Early voting breaks record Story Here Archive
About 310,000 Tarrant County voters cast early ballots for Tuesday's election, eclipsing an early-voting record set in the 2000 presidential election, county officials said.
Georgia's e-voting system will get biggest test on Tuesday Story Here Archive
When Georgia voters go to the polls Tuesday, it will mark almost two years to the day since the state became the first to use touch-screen voting machines in all its precincts.
Voting machines check out perfectly Story Here Archive
CIBOLA COUNTY - Old-fashioned Cibola County voters who decide to wait until Nov. 2 to go to the polls will find themselves casting their ballots on the same old Shouptronic voting machines they have used for the past 15 years. Modern-minded early voters, however, are discovering they must vote on the new-fangled InkImpressions electronic touch-screen models. Apparently a couple of voters weren't too happy about the experience; Cibola County Clerk Eileen Martinez said her office received no complaints about the electronic machines they rented for early voting but the New Mexico Secretary of State and the Attorney General's Office did. Officials from the Secretary of State's Office sent State Police Officer William Cunningham down to the clerk's office to check things out.
Voting machines in short supply Story Here Archive
A surge in voter registrations since Gwinnett election officials allotted voting machines in July has left most county precincts with fewer of the units than the state recommends.
County officials say they'll make some last-minute adjustments to minimize problems. But having too few machines for the voters in a precinct could mean longer lines on Election Day.
Metro short of voting machines Story Here Archive
Elections officials could be overwhelmed by the record 3 million Georgians expected to cast ballots Tuesday, according to an analysis of registered voters, voting machines and poll workers in 10 metro Atlanta counties.
Six counties surveyed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution do not have enough voting machines deployed on Election Day, based on a formula recommended by the Georgia secretary of state's office.
Party officials are split over eSlate concerns Story Here Archive
Local chairs of the Republican and Democratic parties differ on whether the eSlate electronic voting machines may confuse people who vote on a straight-party ticket.
Appeals court rejects challenge to rule on manual vote recounts Story Here Archive
TALLAHASSEE · The state acted properly when it adopted an emergency rule for manual recounts in 15 counties that use touch-screen voting machines, a state appeals court ruled 2-1 Thursday as it rejected a Democratic challenge.
VIEWPOINT : Computers, no; paper ballots, yes Story Here Archive
BALTIMORE, Md. - About 50 million Americans will cast their ballots for president on touch-screen terminals Tuesday.
If my experience as an election judge is any guide, voters will love these machines, which generally are easy to use and accommodate voters who have disabilities or do not speak English.
Nevada improves odds with e-vote Story Here Archive
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) Whether it's a casual tourist putting a few dollars in a slot machine, or a high-roller risking tens of thousands at the poker table, most Las Vegas gamblers have one thing in common: They believe they can win.
Digital Chads: E-Voting Errors Almost Inevitable Story Here Archive
A year ago, in their debut in Fairfax County, Va., electronic voting systems succeeded in uniting local Republicans and Democrats—in dismay. Problems with the systems in the local Fairfax elections threw the results in at least one race into doubt.
Voting machines are secure, officials tell a skeptical public Story Here Archive
One voter asked Jefferson County election officials what would happen if he walked into a polling place wearing some really strong magnets.
Another dared them to let him try to hack into the machines.
E-voting rules likely to lead to confusion in 10 counties Story Here Archive
SACRAMENTO - They were supposed to make life at the ballot box easier. But with less than a week to go until Election Day, new electronic voting machines are sparking confusion and uneven sets of rules that await millions of Californians when they show up at the polls Tuesday
Voting machines remain unsecured, expert warns Story Here Archive
RYE, N.Y. — Computer experts are questioning the security of the all-electronic voting machines being used in this year's presidential election, but the problems posed by this new approach to recording the vote run much deeper than vote tampering or lost data.
E-voting: Can it be trusted? Story Here Archive
When the Maryland State Board of Elections ordered more than 5,000 voting machines from Diebold Election Systems in 2002, the touch-screen computers came with assurances that they met federal voting standards.
E-vote kit makers go 'shared source' Story Here Archive
Several of the largest makers of touch screen ballot machines are submitting at least some of their source code to the National Software Reference Library, the Associated Press reports.
Nov. 2 will serve as biggest test yet for touch-screen voting Story Here Archive
CSM) - Worried about your vote being counted on a computerized touch-screen machine in next week's election? Talk to Ted Selker.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is an expert in what can go wrong during elections. But touch-screen voting machines aren't high on his list.
On Election Day, no guarantee your vote will count Story Here Archive
An unsettling truth hangs over democracy in America as the divided nation prepares to elect its next president: When millions of voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2, there is no guarantee their vote will count.
A year-long investigation by Scripps Howard News Service found that, four years after voting irregularities in Florida led to urgent calls for electoral reform, the mechanics of democracy are still beset with serious flaws that may once again leave the outcome of the presidential race in doubt.
States Report Early E-Voting Glitches Story Here Archive
With less than a week to go before the U.S. presidential election, dozens of voters in Florida may have already been disenfranchised as a result of technical glitches in the computers supporting the state's early voting process.
Since early voting began on October 18 in Florida and in at least seven other key states, voters have reported hundreds of problems to the Election Incident Reporting System, an online database founded by grassroots voter organizations, including the Verified Voting Foundation and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
E-Vote Vendors Hand Over Software Story Here Archive
In an effort to increase the integrity of next week's presidential election, five voting machine makers agreed for the first time to submit their software programs to the National Software Reference Library for safekeeping, federal officials said on Tuesday.
The stored software will serve as a comparison tool for election officials should they need to determine whether anyone tampered with programs installed on voting equipment.
E-vote vendors to submit software for safekeeping, possible recounts Story Here Archive
With less than a week to go before the presidential election and concerns still lingering about the integrity and security of the software used by tens of thousands of electronic voting machines, five voting machine makers agreed to submit their software to the National Software Reference Library (NSRL) for safekeeping, federal officials said yesterday.