No change in no-account system Story Here Archive
Four years after the vote scandals of 2000, our system of voting remains a disgrace. Faulty machines that provide no paper record, obscure obstacles to registration, partisan state election officials using their office to exclude voters, millions of votes uncounted, millions more citizens stripped of the right to vote the evidence of systemic malfunction is overwhelming.
GAO to investigate voting irregularities Story Here Archive
The General Accountability Office will investigate irregularities in the 2004 general election, including an examination of the security and accuracy of electronic voting machines.
Richardson offers revamp of elections Story Here Archive
Gov. Bill Richardson today called for sweeping election reform in New Mexico.
Voting Machine Critics Report Scattered Problems Story Here Archive
ANNAPOLIS, Md. An organization that put more than 400 poll watchers in Maryland precincts on election day reported Tuesday that its volunteers found scattered problems with the state's electronic voting machines, including machines that crashed, incorrect ballots and touch screens that didn't work properly.
Observers find 201 e-voting problems in Maryland Story Here Archive
Poll observers in about 6 percent of Maryland's precincts recorded 201 problems with electronic voting machines during the Nov. 2 general election, according to a report released Tuesday by TrueVoteMD.org. Poll watchers trained by the voting integrity activist group reported 42 cases of crashed e-voting machines, 37 cases of access card or encoder problems, and 30 screen malfunctions, according to the report. More than 400 TrueVoteMD poll watchers observed the elections at 108 of the state's 1,787 voting precincts.
Open Voting Consortium Remedies For Elections Story Here Archive
GRANITE BAY, CALIFORNIA - The Open Voting Consortium (OVC) will introduce legislation state-by-state to ban paperless voting and require that computer source code (the instructions given to computers) used in elections be made public. OVC will also begin to make their low-cost secure public software available for use in public elections.
Touch screens reduced spoiled ballots Story Here Archive
In November 2000, the voting precinct at Lillie C. Evans Elementary School in Liberty City was among the worst embarrassments in a dysfunctional presidential election: of 868 punch-card ballots, 113 were discarded as 'overvotes' or 'undervotes,' the worst rate in Miami-Dade County.
N.C. panel will decide on changes or fine-tuning to election laws Story Here Archive
The Carteret County voting failure has brought a lot of hand-wringing to elections officials and "I-told-you-sos" from activists who sounded the alarm about electronic balloting months ago.
Flaws suggest need for standards Story Here Archive
A lesson from this month's election: The equipment matters. And understanding how it works is essential.
Volusia recount could help ease nation's suspicions Story Here Archive
Once again, Volusia County has the unwanted privilege of being the focus of national attention in a presidential election.
Report: Rates of discarded ballots this year from 2000 Story Here Archive
MIAMI - The number of ballots rejected in this year's election ped dramatically in the state plagued by hanging and dimpled chads four years ago, a result officials attributed to newer voting technology, a newspaper analysis found.
Activists protest electronic voting Story Here Archive
About 200 protesters and curious onlookers stood at the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday, with protesters toting signs that read "the machine ate my vote" and "paper ballots protect democracy."
Recount costs Carrara House seat Story Here Archive
CONCORD ? In a recount, Democrat Claudia Chase of Francestown beat out
Republican Dario A. Carrara of Greenfield by four votes in the New Hampshire
House District 2 election, officials announced. The original count had Carrara defeating Chase 1,555 to 1,523 votes. The recount recast 36 votes, and showed Chase to be the winner by a 1,523 to 1,519 margin over Carrara.
Election officials backtrack to identify voting machine glitch Story Here Archive
Today, election officials will try to duplicate the computer malfunction that locked up the screens of some electronic voting machines on Election Day.
State to probe Gaston election Story Here Archive
State Board of Elections staff will travel to Gaston County on Monday to investigate how Gaston officials counted and reported votes after the election.
Coalition's Support of Voting Machines Causes Confusion, says Journalist Lynn Landes Story Here Archive
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ The situation was somewhat surreal. At yesterday's press conference in The Governor's House Hotel, representatives of the "Election Verification Project," a coalition of technologists, voting rights and legal organizations, seemed strangely out of touch with reality and their own past concerns, as they promoted a plan that leaves voting machines firmly entrenched in the election process.
Berkeley: President comes up short Story Here Archive
In the nation's first academic study of the Florida 2004 vote, University of California, Berkeley, graduate students and a professor have found intriguing evidence that electronic-voting counties could have mistakenly awarded up to 260,000 votes to President George Bush.
Berkeley study scrutinizes Florida tally for Bush Story Here Archive
Researchers at UC Berkeley released a statistical analysis Thursday that shows, they say, that President Bush may have received at least 130,000 extra and unexplained votes in Florida counties that used electronic voting machines.
N.C. study committee to examine electronic voting expanded Story Here Archive
RALEIGH, N.C. Legislative leaders created a special committee Friday to examine electronic voting machines in an effort to ensure that all votes cast in future elections are counted properly.
Warning light came on, state tests reveal Story Here Archive
BEAUFORT - When Carteret County submits its report next week to the state elections board, the document will include test results from the county's now-notorious electronic voting system.