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Paper voters on their own    Story Here  Archive
DAVE DOWNEY North County Times 26 October 2004
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
Eric Maddy The Observer (NM) 26 October 2004
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
RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press 26 October 2004
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
KRQE Bernallilo, NM 26 October 2004
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
Associated Press 26 October 2004
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
Kaitlin Gurney Philadelphia Inquirer 26 October 2004
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
Kim Zetter WiredNews 26 October 2004
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
KESQ News 26 October 2004
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
Rachel Konrad Associated Press 26 October 2004
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
By REBECCA BAKER ERWIN The Journal News 25 October 2004
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
Associated Press 25 October 2004
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
Elizabeth Heichler ComputerWorld 25 October 2004
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
Paul Roberts ComputerWorld 25 October 2004
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
CARLOS CAMPOS and ADD SEYMOUR JR. Atlanta Journal Constitution 25 October 2004
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
ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press 25 October 2004
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
Andy Wise WREG-TV Memphis 25 October 2004
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
ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press 25 October 2004
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
CARLOS CAMPOS Atlanta Journal-Constitution 25 October 2004
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
JOE MOZINGO, EVAN S. BENN AND TIM HENDERSON Miami Herald 24 October 2004
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
By STEVE SKARDON Opinion in The State 24 October 2004
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.


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