Paper voters on their own Story Here Archive
Paper or plastic? Riverside County voters will have that choice on Election Day, but they won't be asked the question.
County elections officials have instructed poll workers not to tell voters that they can vote by traditional paper ballot Nov. 2, rather than the plastic touch-screen electronic machines that have become commonplace since the 2000 presidential election. This will be the county's 30th election with the machines.
Concerns rise on early voting Story Here Archive
Concerns over early voting in Sandoval County reached new levels Thursday, with representatives from both major political parties saying machine error may have caused votes intended for one side to actually be cast for the other.
Thousands of lawyers prepare for battle in the state Story Here Archive
MIAMI - Lawyers on both sides of the political divide are armed for legal battle leading up to Election Day and thereafter in a state where the lawsuits have already piled up.
Many of the attorneys who were central to the battle for Florida in the protracted 2000 presidential count are back again for the contentious race between President Bush and his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Kerry.
County clerk say phantom votes won't be a problem Story Here Archive
The unresolved issue of phantom votes in Bernalillo County apparently dates back several elections over two years.
Some snags reported in early voting in rural Nevada county Story Here Archive
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Some voting booth printers have malfunctioned, but an official in rural Nye County said no ballots had been lost during early voting.
NJ judge says electronic voting machines to stay Story Here Archive
TRENTON - A Superior Court judge today denied voting rights activists' request to ban the use of electronic voting machines in next week's election.
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 to the National Software Reference Library for safekeeping, federal officials said on Tuesday.
Some early voters upset about lack of paper ballots Story Here Archive
It's a week until Election Day, but many valley voters have already cast their ballots. Early voting has been going on for the past week with electronic machines. But tonight there's controversy as some valley voters complain about the lack of paper ballots at those early voting locations.
E-voting companies store software in national library, but scientists remain concerned Story Here Archive
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Addressing sharp criticism from computer scientists, the nation's largest voting machine companies are submitting millions of lines of code to the National Software Reference Library, potentially shedding light on the secret software used in elections.
New York behind on voting machines, Common Cause says Story Here Archive
New York lags behind other states in getting electronic voting machines that would help disabled people vote more easily, good-government advocates said.
Judge dimisses suit seeking paper trail for touch-sreen machines Story Here Archive
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The state will not be forced to create a paper record in case of recounts in elections on touch-screen voting machines, a judge ruled Monday in a lawsuit by U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler.
Sidebar: Skeptics Create System to Monitor E-voting Story Here Archive
OCTOBER 25, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A group of technology experts concerned about the fate of electronic voting machines on Nov. 2 used some tools of the trade the Web and open-source technologies to create a system to monitor e-voting on election day.
Fed Law Doesn't Yield E-voting Consistency Story Here Archive
OCTOBER 25, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - BOSTON Two years after Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to phase out older voting systems, there is little consistency in the adoption of the law and its provisions. While some states moved quickly to enact HAVA, officials elsewhere are waiting for more guidance to verify which new voting systems meet federal standards.
Early voting meets long lines, communication hitches Story Here Archive
Early voters, some waiting for hours, packed polling places across Georgia this morning to cast a ballot in national, state and local races.
In roughly two-thirds of all counties, including Gwinnett and Cobb, lines grew longer as elections workers struggled to communicate with the state voter registration database.
Judge set to hear arguments in suit to ban electronic voting Story Here Archive
TRENTON, N.J. Millions of New Jerseyans may already know who will get their votes next week, but a judge on Tuesday is to hear arguments about just how they'll make those picks.
Superior Court Judge Linda R. Feinberg is scheduled to consider whether to ban electronic voting, a case that could affect how 3 million residents cast their ballots in the presidential election.
Elected Official Has "Concerns" About Shelby County Voting Machines Story Here Archive
MEMPHIS He helps run their government. He votes on their budget.
But Shelby County Commissioner John Willingham can't get the county election commission to answer a letter he wrote last week about the county's Diebold computer voting machines.
Judge dismisses suit seeking paper trail for touch-screen machines Story Here Archive
MIAMI - The state will not be forced to create a paper record in case of tight races on touch-screen voting machines, a judge ruled Monday in upholding an emergency rule setting standards for electronic voting recounts.
Early-bird voters get the long lines Story Here Archive
Advance voting has been touted as a way to avoid long lines at the polls on Election Day. But it was far from convenient for thousands of Georgians who waited up to four hours on Monday to cast a ballot in the general election.
Vote may be race with time Story Here Archive
Early-voting patterns suggest that the time it takes South Florida voters to cast ballots on touch-screen machines will be critical to a smooth Election Day.
South Carolina ready to make votes count Story Here Archive
Can you name the state and year in which alleged fraud, partisan recounts and controversial lawsuits clouded the election of a Republican president, who won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote?
Of course, you’d be right if you said Florida in 2000. You’d also be right if you said South Carolina in 1876.