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Clyburn frets; E-voting instructions unclear, he's concerned about Nov. 2    Story Here  Archive
By LEE HENDREN, Times&Democrat Staff Writer 16 October 2004
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
By Linda Kleindienst and Jeremy Milarsky South Florida Sun Sentinel 15 October 2004
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
By BILL MURPHY Houston Chronicle 15 October 2004
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
Sue Book New Bern Sun Journal 15 October 2004
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
Hazel Trice Edney, NNPA News Oct 15, 2004
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
Andy Sullivan Reuters 15 October 2004
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
JILL BARTON Associated Press 15 October 2004
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
TIM O'MEILIA Palm Beach Post 15 October 2004
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
Magic City Morning Star 15 October 2004
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
BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press 15 October 2004
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
JOHN DOUGHERTY Phoenix New Times 14 October 2004
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
By ANN HINCH Knoxville News Sentinel 14 October 2004
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
By Robert MacMillan Washington Post 14 October 2004
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
By Jeremy Milarsky and Linda Kleindienst South Florida Sun-Sentinel 15 October 2004
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
Dan McKay Albuquerque Journal 15 October 2004
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
By TOM ZELLER Jr. New York Times 13 October 2004
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
Connie Piloto Palm Beach Post 13 October 2004
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
Mark Hollis South Florida Sun-Sentinel 13 October 2004
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
GARY FINEOUT Miami Herald 13 October 2004
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
Dara Kam The Palm Beach Post 13 October 2004
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.

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