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Counted votes at the core of democracy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 6, 2005
Ed Packard Birmingham News 06 February 2005
The story that garnered attention was that Amendment 2 was not only dead, but also buried, having avoided resurrection by a recount. The story that did not garner much attention is what the recount revealed about election administration more generally.

Adding E-Voting Printers Could Cost $23 Million, Counties Say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 6, 2005
Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times 07 January 2005
Local election officials in California say they may have to pay between $18 million and $23 million to comply with a state law requiring printed records of ballots cast on electronic voting machines.

You're Not Invited - Pennsylvania to conduct Secret 'Re-examination' of Defective Voting System in Harrisburg    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
Press Release 05 February 2005
(PRWEB) February 5, 2005 On Tuesday February 15th 2005 at 9:00 AM in Room #303 North Office Building. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There will be a 're-examination', by the Commonwealth's Secretary of State's office of the Unilect Patriot paperless voting system.

Election results are in: Absentee ballots lose    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
Palm Beach Post Editorial 05 February 2005
Absentee voting is not the panacea the political parties claim it is. In fact, absentee voting is more prone to mistakes than touch-screen voting. But party operatives in Florida don't want voters to know that. Exploiting paranoia over touch-screen voting, they urged voters to cast ballots by mail last year to increase party turnout. When far too many voters take advantage of a system meant for far fewer, it causes more problems, not less.

Hamilton Co. pleads for time on voting machines, to no avail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
Cindi Andrews Cincinnati Enquirer 05 February 2005
Hamilton County election officials asked Friday for more time and more options to pick a new voting system - a request that Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell immediately rejected.

County chooses new vote devices    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
Slav Kandyba Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum 05 February 2005
BUCYRUS Crawford County voting precincts should be equipped with a Diebold-brand computerized voting system in time for the November polls, the four-member board of elections recommended Friday.

News From The U.S. Election Reform Movement    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
Nashua Advocate Staff 05 February 2005
The Invisible War: As the Nation Lolls Into a Second Bush Presidency, Many Statisticians Are Still Fighting Over Whether He Won the Job or Stole It

Optical scan vote coming locally    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
LINDA L. HULL, Times Leader Staff Writer and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 05 February 2005
BELMONT COUNTY'S Election Board will meet on Tuesday to iron out the details of the new optical scan voting system that will be changing years of voting practices in this county as well as others in Ohio.

Optical scan vote coming locally    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 5, 2005
LINDA L. HULL, Times Leader Staff Writer and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 05 February 2005
BELMONT COUNTY'S Election Board will meet on Tuesday to iron out the details of the new optical scan voting system that will be changing years of voting practices in this county as well as others in Ohio.

Election reform is urgent    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Dan Goldstein Guest Columnist Seattle Post-Intelligencer 04 February 2005
The irregularities, machine failures, paperless ballots, disenfranchisement, lack of transparency and other issues in the 2000 and 2004 elections underscore an electoral crisis that needs to be fixed right away. Americans are losing confidence in the integrity of our electoral system, and with good reason.

Local election officials may HAVA problem    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Matt Suman Seneca County Advertiser-Tribune 04 February 2005
State elections officials say the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) will cover all costs except storage for precinct-count optical scan voting machines.

March ballots pass first test    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
RICHARD VALENTY Colorado Daily 04 February 2005
Ballots for the March 8 special City Council election are scheduled to start going out in the mail Feb. 11, and local election officials tested ballots printed by system vendor Hart InterCivic Thursday in efforts to prevent counting problems that plagued the Nov. 2 general election.

State to check counties' election systems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
MICHELLE NICOLOSI Seattle Post-Intelligencer 04 February 2005
The Washington Secretary of State's Office is launching a statewide audit of county election offices to make sure that local election systems are secure and are using only state-approved software and voting machines.

Elections official rips into Shelley    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Dan Smith Sacramento Bee 05 February 2005
California's chief county elections official says Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's administration has created a "full-blown crisis" that threatens the state's compliance with federal law and its ability to conduct the 2006 elections.

Portune seeks more vote options    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Tony Cook Cincinnati Post 04 February 2005
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune sent a letter to Secretary of State Ken Blackwell Thursday asking him to reconsider his directive requiring the state's 88 counties to use one of two vendors' optical scan voting systems in Ohio.

Voter fraud group gears up    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Sumter Record-Journal 04 February 2005
Voter fraud and abuse of absentee ballots are targets of the Democracy Defense League.

News From The U.S. Election Reform Movement    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Nashua ADVOCATE STAFF 04 February 2005
It wasn't enough for Mr. DeGregorio that we wrote an entire, fully-sourced article about him, in which our readership had every opportunity to compare our analysis of his actions with reporting of same in other news outlets. It wasn't enough that we've meticulously tracked the progress of the election reform movement in the United States over the past sixty days and have found little evidence that the primary body charged with furthering this cause the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has been of "assistance" to the movement in any manner whatsoever.

Elections officials seek to continue partisan activities    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Associated Press 04 February 2005
WASHINGTON - Elections officials agreed Friday to send a message to voters that they conduct fair and impartial elections despite any partisan ties, prompted by proposed legislation to ban the officials from political campaigning.

Butler Co. asks AG to block optical-scanner systems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
Janice Morse Cincinnati Enquirer 04 February 2005
HAMILTON - Butler County elections officials say changing to optical-scanner voting systems would be a waste of money - and they're asking the Ohio Attorney General to block the Secretary of State from forcing local elections boards into using that pencil-and-paper method.

11,310 ballots cast out    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 4, 2005
MARK JOHNSON Charlotte Observer 05 February 2005
RALEIGH - The N.C. Supreme Court ruled Friday that provisional ballots cast by voters outside their home precinct are illegal, throwing out 11,310 ballots and potentially overturning a statewide vote and local races across the state.

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