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Will your vote COUNT?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 26, 2004
Stacey Stumpf The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 26 September 2004
Voters across the country going to the polls Nov. 2 to the next president will determine the quality of life for Americans and the security of the world. Hoosier voters are also involved in a high-stakes match, as Republicans seek to reclaim the governor’s office in the tightest race in years.

Calling for Ballot Reform - One Hunger Striker and a Chimpanzee    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 26, 2004
by Rebecca Trela Kansas City InfoZine 26 September 2004
Washington, D.C. - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - Kenney, 44, is on a hunger strike seeking reform of what he believes are critical flaws in the use of electronic voting machines. He wants Congress to require paper ballots for the November election and improved methods for counting punch cards and other machine-read ballots.

Audit: No tabulation problems with new Nevada voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 25, 2004
BRENDAN RILEY, Associated Press 25 September 2004
Nevada election officials faced some delays Sept. 7 in the nation's first use of computers that print paper records of electronic ballots, but Secretary of State Dean Heller says an audit shows no variations in tabulation results.

Primary Election Runs Into Problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 25, 2004
KITV-4 News 24 September 2004
HONOLULU New electronic paperless voting machines caused some problems in Saturday's primary election, KITV 4 News reported.
The machines mistakenly allowed voters on Oahu and the Big Island to Green Party ballots even though there were no Green Party candidates. Elections officials also undercounted voter turnout by about 4,000 people.


Maine's Clean Elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 25, 2004
Bangor News (ME) Editorial 25 September 2004
Unlike many other states, Maine has not rushed into unproven, manipulation-prone touch-screen voting machines, which may well lead elsewhere to confusion, fraud, protest and delay in the approaching presidential election. Maine's Elections Division, a branch of the Department of the Secretary of State, has had the wisdom to stick this time with the paper ballots and electronic counting system that has worked well. And next year, when Maine must turn to at least some electronic voting machines to comply with the new federal Help Americans Vote Act, our state is bound by state law to require a verifiable paper trail to permit a recount in the event of any dispute.

Tallying the Woes of Electronic Balloting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
By Chris Gaither, Los Angeles Times 24 September 2004
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — More than 45 million people in 29 states and the District of Columbia are set to vote using touch-screen machines Nov. 2. But the devices once hailed as the answer to the nation's voting woes are stirring up some serious cases of buyer's remorse here and across the country.

Computer voting needs paper backup    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
Editorial Indianapolis Star 24 September 2004
Our position is: State and federal officials should require that computerized voting systems leave a paper trail that can be audited.
There was always something reassuring about the heavy CLUNK heard when casting a ballot on old-style voting machines.


A sloppy way to run elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
Editorial St. Petersburg Times 24 September 2004
Hillsborough County's elections supervisor needs to stop sugar-coating the problems he's had with counting votes. Buddy Johnson may satisfy himself by blaming the problems on human error and not the new touch screen voting machines, but to the average person it is a distinction without a difference.

Disabled want more handicapped-accessible voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
Associated Press 24 September 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Lawyers for some disabled Duval County residents want a federal judge to require local elections officials to install more handicapped-accessible voting machines in time for the November election.

EFF Releases Voting Machine Quick Reference Guides    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
Kansas City infoZine 24 September 2004
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released the results of their research into the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular models of e-voting machines.

Are we ready for a close race?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
BY PETER L. DeCOURSEY The Patriot-News 24 September 2004
Top state Republicans and Democrats fear that judges, not voters, could ultimately decide the Pennsylvania presidential election.
Dreading a potential recount that might have national repercussions, as Florida's did in 2000, both sides are recruiting battalions of poll watchers and lawyers to gird themselves for a court battle over the results.


State Rep. Ney opposing ballot receipts as costly threat to privacy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
By Greg Wright Gannett News 24 September 2004
WASHINGTON As states struggle to upgrade voting machines before Election Day, Rep. Robert Ney is blocking new bills that would make all states give paper receipts to voters who cast computer ballots.
The Ohio Republican, who has made voting reform a priority, has raised the ire of voting rights groups such as the Ohio Public Interest Research Group and Verified Voting Foundation, who say paper receipts could prevent computer fraud Nov. 2.


A Touchy Debate Over Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
By Cynthia L. Webb Washington Post 24 September 2004
With the presidential election less than six weeks away, activists and security experts are ratcheting up concern over the use of touch-screen machines to cast votes.

Holding the vote-counting machines accountable    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
By LISA GUERNSEY New York Times News Service 24 September 2004
Computerized voting machines are attracting a lot of attention in this election year, but one system is being watched particularly closely: the AccuVote-TS.

Justice Department asked to investigate New Orleans election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press 24 September 2004
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two civil rights groups have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the Sept. 18 elections in New Orleans, saying voting machine problems prevented up to 58,000 voters, many of them black, from casting ballots.

McComish's District 20 2nd-place finish confirmed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 24, 2004
Nedra Lindsey. The Arizona Republic.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge certified the contested recount of the District 20 Republican state House of Representatives primary, confirming John McComish's second-place finish.

Security concerns raised about vote-count software    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 23, 2004
By Keith Ervin Seattle Times 23 September 2004
King County and five other Washington counties will count votes in the November presidential election using software that has not been reviewed or approved by the federal government's independent testing laboratories.

Activists demonstrate alleged flaws in voting software    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 23, 2004
ERICA WERNER Associated Press 22 September 2004
WASHINGTON - Activists and computer programmers Wednesday demonstrated what they said were flaws with electronic voting machines that could allow hackers to change vote outcomes Nov. 2. They recommended new procedures for states and counties to put in place before Election Day.

Critics of computer voting sound alarm on tampering    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 23, 2004
By JULIA MALONE The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 22 September 2004
WASHINGTON — The computer systems that will count roughly half the ballots cast on Election Day are so vulnerable to hackers that almost anyone could rig the results, critics said Wednesday.
The group BlackBoxVoting.org illustrated its charge with a video showing "Baxter the Chimp" hamming it up as he punched a couple of computer keys that wiped out the totals on a vote-tabulating program.


Voting machines certified for Nov. 2    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 23, 2004
By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press 23 September 2004
The Indiana Election Commission has cleared the way for Vanderburgh County to use its touch-screen voting equipment in the Nov. 2 election.

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