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Touch-screens dealt a blow    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
BY GARY FINEOUT for Miami Herald 05 August 2004
TALLAHASSEE - While state election officials publicly proclaim their faith in touch-screen voting machines in the midst of criticism, their own reports may have been the first to highlight potential shortcomings in the technology more than 18 months ago.

Vote scanners draw interest    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By CHARLES RABIN for the Miami Herald 05 August 2004
On the same day political activists gathered at Miami-Dade County Hall to demand more oversight during elections, Mayor Alex Penelas met with county leaders to discuss studying a possible switch to optical scanning machines for the Nov. 2 election.

Voting machines a huge gamble on Election Day    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
OP-ED Miami Herald 05 August 2004
Within the mad cacophony of a Vegas casino corny music, flashing lights, rows of slots singing: cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching bettors enjoy protections not yet extended to voters. Regulators have their priorities for safeguarding the integrity of computer terminals that cater to the masses. Those priorities aren't about voting.

Still hanging    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
Op-ED in the Charlotte Observer 05 August 2004
In the land of the hanging chads, public confidence in the voting system remains shaky and for good reason.
The doubters aren't just Democrats. While Gov. Jeb Bush was reassuring Floridians that the state's new touch-screen voting machines are reliable, his own state Republican Party recently gave his assertions a vote of no confidence.


Touch-screen voting machines in Miami-Dade concern Penelas    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By David C?zares for the South Florida Sun Sentinel 05 August 2004
Less than three years after Miami-Dade County spent $24.5 million on 7,200 touch-screen voting machines, Mayor Alex Penelas wants to know whether elections officials should scrap them.

Radio ads criticize paperless balloting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By Jerry Cornfield for the Everett Herald 05 August 2004
EVERETT - The latest concoction from a millionaire founder of the Ben & Jerry's ice-cream empire is a bit too sour for Bob Terwilliger's taste.
Its flavor is politics, 100 percent pure, no sugar added.


A Broken System Stays Broken    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by Jillian Matundan for the Gotham Gazette 05 August 2004
Few have completely forgotten the debacle in Florida during the presidential election of 2000, where thousands of voters were disenfranchised because their ballot was so confusing that they chose the wrong candidate (the so-called "butterfly ballots"), or because the ballots were so poorly designed that it wasn't clear who the voter had voted for (the "hanging chads"), or because they were simply d from the voting rolls. Manual recounts took months, and then it was the Supreme Court who decided the presidency.

Voting system will get faster, officials say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by CRicks in the Kalamazoo Gazette 05 August 2004
Tuesday's primary-election process may have been slow in yielding final results, but nobody was denied the right to vote because of it, Kalamazoo County's chief election official said.

A World of Suspicion    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by Tara Treasurefield in the North Bay Bohemian 05 August 2004
Only a few months ago, Napa County supervisor Mike Rippey was at ease in a world based on trust. He assumed that the voting system was reliable, secure and accurate. But now, like thousands of other Americans for whom election results just don't compute anymore, he resides in a world of doubt and suspicion.

Democrats: give voters choice of using electronic, paper ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by DAVID ROYSE for AP in the San Jose Mercury News 05 August 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two Democratic lawmakers wrote to Gov. Jeb Bush Thursday asking him to order 15 counties that use touchscreen voting to give voters a choice in November between the electronic machines and those that use paper ballots.

McMaster gives new voting system green light    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
by JENNIFER HOLLAND for Associated Press 05 August 2004
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's new touch-screen voting machines meet federal requirements, the state attorney general says, despite complaints from a group that promotes voter education and participation.

Election Board Okays Ballot Design    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By Jim Shella for WISH-TV 05 August 2004
(Marion County) - The Marion County election board adopted a ballot design for the November election Thursday that should eliminate the controversy that led to a court battle last year.

PFAWF urges "Paper or Plastic" Vote Option in Florida    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
Press Release in Common Dreams 05 August 2004
WASHINGTON - August 5 - Ralph G. Neas, President of People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF), wrote to Gov. Jeb Bush today urging him to offer Floridians the option of voting on paper ballots that can be recounted instead of the problem-plagued electronic voting machines being used in 15 Florida counties.

New way to vote on Tuesday    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By RICHARD VALENTY Colorado Daily 05 August 2004
The Aug. 10 party primary elections might not draw the full suspense and passion that the Nov. 2 general election will generate, but the Democratic and Republican tilts for the party's U.S. Senate nomination will be of national interest, and the overall race for Boulder County Commissioner District 1 could be all but formally decided Tuesday night.

Paper ballot request draws supervisor's ire    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, August 5, 2004
By Dara Kam in the Palm Beach Post 05 August 2004
TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Ron Klein urged Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday to give voters in the 15 counties that use touch-screen voting machines the option of casting paper absentee ballots, a move that Palm Beach County's top elections official rejected as "the most absurd thing I've heard yet."

Deadline set for voting machine certification    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By MICHAEL W. HOSKINS in the Johnson Co. Journal 04 August 2004
Voters will be using paper ballots in November’s election unless Johnson County’s touchscreen voting machines are certified for use within two weeks.

Press Journal editorial: Indian River residents clamor for pre-election vote, paper ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Editorial in the Florida Press Journal 04 August 2004
Indian River County residents just can't wait to vote. As of Tuesday, nearly 4,000 absentee ballots were ordered for the Aug. 31 primary — more than 10 times the number requested in 2002. Early voting runs Aug. 16-30 and is expected to draw record turnouts at the election office in Vero Beach and at Sebastian City Hall.

New voting machines do well in early tests    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By Ryan Morgan, Camera Staff Writer in the Boulder News 04 August 2004
As early voting for the primary gets under way this week, voters and election judges are slowly adjusting to the new electronic voting machines the county purchased this summer, election officials say.
So far, the county has had to contend with minor glitches, but nothing serious, said Tom Halicki, Boulder County's elections manager.


Miami-Dade orders pre-election assessment to boost voter confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By Tania Valdemoro for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 04 August 2004
Miami · Angry that county elections officials temporarily lost voter data from past elections, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler on Tuesday demanded that county officials take steps to restore voter confidence.

Why is S.C. rushing electronic voting when optical scanners are best?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
BY BRETT BURSEY in the Charleston Post and Courier 04 August 2004
If you are among the 33 percent of South Carolinians who plan to vote on Nov. 2, you assume that your vote will be counted to help determine who runs the schoolhouse, the Statehouse and the White House.
Don't be so sure.


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