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Voting machines to cover Kansas    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 7, 2004
BY LORI O'TOOLE BUSELT The Wichita Eagle 07 September 2004
The paper ballot is about to go the way of the horse and buggy and typewriters.
By 2006, all of Kansas' 2,200 polling places will need to have electronic voting machines to comply with a federal law that requires polling places to provide the handicapped a means to vote without another person's assistance.


Officials OK voting machines for county    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 7, 2004
by MARGARET GIBBONS , Norristown Times Herald 07 September 2004
COURTHOUSE - Montgomery County officials do not anticipate any problems with the county's electronic voting machines in the upcoming presidential election when voter turnout traditionally is higher than in other years.

Right to vote vs. right to secrecy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 7, 2004
By DAVID GOLDSTEIN Kansas City Star 07 September 2004
WASHINGTON — Missouri's recently announced plan to allow combat-zone soldiers to vote by e-mail has triggered concerns among voting experts over the secrecy and security of those ballots.
They said the system, which would use both e-mail and fax machines to get ballots from military service people in such places as Iraq and Afghanistan back to local election offices in Missouri, could be subject to hacking, viruses and other chicanery because they would not be encrypted.


Calif. to Sue Diebold Over False Claims    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Reuters 07 September 2004
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said on Tuesday he would sue electronic voting machine maker Diebold Inc. (DBD.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on charges it defrauded the state with false claims about its products.

Critics warn of post-election problems if no paper trail exists    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 6, 2004
BY Michael Hardy Federal Computer Week 06 September 2004
In many ways, politics in the United States are unlike those in Venezuela. The South American nation last month held a recall election for President Hugo Chavez, who survived an attempted coup in 2002.

Hopeful's e-vote plight raises verification issue    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 6, 2004
By Rachel Konrad Associated Press 06 September 2004
RIVERSIDE - County election officials have been among the staunchest advocates of electronic voting, insisting that computers are as reliable as paper ballots.
But a dispute over a razor-thin election here suggests that important electronic data might not exist, making accurate recounts impossible in many states.


Nevadans to become first to use touch-screen voting in primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, September 6, 2004
Associated Press 06 September 2004
LAS VEGAS - Voting officials were watching how successful Nevada would be Tuesday in becoming the first state to use touch-screen machines in statewide voting.

Problems Abound in Election System    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 5, 2004
By Jo Becker and Dan Keating Washington Post Staff Writers September 5, 2004
When Americans go to the polls in November to elect a president, they will confront a voting system beset by many of the same problems that produced the bitterly disputed outcome four years ago and led to a 36-day legal standoff ultimately decided by the Supreme Court.

Punch card voting system still used in 12 West Virginia counties    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 5, 2004
By PAMELA BRUST Parkersburg News and Sentinel 05 September 2004
PARKERSBURG - Wood County election officials won't be losing any sleep general election night worrying about hanging, pregnant or dimpled chad.
Wood is among 43 counties in West Virginia that does not use the controversial punch card-style ballots. But 12 West Virginia counties use the punch card voting method, including Kanawha, the largest county in the state.


Election flaws feared in swing states    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 5, 2004
By Margie Wylie Newhouse News Service 05 September 2004
With only weeks until America chooses a president, elections officials in battleground states are crossing their fingers that the vote goes smoothly.
"Nobody wants to be the next Florida not even Florida," said Anne Martens, spokeswoman for Oregon's secretary of state.


Voting reforms not finished yet    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 5, 2004
Editorial in Denver Post 05 September 2004
Nearly four years after the 2000 Florida vote fiasco, reform of the nation's election systems is unfinished business, and some Americans remain uneasy about the accuracy and reliability of election returns.

Jittery about voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, September 5, 2004
By Todd Engdahl Denver Post 05 September 2004
Could the 2004 election be hashed up or stolen?
A variety of activist groups, computer geeks and ordinary citizens, worried about the spread of new electronic voting systems since 2000, seems to think so.


State OKs Use of Election Funds Seized in Probe    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 4, 2004
By Evan Halper Los Angeles Times 04 September 2004
SACRAMENTO — The administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has released $15.2 million in federal election reform money that had been frozen pending an investigation into Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's use of such funds.

Slow count blamed on computer indexing    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 4, 2004
By JEFF TESTERMAN, St. Petersburg Times 04 September 2004
TAMPA - Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson said Friday he'd slept only about 12 hours since election night, while he fretted over the cause of a computer malfunction responsible for a dramatic slowdown in vote tabulation.

Election turns around when inspectors 'see the light'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 4, 2004
By Steve Gunn and Lynn Moore Muskegon Chronical 04 September 2004
Sometimes the human eye can read ballots that computers can't.
The ability of election inspectors to see light marks that an optical scanner missed appears to have contributed to Kris Tabler being declared the winner of the Muskegon Township Clerk Democratic primary election, following a recount this week.


Voting irregularities could confound a tight election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, September 4, 2004
By JAMES ROSEN Knoxville News Sentinel 04 September 2004
It could happen again, but it might not be in Florida this time.
Almost four years after the 2000 recount debacle filled the streets with protesters, snarled the court system and delayed the election outcome for five weeks, Americans once more find themselves in a deadlocked presidential campaign as the contest enters the stretch run.


Delaying payment is justified    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 3, 2004
Palladium-Item (IN) 03 September 2004
Wayne County officials made the right move when they decided not to pay for a new election system until it is certified by the state. Beyond that, the county clerk and the election board should be ready with a plan if the company cannot provide a state-certified voting system in time for the Nov. 2 election.

Maryland court rejects paper requirement for e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 3, 2004
Dan Verton ComputerWorld 03 September 2004
SEPTEMBER 03, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A Maryland county court yesterday rejected a challenge to the use of electronic voting machines that sought to allow voters to opt out of using the technology.

The Free Congress Foundation Releases Its State-By-State    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, September 3, 2004
Press Release from Free Congress Foundation 03 September 2004
Washington, D.C. – The Free Congress Foundation released its voter readiness report card today. Jill S. Farrell, Director of Communications of the Free Congress Foundation, released a voter readiness report card for the 50 States and Washington D.C. Farrell points out, “On the whole, America receives a C+. For example, an A+ goes to Nevada while Georgia receives an F-.” Grades were based on reliability of equipment and verifiable recount preparedness.

Judge Rules in Favor Of Md. Vote Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, September 2, 2004
By Eric Rich Washington Post 02 September 2004
An Anne Arundel County judge yesterday rejected a challenge to the state's touch-screen voting machines, saying they are more accurate than the paper ballots plaintiffs are seeking to make optional for the November elections.

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