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Dade leader wants voting overhaul    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
BY CHARLES RABIN in the Miami Herald 04 August 2004
Miami-Dade Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler sent a strongly worded message to County Manager George Burgess this week, calling the county's election department 'the laughingstock of the nation,' and telling him to address problems by Aug. 16 15 days before the primary election.

Johnson County Placing Pressure on Software Company    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By Joy Dumandan for WISH-TV Indianapolis 04 August 2004
The Johnson County Election Board is placing pressure on Election Systems & Software (ES&S). That's the company responsible for certifying software for its voting machines.

Election Task Force to Release Recommendations    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
by WISH-TV Indianapolis 04 August 2004
(Indianapolis) Marion County should anticipate some changes in the voting process this fall. They're being brought about by the ballot shortages and software problems seen last spring.

Officials put voter turnout at 42 percent    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By RENEE JEAN\Daily Journal Assistant Managing Editor 04 August 2004
Voters continued to turn out through much of the day Tuesday, making sure their votes counted on a wide variety of issues, from the marriage amendment to local tax issues and in tight candidate elections.

Poll finds scattered vote errors, widespread cynicism    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
By THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III for Scripps Howard News Service 04 August 2004
With malfunctioning voting machines and confusion over registration plaguing millions of Americans, most voters believe the ballot-counting problems discovered in Florida four years ago can actually occur nationwide, a new poll finds.
Slightly more than 6 percent of participants in a survey reported problems at the polls at some point since they began voting, a figure that would translate to nearly 7 million voters nationwide based on turnout in the presidential election four years ago.


Miami-Dade activists call for election oversight    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
by Charles Rabin in the Miami Herald 04 August 2004
Fortified by Miami-Dade Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler's call for voting reform, political activists gathered at County Hall Wednesday to urge voter turnout and demand proper oversight during upcoming elections.

Touch Screen Voting Machines and Absentee Ballot Counters Will Offer a Proven, Secure Voting Solution for South Carolina Voters    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, August 4, 2004
ES&S Press Release 04 August 2004
OMAHA, Neb.(BUSINESS WIRE)Aug. 4, 2004South Carolina's State Election Commission announced today that the state has ed Election Systems & Software (ES&S) to implement a new voting system statewide. Beginning this November, 15 South Carolina counties will use ES&S' iVotronic(TM) touch screen voting machines to cast their votes, and absentee votes will be tabulated using ES&S Model 100 and Model 650 Absentee Ballot Counters. South Carolina's other counties will begin using the new technology in 2005.

Diebold Admits Vote Software Used in Maryland Primaries Did Not Meet Fed Standards    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 3, 2004
By Linda Schade, TrueVoteMD in the Baltimore Chronicle
Diebold Election Systems, Inc. has admitted that the electronic voting software used in the March 2004 Maryland Primary Election was not federally qualified. Maryland law requires that, prior to certification by the State Board of Elections, voting systems and any modifications to them must comply with applicable federal qualification standards.

Public and experts split over e-voting security    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 3, 2004
By William Jackson for Government Computer News 03 August 2004
Despite the concerns of security professionals, the general public has a high level of trust in electronic voting.
More than half of those polled in a recent survey had a favorable opinion of e-voting, and three quarters had confidence in the technology.


Banker challenges election results    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 3, 2004
By BOB PEPALIS for the Forsyth Herald 03 August 2004
Attorneys for Melissa Banker filed a challenge to election results in Forsyth County’s Republican primary election for chief magistrate.
Banker finished second in the election to incumbent Barbara Cole. Despite posted notices that he had withdrawn from the race, 1,817 people voted for John Adams Jr. However, those votes were not counted and Cole was declared winner of the election because she had more than 50 percent of the votes cast that were counted.


Carey-Shuler calls for immediate improvements in the Miami-Dade election department    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 3, 2004
BY CHARLES RABIN in the Miami Herald 03 August 2004
Miami-Dade Commission Chairwoman Barbara Carey-Shuler sent a strongly-worded memo to County Manager George Burgess this week, calling the county's election department 'the laughingstock of the nation,' and telling him to address the problems by Aug. 16 two weeks before the primary election.

Humidity leads to ballot counting problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, August 3, 2004
From the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World staff 03 August 2004
Today's humidity did more than make voters uncomfortable it also helped gum up the works during vote counting at the county courthouse, election officials said.

Higher absentee voting possible in state    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
BY GARY FINEOUT for the Miami Herald 02 August 2004
A week ago Adrian Siegel became part of what may become a fast-growing trend this election year in Florida.
Bothered by ongoing reports of problems with touch-screen machines, the southwestern Miami-Dade County resident mailed in an application to request an absentee ballot. Even though she works with computers for a living, Siegel says she wants a paper ballot this year.


Elections watchdogs nervous over vulnerable electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
By William E. Gibson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel 02 August 2004
While praying for a landslide, elections officials around the country are bracing for another close presidential election in November that almost certainly would produce contested results in some states still in the midst of reforming their voting systems.

Painting Happy Faces on Black Boxes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
By Dianne Farsetta, AlterNet. Posted August 2, 2004.
Last week it was reported that nearly all of Miami-Dade County's records of votes cast on electronic voting machines in the 2002 gubernatorial primary were lost (the information later turned up, but serious questions remain), and that Florida's Republican Party was warning voters, "Electronic voting machines do not have a paper ballot.... Make sure your vote counts. Order your absentee ballot today." That's two more heavy straws added to the back of an already unhappy camel.

Florida e-voting data lost, then found    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
BY Michael Hardy for Federal Computer Week 02 August 2004
Florida officials first lost then found archived data in Miami-Dade County from the 2002 gubernatorial primary election, adding another example to the growing list of cases that electronic voting opponents cite when criticizing touch-screen voting machines.

Official Calls Poll Workers `Achilles' Heel' of Elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
By TAMARA LUSH for St. Petersburg Times 02 August 2004
They have been called the weakest link in Florida's election system, the last defense between a well-run democracy and a banana republic.

To Touch, Or Not to Touch?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
Editorial in the Ledger of Lakeland, FL 02 August 2004
To touch, or not to touch, that is the question. The Republican Party has two answers. Last week, the Republican Party of Florida sent out a glossy mailer to voters in Miami: "The liberal Democrats have already begun their attacks and the new electronic voting machines do not have a paper ballot to verify your vote in case of recount. Make sure your vote counts. Order your absentee ballot today."

E-Voting: The Future of Democracy    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, August 2, 2004
By Rob Enderle in TechNewsWorld 02 August 2004
I've been watching the e-voting concerns increase as the related technology proliferates across the country and have come to the conclusion that we are once again seeing the government act first and think second.

Voting systems poised to tally    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, August 1, 2004
by Rachel Harris and Jim Reeder for the Palm Beach Post 01 August 2004
A month before the primary elections, Treasure Coast voters are suffering glancing blows from the preelection clashes to the south.

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