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Wrong Time for an E-Vote Glitch    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 13, 2004
by Kim Zetter in WiredNews 13 August 2004
It was simultaneously an uh-oh moment and an ah-ha moment.
When Sequoia Voting Systems demonstrated its new paper-trail electronic voting system for state Senate staffers in California last week, the company representative got a surprise when the paper trail failed to record votes that testers cast on the machine.


The new voting systems are in    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, August 13, 2004
By HEIDI J. BERTOLINO in the Pahrump Valley Times 13 August 2004

Nye County Clerk Sam Merlino and interested viewers conducted an informal test Wednesday. The subject was the new voting machines to be used, for the first time in the nation's history and only in Nevada, during the 2004 election. The new voter machines, designed by Sequoia Voting Systems include a printer component attached to a touch-screen and are the first ever voter-verifiable machines with a paper audit trail.



Test confirms vote machine accuracy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
by Dale M. King in the Boca Raton News 12 August 2004
The accuracy of Palm Beach County’s touch-screen voting machines was put to the test on Wednesday – literally.
In a bunker-style garage adjacent to the Supervisor of Elections office on Military Trail, 2 percent of the county’s 4,270 “voting units” whirred, clicked and chirped as they tabulated mock election results.
On the sidelines, poll watchers watched, skeptics pondered and election officials mused.
But when it was all over, they pronounced the apparatus A-OK.


Several touch-screen machines show glitches    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Henry A. Stephens for TCPalm News 12 August 2004
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Four touch-screen voting machines had to be re-programmed in a routine test Wednesday because of minor copying glitches, county Elections Supervisor Kay Clem said.

Voting machines 'perfect' in tests    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Jim Turner for TCPalm News 12 August 2004
TUART — Randomly ed voting machines perfectly recorded every test vote cast Wednesday.
However, local Democrats and American Civil Liberties Union representatives remain skeptical of the county's exclusive reliance on the touch-screen machines in the upcoming elections.


Voting equipment takes a test    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Nancy Cook Lauer in the Tallahassee Democrat 12 August 2004
Trying to reassure voters that all systems are "go" for the Aug.31 primaries, state and local officials began publicly testing election equipment in seven Florida counties Wednesday.

Elections officials evaluate electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
by LUIS F. PEREZ in the Bradenton Herald 12 August 2004
PALM BEACH COUNTY - Palm Beach County elections officials Wednesday publicly tested a sample of the thousands of electronic voting machines they'll deploy for the upcoming primary and Election Day.

State approves limited e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Ian Hoffman, in the Tri-Valley Herald 12 August 2004
California approved three final counties Wednesday for electronic voting in November, freeing a total of 11 counties to use touch-screen machines.

E-voting clears final hurdle    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Ian Hoffman in the Oakland Tribune 12 August 2004
California approved three final counties Wednesday for electronic voting in November, freeing a total of 11 counties to use touch-screen machines.

Electronic voting has yet to fulfill promise    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
By Vikas Bajaj in the Dallas Morning News 12 August 2004
DALLAS - The technology revolution that was supposed to modernize voting booths by the November elections is turning out to be, well, not so revolutionary.
Disputes over their security and delays in federal funding have slowed the upgrade of U.S. voting machines, promised after the Florida vote-counting debacle in the last presidential election.


Three more California counties approved for electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 12, 2004
Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. - Three more California counties have been approved for electronic voting in the November election, bringing to 11 the number of counties cleared to cast digital ballots with touch-screen machines.

Voting rule could cost county $88,000    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
by Steven T. Dennis in the Maryland Gazette 11 August 2004
ANNAPOLIS A new voting rule approved Tuesday that is intended to provide the appearance of tighter voting security could result in lengthy delays in getting results on election night or in added costs for county governments.

Every vote counts, except in Florida    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Op-Ed in the Virginian-Pilot 11August 2004
No matter who wins the November presidential election, cross your fingers that the outcome isn’t close.
Given the latest election news coming out of the Sunshine State, that may be the only way to avoid catastrophe.


County betting on 'close to fool-proof' electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
By Mark Wheeler / Hi-Desert Star 11 August 2004
SAN BERNARDINO - Scott Konopasek is pretty sure of himself, and he's sure of his machines, too, which is probably a good thing. Konopasek is the county registrar of voters, and his machines are the ones San Bernardino County residents will be using to vote in November.

Solutions still missing    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
By Palm Beach Post Editorial 11 August 2004
The ghost of elections past haunts Palm Beach County. As the November presidential contest nears, Democrats complain that not enough has been done to chase those ghosts away. Ill-conceived, last-minute suggestions by outsiders, such as state Sen. Ron Klein, cannot rebuild the system in time or recapture lost public confidence. Entrenched insiders, such as Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore, have had years to reinstill public confidence but have failed.

ACLU sues state over closed meetings of voting examiners    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
By Natalie Gott for Associated Press 11 August 2004
AUSTIN - The American Civil Liberties Union sued state officials Wednesday in an attempt to force Texas' voting system examiners to hold their meetings in public.

PBC gets glimpse of election scrutiny    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
by George Bennet in the Palm Beach Post 11 August 2004
A routine test of some of Palm Beach County's voting machines on Wednesday offered a glimpse of the election scrutiny Florida can expect between now and the Nov. 2 election.

Brent Batten: Voting machines pass early test    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 11, 2004
By BRENT BATTEN in the Naples Daily News 12 August 2004
The bad news is, errors showed up in the test of touch-screen voting machines conducted Tuesday.
The good news is, they were of the human kind.


Dade official seeking monitor for vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 10, 2004
BY CHARLES RABIN in the Miami Herald 10 August 2004
Miami-Dade Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler has asked the county manager to let an independent organization monitor the county's primary election in three weeks and the presidential election in November.

Maryland voters file petition against e-voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 10, 2004
by Grant Gross for IDG News in Computerworld 10 August 2004
AUGUST 10, 2004 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Eight Maryland voters have asked an appeals court to force the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) to address alleged security risks in an electronic voting machine system and provide a voter-verified paper trail during elections.

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