Ballot lawsuit allowed to continue Story Here Archive
With the Nov. 2 election less than three weeks away, the Vanderburgh County Election Board warns that tinkering with the ballot now would cause "chaos" when more than 400 people already have cast absentee ballots without ballot numbers.
Ore. Continues to Cast Ballots Via Mail Story Here Archive
SALEM, Ore. - While other states pursue high-tech voting machines in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the Florida fiasco of 2000, Oregon proudly continues with its uniquely low-tech system of voting by mail.
Is E-Voting Fundamentally Flawed? Story Here Archive
On November 2, hundreds of thousands of Americans will step into electronic voting booths, many of them for the first time. They'll likely be confronted with a touch screen that steps them through the local and national candidates, as well as the local propositions that are usually stuffed onto the ballot.
E-Voting Vendors, Foes Count Down To Election Day Story Here Archive
With accusations spreading about electronic voting susceptibility to tampering, watchdog groups are calling on computer experts to come to the polls not only to vote, but to watch others vote.
E-Voting Machine Crash Deepens Concerns Story Here Archive
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A computer crash that forced a pre-election test of electronic voting machines to be postponed was trumpeted by critics as proof of the balloting technology's unreliability.
State prepares for Nov. 2 Story Here Archive
Georgia elections officials have deployed almost 1,000 new voting machines to counties throughout the state, hoping to cut down on long lines at the polls Nov. 2.
Diebold and the Disabled Story Here Archive
In the controversy over electronic voting machines, activists for disability groups have been at the forefront of campaigns to convince counties and states to purchase touch-screen voting systems. They've attested to the security and accuracy of the machines, going so far as to sue counties and states that don't purchase the machines.
Electronic voting machines prompt discussion Story Here Archive
Lamar County commissioners put on hold a decision to purchase electronic voting machines required by federal law beginning in January 2006.
Voters to See Few Big Changes After Fla. Story Here Archive
Voters clamored for reform after the fiasco in Florida four years ago. But when they return to vote again for president on Nov. 2, many may be surprised to discover how little has changed.
Instead of brand-new equipment, computerized voter-registration lists and other improvements, most voters will find the same machines they used last time, few changes for poll workers, and little sign of the overhaul Americans were promised after the 2000 election
E-vote critics sue over Maryland poll watching Story Here Archive
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A group that has challenged the security of Maryland's electronic voting filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state board of elections, saying the state is unfairly blocking it from posting poll watchers on Election Day.
Report details voting chaos Story Here Archive
State elections officials under the leadership of administrator Linda H. Lamone exercised poor control over the contractors setting up the new touch-screen voting machines that were used statewide for the first time in the March primary, leading to confusion and last-minute changes, local elections officials wrote in a report at the time.
Nevada defuses some criticism Story Here Archive
Elections officials in Nevada believe they have defused much of the criticism of electronic voting by adding so-called voter-verified paper audit trails to many of its voting machines. Officials in Georgia have so far resisted including such a paper trail on the state's 24,500 Diebold touchscreen voting machines expected to be used in the Nov. 2 general election. Here's a look at how the paper trail works in Nevada and a partial critique by Georgia elections officials of the system.
New touch-screen voting liberating for the blind Story Here Archive
It used to get crowded in the voting booth when Eileen Rivera Ley went to her precinct in College Park to cast a ballot.
Election officials work hard to prevent another 'Florida Story Here Archive
RICHMOND — Twenty-two different types of voting machines await Virginians in next month's presidential election. Twenty-three localities will use computer touch-screen machines for the first time. One city will use equipment never tried before in a Virginia election.
Critics punch at touch-screen voting security Story Here Archive
Electronic voting machines, once hailed as the answer to the problems experienced in the 2000 election, have come under increasing scrutiny here and across the country as states gear up to comply with federal laws requiring polling places to provide touch-screen machines or something similar by 2006.
Making votes count Story Here Archive
FOUR YEARS AGO, the talk after the presidential election was about hanging chads. This November, it might be about bad code.
That would be computer code. With more and more Americans - including voters in Maryland - depending on computer programs to tally their votes, it would not be surprising if somewhere along the line the same type of glitch that occasionally keeps your home computer from booting up pops up in the polling process.
Touch-screen voting should be a help Story Here Archive
Roughly a third of U.S. voters in the November election are expected to use electronic voting machines. In California, any county using these machines also must provide the option of a paper ballot. This may comfort those who are "freaking out" (to quote the head of a voting advocacy group) that their vote somehow won't count if made on a computer screen. But they are making a false assumption that paper is safer than electronic records.
Electronic voting stirs debate Story Here Archive
Their makers say they are tamper-proof, waterproof, built to last and trustworthy.
The state government has even gone so far as to lock the secrets of what makes them tick in an Austin vault.
Nevada puts its money on paper trail Story Here Archive
LAS VEGAS — In a state that thrives on gambling, elections officials believe they've taken the risk out of electronic voting.
Nevada last month became the first state to employ electronic voting machines with printers that allow voters to confirm their computer ions against a paper receipt. And officials believe those paper trails — which Georgia activists have lobbied unsuccessfully for — are instilling new confidence in electronic voting.
Recount considered Story Here Archive
Hanging chads were nowhere to be found during yesterday's trial over a second Tamuning vice-mayoral recount, but some questions on ballot accountability have been left hanging.
There were write-in votes for candidates Joshua Mafnas and Louise Rivera; however, Guam Election Commission officials do not know how many there are because the ballots were considered invalid because of cross-over voting.