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Florida Again Faces Disputes Over Elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 28, 2004
By Manuel Roig-Franzia in the Washington Post 29 July 2004
MIAMI, July 28 Anything sound familiar here?
Voting rights lawyers are in Tallahassee, one of the epicenters of the 2000 presidential election convulsions, arguing about recounts. Florida civil rights advocates are seething about restoring the voting rights of felons. And, in Miami, elections officials now find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to explain why they've lost much of their audit records from the last big statewide election.


Montogomery Electoral Board to discuss electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 28, 2004
by Dan Pulliam for the Roanoke Times 28 July 2004
The merits of electronic voting machines examined by the Montgomery County Electoral Board will be discussed in a public meeting tonight, with some claiming that the machines being considered have proved faulty in past elections.

Greenwood eyes voting system upgrade funds    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By WALLACE McBRIDE for the Index-Journal (SC) 27 July 2004
South Carolina’s legislature decided this year not to force counties to adopt a universal voting system, but those that receive federal funding to make improvements to election equipment will be required to purchase from a specific, state-approved vendor.

No Doctored DRE    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
by John Fund in the OpinionJournal of the Wall Street Journal 27 July 2004
BOSTONYou don't have to go far here to find a Democrat who says the 2000 election was stolen. John Kerry is one of them. He claims a million African-Americans nationwide had their votes stolen and he won't let it happen again.

Vermont shows how to run an election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN for the Brattleboro Reformer 27 July 2004
RATTLEBORO If there is one thing Town Clerk Annette Cappy learned after attending a national elections meeting recently, it is that the election process in Vermont is in pretty good shape.

New machines make voting fairer for disabled    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By CINDY PARKER Guest Columnist in The State (SC) 27 July 2004
The debate over voter-verified paper receipts for each voter may cause more harm than good. Indeed, I am convinced that the outgrowth of that debate, an effort to have the S.C. attorney general stop the State Election Commission from purchasing new voting machines, will prevent South Carolinians with disabilities from voting independently and privately in November’s general election.

ACLU tries to end punch-card voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Karen Farkas in the Cleveland Plain-Dealer 27 July 2004
Akron- U.S. District Judge David Dowd said when he first voted, he would mark an X next to the candidate or issue on his paper ballot.
Voting is not so simple today and new technology begat new problems, as evidenced by the trial that began Monday in Dowd's courtroom.


Fear of Fraud    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
by Paul Krugman in the New York Times 27 July 2004
It's election night, and early returns suggest trouble for the incumbent. Then, mysteriously, the vote count stops and observers from the challenger's campaign see employees of a voting-machine company, one wearing a badge that identifies him as a county official, typing instructions at computers with access to the vote-tabulating software.

Electronic Voting Outcome: Too Close to Call    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By Eric Hellweg for Technology Review 27 July 2004
It’s July 27. Do you know how you’re going to vote in the presidential election?
Not whom you’ll vote for, but how, exactly, you’ll cast your ballot? As the Democrats get their convention on this week in Boston, residents of Ohio and election officials in counties across the country are still working out some of the details.


Move to electronic voting places financial burden on Ector County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By Cliff Hamilton for the Odessa American 27 July 2004
Ector County officials say it could take more than a half a million dollars to comply with a federal order to replace its punch-card voting machines.
Elections Administrator Sharon Wilson said revamping the county’s voting system could cost as much as $750,000, enough that it could require a bond issue.


Florida Activists Urge Manual Recount Possibility    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By Michael Peltier for Reuters 27 July 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Political activists asked a judge on Tuesday to invalidate a Florida election rule barring manual recounts on touch-screen voting machines that will be used by half the state's registered voters.
In a case with echoes of the disputed 2000 presidential election, a coalition of groups is suing Florida's Department of State over a rule preventing local elections supervisors in 15 counties from setting up manual recount procedures for touch-screen voting systems put in place since then.


Groups challenge Florida ban on touchscreen machine vote recounts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
by BRENT KALLESTAD for AP 27 July 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A coalition of election reform groups asked an administrative law judge Tuesday to strike a state rule that prevents counties using touchscreen voting machines from conducting manual recounts from the machines.

Lost Record of Vote in '02 Florida Race Raises '04 Concern    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 27, 2004
By ABBY GOODNOUGH for the New York Times 27 July 2004
MIAMI, July 27 - Almost all the electronic records from the first widespread use of touch-screen voting in Miami-Dade County have been lost, stoking concerns that the machines are unreliable as the presidential election draws near.

Old-fashioned voting here to stay awhile    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
by Herman Wang for The Daily News (Jacksonville, NC) 26 July 2004
Computerized ballots may be the future of voting, but for Onslow County voters, that future may be a ways off.

Punch-card voting challenge in court    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
By Cindi Andrews for the Cincinnati Enquirer 26 July 2004
A trial will start today in federal court in Akron in which the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that Hamilton County and three other counties in Ohio that use punch-card ballots are violating the rights of voters.

Amsterdam rejects voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
by Joe Figueiredo in Digital Media Europe 26 July 2004
Amsterdam city council has turned down a request by the Board of the Mayor and Aldermen (responsible for the city’s day-to-day running) for €400,000 for the installation of 480 automated voting machines in time for the next elections, in 2006.

Vote system on agenda    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
By CLAUDIA S. MEL?NDEZ for the Salinas Californian 26 July 2004
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors will be asked Tuesday to approve a contract to the county's outdated punching card voting system in time for the November election.

Opinion: Technical problems impede the momentum of e-voting.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
by Scot Petersen for eWeek 26 July 2004
From the digging through the archives department: "Soon every local, state and national election will be conducted online." Who was the fool who wrote that one? Answer: me, your friendly "E-Volution" columnist in the Jan. 3, 2000, issue of PC Week (five months before we changed our name to eWEEK). And for you Marv Albert fans, it came complete with the clever headline: "Online voting: Yes, and it counts!"

Effort Afoot to Address E-voting at Convention    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
News Story by Dan Verton in Computerworld 26 July 2004
JULY 26, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) - A Democratic congresswoman from President George W. Bush's home state plans to put the issue of electronic voting security and integrity in the spotlight at this week's Democratic National Convention.

County voting machines OK    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 26, 2004
Plumas County News 26 July 2004
Plumas County and the Secretary of State have reached an agreement that will allow the county to conduct the Nov. 2 election with the Direct Recording Electronic - Touch Screen Voting System that it has used since the March Primary election in 2002.

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