mother Machine"?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Thom Hartmann Common Dreams 10 March 2005
"Two brothers own 80 percent of the [voting] machines used in the United States," Teresa Heinz Kerry told a group of Seattle guests at a March 7, 2005 lunch for Representative Adam Smith, according to reporter Joel Connelly in an article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Connelly noted Heinz Kerry added that it is "very easy to hack into the mother machines."

Republicans maneuvering to get Voting Rights Act killed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 10, 2005
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Columbus Free Press 10 March 2005
Beware the stranger bearing gifts. Or as the law teaches, caveat emptor, buyer beware. Look before you leap. All these warnings apply to the emerging Republican positioning on the Voting Rights Act.

Voting machine bills may advance    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Steven T. Dennis Maryland Gazette 09 March 2005
ANNAPOLIS ? Support for a major upgrade to the state's electronic voting machines appears to be growing in the House of Delegates, while the state has ordered Diebold to investigate why some of its machines failed on Election Day.

Virtues of Optical-Scan Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Editorial New York Times 09 March 2005
New York is on the verge of ing its next generation of voting machines. The Legislature appears poised to do one important thing right: to require that touch-screen voting machines produce voter-verifiable paper records. But it is in danger of doing another important thing wrong: giving short shrift to optical-scan voting, the most reliable and cost-effective of the current technologies. As it finalizes voting machine legislation, Albany should ignore lobbyists for high-priced voting machines and come out strongly for optical-scan machines.

Deadline looms to repair voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Opinion Poughkeepsie Journal 09 March 2005
The facts are simple: New York needs to change its outdated voting machines. If it doesn't have a plan in place by 2006, the state will lose $216 million in federal funds. You do the math. However, the legislators have been acting as if the rules don't apply to them.

Our View: Digital revolution in voting must leave paper trail.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Opinion The Courier 09 March 2005
The digital revolution once promised to usher in the paperless office. But with the advent of electronic voting, paper all of a sudden is making a comeback - and not a moment too soon.

Court nullifies e-voting election result    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
The Daily Yomiuri 09 March 2005
The Nagoya High Court on Wednesday declared void a city assembly election held in Kani, Gifu Prefecture in July 2003 after finding a temporary malfunction of electronic voting machines had gravely affected the election result.

Put polling machines to a vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Opinion New York Daily News 09 March 2005
ALBANY - Like pushy car dealers, industry reps for voting machines are hawking top-of-the-line cream puffs with lots of bells and whistles here while keeping their economy models under wraps. Unless lawmakers smarten up in a hurry, voters across the state could get stuck with expensive lemons.

Towns to Receive Electronic Voting Booths    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Jack Coraggio Voices 09 March 2005

SOUTHBURY - All those in favor of advanced voting technology, say 'aye'. By an act of the state Legislature, every city and town in Connecticut should have at least one electronic voting booth per polling place by January 1, 2006.



King County Challenges 99 Felons On Voter List    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Associated Press 09 March 2005
SEATTLE King County is challenging the voter registrations of 99 convicted felons believed to have voted illegally in last November's election, Prosecutor Norm Maleng said.

Securing the Right to Vote as a Citizenship Right    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. TruthOut 09 March 2005
The right to vote is the fundamental citizenship right that protects all other rights. Maybe that explains the shape we're in.

FEDERAL ELECTION MANDATE WILL AFFECT LOCAL TAXPAYERS    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Guthrie Center Times 09 March 2005
Federal changes in election laws, made in the wake of the 2000 Presidential voting fiasco in Florida, will have a trickle down effect in Guthrie County during the 2005-2006 budget year.

Vote paper trail gains support    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 8, 2005
CARLOS CAMPOS Atlanta Journal Constitution 08 March 2005
It's probably a question of when ? not whether ? Georgia's 24,000 electronic voting machines will produce a paper record of a voter's ballot.

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