State official OKs e-voting receipts Story Here Archive
California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley on Friday approved a long-awaited voter-verified receipt for electronic voting machines despite detractors' claims that it may undermine ballot secrecy.
Voting is first come, first served. How long should it take to vote? How long is so long that eligible voters are wrongfully disenfranchised?
Voting machines Story Here Archive
These are the devices we use to cast our votes.
A 'yes' vote for Ohio election reform Story Here Archive
The list of complaints about Ohio's presidential election is long.
New election system hit glitches, records reveal Story Here Archive
Many of King County's problems with missing and delayed ballots, rejected votes and duplicate ballots sent to voters this fall can be traced to one culprit: human error.
Machines' vote tracking acceptable Story Here Archive
An audit of vote tallies shows no major discrepancies in the recording of ballots by the iVotronic touch-screen voting system used for the first time in Anderson and 12 other counties on Nov. 2. All 46 counties in South Carolina will use the system in 2006.
Bush/Rove's new Ohio attack is about revenge, intimidation and contempt for American democracy Story Here Archive
As the toxic dust settles on George W. Bush's second illegitimate inauguration, his moral legacy has been defined by the GOP's new attack on Ohio's 2004 election challenge legal team.
Travis County Reports Success With Voting Machines Story Here Archive
While some states reported problems with their electronic voting machines in the last election, officials in Travis County have nothing but good things to say about the machines that Austin voters used.
Lawmaker argues for paper trail in new voting systems Story Here Archive
DES MOINES With the state poised to its voting machines, a key lawmaker on Thursday said that any new system that is adopted should include a backup that allows for a manual recount in disputed elections.
Electronic voting issues, problems topic of session Story Here Archive
The necessity of being able to track errors within electronic voting machines was the topic of a presentation by a local computer scientist Thursday night at the Mesa Public Library. Charlie Strauss, a member of Verified Voting New Mexico, presented "The Trouble with Electronic Voting" in a talk sponsored by the League of Women Voters Los Alamos.
N.C. voting machine committee pares down recommendations Story Here Archive
A legislative committee examining electronic voting machine reforms pared down their recommendations Friday to present to the General Assembly when it convenes next week.
Elections board to attend optical scan voting conference Story Here Archive
The Seneca County Board of Elections will learn more next week about optical scan voting machines that will soon replace punch card ballots.
Judge's Ruling Allows County Clerks To Clear Voting Machines for Upcoming Elections Story Here Archive
New Mexico's 33 county clerks can clear 2004 general election ballot data from electronic voting machines after a state District Court judge ruled against an attempt to preserve the information.
Stolen or Lost? Story Here Archive
Russ Baker's critique of my work analyzing the exit poll discrepancy ("Election 2004: Stolen or Lost") ? and, by implication, of the courageous stand taken by John Conyers and a small number of his Congressional colleagues ? is flawed from the first line. No one has said, "Exit poll results were more accurate than actual ballots." The question is whether the official count is an accurate reflection of ballots cast. In a system where campaign managers serve as election supervisors, where voting machines provide no assurance that votes are counted as cast, and where counts and "recounts" are conducted in secret, we must rely, unfortunately, on indirect evidence, such as exit polls, to ascertain the veracity of this official count as a measure of actual ballots cast.
Officials discuss voting operations Story Here Archive
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas -The effects of the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election in Florida are still being felt nationwide and will likely make a tangible showing in Bowie County before next January.
Open Letter to Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro from Representative John Conyers, Jr. Story Here Archive
I write to express my concern regarding your recent request to sanction those attorneys who brought a legal challenge to last year's presidential election in Ohio. In particular, I am concerned that by seeking official censure and fines, you are engaged in a ive and partisan misuse of your legal authority. As eager as many disgruntled voters are to have a court of law finally assess the merits of the challenge actions, I have serious doubts about the validity of the sanctions case your office is pursuing.
Column: Virginia voters should demand voting equality Story Here Archive
With the inauguration of President Bush this Thursday, the 2004 election cycle will finally come to an end. However, many questions still remain, particularly in Ohio, where numerous reports of voting irregularities have come to light in recent weeks. The example of unverifiable electronic votes due to the lack of a paper trail comes readily to mind. Even more disturbing is the fact that Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell ? the man in charge of certifying the votes ? was also co-chairman of the Bush/Cheney campaign in the Buckeye state. This is a clear conflict of interest, and it makes one wonder if a single vote even counts
Diebold could lose out in Ohio Story Here Archive
Word that Ohio is shunning touch-screens for optical-scan voting machines is attracting competition for Diebold Inc.
Attorney general's call to punish lawyer is reply to election challenge Story Here Archive
Ohio's attorney general has asked the state's high court to sanction a lawyer who counseled a group filing legal challenges to last year's presidential election.
Judge Denies Motion To Stop Clerks From Erasing Election Data Story Here Archive
A judge has ruled against an attempt to prevent county clerks from erasing general election data from voting machines, clearing the way for clerks to prepare for Feb. 1 school board elections