Clyburn frets; E-voting instructions unclear, he's concerned about Nov. 2 Story Here Archive
U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn readily accepted an offer to try one of South Carolina's new electronic touch screen voting machines Saturday at Claflin University in Orangeburg.
Paper ballots best, group says Story Here Archive
Floridians who want their votes to count are better off bypassing new ATM-style voting machines and using a paper absentee ballot, according to a government watchdog group.
County says test validates electronic voting system Story Here Archive
Although some experts have said electronic voting systems in other states are vulnerable to fraud, Harris County's machines have many safeguards that would keep out hackers, County Clerk Beverly Kaufman said.
'One-Stop' voting has big first day and a few bugs Story Here Archive
If the first day of "One-Stop" voting is an indication of voter interest, the 768 voters who cast ballots at three locations in Craven County Thursday predict high turnout numbers for election 2004.
Three-Fourths of Voting Machines will be Used Again on Nov. 2 Story Here Archive
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the distribution of more than $1.3 billion to 42 states to correct faulty voting machines and make other improvements for next month’s presidential election, approximately 75 percent of voters will use the same machines they used four years ago, a development that worries the chairman of the federal commission overseeing balloting changes.
Worries Persist Over U.S. Electronic Voting Story Here Archive
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Florida officials will not worry about hanging chads when voters make their choice in November's presidential election but they'll be on the lookout for software glitches, hackers and other less visible plagues.
Palm Beach test of new voting machines works on second try Story Here Archive
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Election officials successfully counted every ballot cast in Palm Beach County on Friday during a postponed test of new electronic voting machines.
A computer crash forced officials to postpone the test originally scheduled for Tuesday and brought added oversight to a county infamous as the center of the presidential election dispute in 2000.
Touch-screen voting machines pass test Story Here Archive
WEST PALM BEACH — This time Palm Beach County's voting machines aced the makeup test.
That was a good thing for outgoing Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore.
Diebold Coughs Up Cash in Copyright Case Story Here Archive
SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) capped its historic victory in a copyright abuse case against electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold today. The corporation agreed to pay $125,000 in damages and fees. The settlement, a win for free speech advocates, comes after a California district court found that Diebold had knowingly misrepresented that online commentators, including Indymedia and two Swarthmore college students, had infringed the company's copyrights.
New rule set on touch-screen recounts; voter rejections fought Story Here Archive
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The state set a new rule for recounting touch-screen ballots Friday - just 18 days before the presidential election. The move angered voter rights groups that had sought to help shape the language.
Election Eve Nightmare Story Here Archive
With less then three weeks before the general election, I have serious doubts that whatever "official" results the Maricopa County Elections Department posts will be an accurate reflection of what voters intended.
Lenoir City has ballot glitch Story Here Archive
Chris Barbour knew there was a problem with voting machines at the Roane State Community College Annex on Wednesday - a hand-lettered sign posted there stated as much - but the Lenoir City resident figured he wouldn't be put into a booth unless the problem had been fixed.
Electronic Voting: The Latest News Story Here Archive
Palm Beach County's electronic vote tabulation machines were feeling a little feverish, according to Theresa LePore, the notorious Florida county's elections supervisor. That's the reason the machines crashed Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of a routine test of the system, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Absentee ballots more likely to be counted, review finds Story Here Archive
Broward County voters who cast their ballots the old-fashioned way on paper, through the mail were more likely to have their votes counted in the state's Senate primary contest Aug. 31, according to a new examination of voting records by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Bernalillo County Expects Vote-Count Delay Story Here Archive
Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera has some advice for candidates: Don't have your victory parties until the day after the Nov. 2 election
One Vote, but Five Ways to Cast It Story Here Archive
If Florida's election recount in 2000 was a mess, a recount this year in closely contested Pennsylvania - should it come to that - could create even more chaos.
Computer glitch delays routine voter machine test Story Here Archive
WEST PALM BEACH — A routine test of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machines was canceled Tuesday because the computer network at the elections office malfunctioned hours before the public exercise.
Voting rights groups urge Florida to prepare for presidential recount Story Here Archive
TALLAHASSEE · Voting rights groups, acknowledging that it's too late to attach expensive paper ballot printers to touch-screen voting machines, said the state should consider other last-ditch alternatives to make sure possible recounts like that in Florida's historic 2000 presidential election will be verifiable.
Groups offer to lawsuits in exchange for paper ballots Story Here Archive
TALLAHASSEE - U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler and a coalition of unions and civil rights groups offered Tuesday to their ongoing lawsuits against the state if Florida would give all voters the choice of using a paper ballot on Nov. 2.
Sparks fly, talks snag on recount rule Story Here Archive
TALLAHASSEE — Opponents of touch-screen voting and state officials are in "parallel worlds" regarding how to conduct a manual recount on the ATM-style machines that more than half the state's voters use.