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Governor reveals vote ID package    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Shea Andersen Albuquerque Tribune 15 February 2005
SANTA FE - The dam on voter identification might be ready to burst onto the floor in the Roundhouse.

Touch screen voting flawed in Mercer County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Bill Toland, The Post-Gazette 16 February 2005
HARRISBURG Until 2 p.m. yesterday, Jack Gerbel's demonstration of his UniLect touch screen voting system was going smoothly. Then, suddenly, the screen froze up, unresponsive to numerous finger-pokes from Gerbel and a bystander.

States fall behind on voting-system improvements    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 14, 2005
Jim Drinkard, USA TODAY 14 February 2005
WASHINGTON ? Repairs to the nation's voting system, already long overdue, are likely to remain uncompleted by the 2006 congressional elections, top state election officials warn.

Bill Seeks to Fix E-voting Flaws    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 14, 2005
Grant Gross ComputerWorld 14 February 2005
FEBRUARY 14, 2005 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A group of U.S. lawmakers last week introduced a bill to require that electronic touch-screen voting machines allow a voter-verifiable paper trail.

Report: Fixes saved 1M votes in 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 14, 2005
Robert Tanner Associated Press 14 February 2005
Improvements to voting machines and election administration saved a million votes that otherwise would likely have gone uncounted in the 2004 elections, with states and counties that made the most comprehensive upgrades recovering the most votes, a new academic analysis says.

Election issue: No decision soon    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 14, 2005
Associated Press 14 February 2005
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) The legal challenge to the governor's election won't be resolved until June at the earliest, a former Supreme Court justice says.

Gaston count took extra care    Story Here  Archive
KAREN CIMINO Charlotte Observer 13 February 2005
It didn't matter how long it took, they just had to get it right this time.

Blackwell's decisions are raising red flags    Story Here  Archive
Editorial News-Herald 13 February 2005
Ohio voters, take care. There is a man in Columbus who wants to be your next governor. You'd better give very careful consideration to some of his recent actions before you think about him holding so high an office.
This is not to say, this early in the game, he is unqualified to be governor. That would be manifestly unfair to a person as bright as he is. He might, in fact, possess political and leadership skills that could be just what are needed in the governor's office. But a couple of recent decisions he has made should, at the very least, raise warning flags that his holding the state's highest office could be going a step too far.


Mini-voting machine under study    Story Here  Archive
JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES Times-Leader 12 February 2005
The latest electronic voting machine trotted out before a ion committee Friday was so small that it fit in a briefcase.

Key task for appointee will be voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Christian Berthelsen, San Francisco Chronicle 12 February 2005
Sacramento If Bruce McPherson is confirmed to replace Kevin Shelley as secretary of state, one of his first and most urgent tasks will be to carry out voting machine reforms championed by his predecessor.

Franklin County pinpoints cause of inflated Bush numbers    Story Here  Archive
Associated Press 12 February 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The maker of Franklin County's election machines has pinpointed the error that made a laptop computer give thousands of extra votes to President Bush on election night: Just like any overworked and distracted human, the machine was trying to do too much at once.

House Judiciary Democrats to ask for special prosecutor to investigate Ohio election chief    Story Here  Archive
John Byrne Raw Story 11 February 2005
Four Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee asked the Department of Justice to begin a criminal investigation into Ohio?s Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell today, RAW STORY has learned.

Electronic ballot safety is a concern for legislators    Story Here  Archive
Jared Strong Iowa State Daily 11 February 2005
Fourteen counties using touch-screen voting machines have concerned Iowa lawmakers because of a perceived lack of security.

Atwater bond would have lost had his vote counted, man says    Story Here  Archive
ROSALIO AHUMADA MERCED SUN-STAR 11 February 2005
ATWATER ? A McSwain-area resident claimed Thursday that his vote would have defeated a school bond measure in Tuesday's election ? if only he could have cast it.

Former GOP Lawmaker Named Secretary of State    Story Here  Archive
Jesus Sanchez, Los Angeles Times 11 February 2005
Former state legislator Bruce McPherson, a moderate Republican from Santa Cruz, today was appointed to serve as secretary of state, replacing Kevin Shelley, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial and official misconduct.

Voters will use new equipment in fall    Story Here  Archive
Rebecca Helmes Palladium-Item 11 February 2005
EATON, Ohio Preble County should be using optical scan voting machines from Election Systems & Software by the November elections.

Investigation of Mercer County voting finds widespread problems    Story Here  Archive
Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10 February 2005
A committee appointed to review the problems experienced by Mercer County voters during November's election has found what members call "remarkable negligence" by the county's elections bureau and commissioners.

Early voting loses allure for many city elections in Palm Beach County    Story Here  Archive
Anthony Man South Florida Sun-Sentinel 10 February 2005
Three months ago early voting was all the rage. Politicians hailed it as an innovation that would transform elections by allowing people to vote at their convenience. The public responded in droves, with some waiting as long as seven hours in line so they could vote before Election Day.

Voting machine pitch made    Story Here  Archive
CHRIS MAZZOLINI The Daily News 10 February 2005
A handful of Onslow County residents voted Wednesday, but not for candidates or issues.

Backup system wanted to prevent repeat of Carteret lost-vote fiasco    Story Here  Archive
MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 10 February 2005
RALEIGH - A special committee of citizens and legislators approved proposed legislation Wednesday that would require all voting machines in North Carolina to produce a paper copy of ballots so voters can see and verify them.

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