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Team to Watch U.S. Election Preparations    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 16, 2004
By Erica Werner Associated Press 16 September 2004
WASHINGTON - A team of international observers will travel to five states beginning Friday to monitor preparations for the Nov. 2 presidential election.
The observers, organized by the San Francisco human rights group Global Exchange, will meet with voters, voting-rights groups and local officials to discuss voter disenfranchisement, the security of electronic voting machines and the influence of money in politics.


Board refuses new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 16, 2004
By: Greg Nath , Managing Editor Perry Chief 16 September 2004
ADEL - The Dallas County Board of Supervisors declined a recommendation to buy additional electronic voting machines during its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

Custody of Voting Machine Argued in Montgomery Court    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Eric Rich and Darragh Johnson Washington Post 15 September 2004
A volunteer Maryland election worker touched off a frenzied legal effort in Montgomery County yesterday after he refused to return a touch-screen voting machine, telling state election officials he intended to let an expert hired by CBS News examine it.

Johnson Aide Wins Democratic Primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post 15 September 2004
The Board of Elections had technical difficulties last night compiling results. Election workers said the main modem to receive results from the polls had malfunctioned.
Election officials said there were no major problems at polls throughout the day.


Barry unseats Allen in his comeback    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By S.A. Miller Washington Times 15 September 2004
Other campaigns reported similar problems in at least two other wards. Election officials were not available late last night to comment. Sources close to the vote count said the modems that are supposed to transmit results were malfunctioning.

Confusion in Cranston    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
BY CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY Providence Journal 15 September 2004
Cranston election officials hired extra police officers for yesterday's contentious mayoral primary because they expected problems outside the polls.
The problems, however, were inside.


Nonpartisan voters baffle ballot machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Keith Ervin Seattle Times 15 September 2004
Casting and counting the ballots of nonpartisan voters yesterday proved cumbersome — and for some voters, maddening — under the state's new primary-election system.

Montgomery County man surrenders voting machine    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By David Nitkin Baltimore Sun 15 September 2004
A retired history teacher from Montgomery County has surrendered the touch-screen voting machine that stymied Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski last weekend, but not before an expert hired by the television show 60 Minutes was allowed to examine it and a judge ordered its return.

Court Rejects Electronic Voting Lawsuit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Tom Stuckey Associated Press 15 September 2004
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The state's highest court on Tuesday rejected a demand that citizens who do not trust touch-screen voting machines be given the option of using a paper ballot and that Maryland be required to take additional steps to protect the security of the Nov. 2 election.

Experts criticize companies' recount proposals    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, September 15, 2004
By Dara Kam Palm Beach Post 15 September 2004
TALLAHASSEE — Manufacturers of the touch-screen voting machines used by more than half of Florida's electorate said they can perform manual recounts if necessary, but at least one company said it probably won't be ready by the general election on Nov. 2.

Judge stalls bid to suspend Maryland elections chief    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Andrew A. Green Baltimore Sun 14 September 2004
Removing Maryland Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone from office two months before the presidential election could "create chaos" and destroy public confidence in the Nov. 2 vote, a circuit judge said yesterday in temporarily blocking the State Board of Elections' attempt to suspend her.

Montgomery County to buy 21 voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Greg Esposito New River Valley Current 14 September 2004
CHRISTIANSBURG - The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday night to buy 21 electronic voting machines that the county registrar hopes to have ready for voters to sample in November.

Voting machines get careful exam    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald 14 September 2004
EVERETT - In an unprecedented security check, Snohomish County election officials took apart several touch-screen machines Monday to verify each is using the correct vote-counting software before today's primary election.

University expert casts doubt on new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By: Jennifer Potash Princeton Packet 14 September 2004
Billed as the best way to eliminate voting errors, electronic voting machines may actually cause more problems, a computer science expert said Saturday at the Princeton Public Library.
   Edward Felten, professor of computer science at Princeton University and the author or co-author of many works on computer security, technology law and Internet software, spoke as part of the New Jersey libraries' "September Project," which encourages a dialogue on democracy and civil engagement.


Touch screens not ruled out    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Don Fasnacht Richmond Palladium-Item 14 September 2004
Wayne County voters will vote on a touch-screen system in November unless.
John Groh, senior vice president for Election Systems & Software (ES&S), expects the iVotronic voting machines Wayne County bought to be a fully certified in the next 10 days or so.


Board seeks to force return of voting machine    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Stephen Manning Associated Press 14 September 2004
ROCKVILLE Montgomery County's election board sought a court order today to force a local election judge to return an electronic voting machine that he kept for testing after a problem arose during a weekend demonstration with U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Missed votes change Humboldt County Commission race    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Associated Press 14 September 2004
There was a change in the outcome of the Humboldt County Commission primary race after it was discovered that votes from three outlying areas weren't counted in the election night total.

Appeals Court Rejects Electronic Voting Suit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 14, 2004
By Tom Stuckey Associated Press 14 September 2004
ANNAPOLIS, Md. The state's highest court on Tuesday rejected a demand that citizens who do not trust touch-screen voting machines be given the option of using a paper ballot and that Maryland be required to take additional steps to protect the security of the Nov. 2 election.

Group lambastes Georgia's voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 13, 2004
By Julia Malone Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service 13 September 2004
WASHINGTON — With Election Day less than two months away, a conservative group rated Georgia's paperless touch-screen voting system the worst in the nation, with Florida and several other states not far behind.
The Free Congress Foundation, a long-time fixture of the political right, warns in a new report that, if the vote totals are contested on Nov. 2, the result could be a "fiasco," because so many states have installed electronic systems that have no paper ballots that can be recounted.


Mikulski sees voting problems firsthand    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 13, 2004
UPI 13 September 2004
Takoma Park, MD, Sep. 13 (UPI) Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., tested an electronic voting machine at a Maryland folk festival and the device failed to accurately record her vote.

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