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Committee ponders e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 21, 2004
BY Michael Hardy for Federal Computer Week
The controversy over electronic voting machines continues to foment as the November election approaches, and some state officials are putting the brakes on plans to adopt touch-screen machines.

Computer scientist defends security community stance on e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 21, 2004
News Story by Dan Verton in Computerworld
WASHINGTON The computer science professor at the center of the controversy over electronic voting system security told members of Congress yesterday that policymakers made "a mistake" by not conferring with security experts about voting system technologies. And he said that using the systems in November without first fixing the security flaws would be "irresponsible."

Pender County Election Problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 21, 2004
WWAYTV3.com. July 21, 2004. By Alex Lawson.
When just one electronic voting machine goes down it can throw a huge wrench in tallying election night results. That's not the only problem that cropped up on election day.

Deutsch unveils elections proposal    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
BY BETH REINHARD for the Miami Herald
In one of the opening scenes of Fahrenheit 9/11, one black member of Congress after another desperately tries to block certification of the 2000 presidential election. Lacking a single supporter in the U.S. Senate, they fail.

Experts call for voting safeguards    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
BY KEVIN COUGHLIN for the NJ Star-Ledger
The U.S. risks a repeat of the 2000 election debacle unless basic steps are taken soon to shore up lax voting procedures, an expert panel warned yesterday.
A joint report from the Massachusetts and California institutes of technology outlined simple steps meant to ensure that votes are tabulated more accurately.


Nelson: Test touch screens    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By Bill Cotterell for the Tallahassee Democrat
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the Justice Department to investigate the impact of computer touch-screen voting machines in counties where many black voters live and asked the state to thoroughly test the systems before the presidential election.

Making each vote count    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By Gary Scott , Staff Writer for the Pasadena Star News
PASADENA A team of professors from Caltech and MIT on Monday released a set of recommendations to improve the way votes are counted and minimize the chance that ballots will be lost, misread or invalidated in the upcoming presidential election.

Fedor, Ujvagi seek to lease vote machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By FRITZ WENZEL for the Toledo Blade
Democratic lawmakers Teresa Fedor and Peter Ujvagi yesterday called for Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell to use some of the money set aside to buy new voting equipment around the state to pay for Lucas County to rent optical scan voting machines for the November election.

Elections contract awarded    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
BY CLAY BARBOUR for the Charleston Post and Courier
COLUMBIAThe state's chief procurement officer quietly awarded a Nebraska company a $37.7 million contract Monday to fit South Carolina with a statewide electronic voting system.

More Florida Ballot Woes On Tap?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By David Paul Kuhn, for CBS News
Four years after the Florida vote-counting fiasco, concerns over the reliability of ballots in the Sunshine State remain. Though improvements have been made, with less than four months until the state's 27 electoral votes go up for grabs, the lack of a paper trail has belied confidence in new electronic voting equipment.

Securing e-voting will be a long-term effort    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By William Jackson for Government Computer News
A House panel today struggled with the questions of how to set standards for acceptable error rates in voting technology and how to achieve those standards.
Government officials, computer scientists and technology vendors agreed that it is too late for legislation or technology to have much of an impact on the 2004 election.


DeKalb precinct to stay open an extra hour    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
By CARLOS CAMPOS for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A DeKalb County precinct will be held open an extra hour tonight due to problems earlier today with electronic voting machines.
Poll workers had problems encoding voter access cards this morning at Allgood Elementary School in Stone Mountain. The problem was corrected within an hour. But elections officials asked a judge to keep the precinct open until 8 p.m. to make up for the lost time. Similar problems in south Georgia's Irwin County also led to a one-hour extension on voting.


State elections supervisors squabbling    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 20, 2004
by BRENT KALLESTAD for AP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Leon County elections supervisor Ion Sancho apparently won't win any popularity contests among his 66 colleagues across the state, or in the secretary of state's office for that matter.

Critics watching voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By CARLOS CAMPOS for the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Georgia elections officials say they've tightened the security over the state's electronic voting system.
But critics of the state's 23,000 touch-screen machines continue to believe they are susceptible to vote-rigging.


Opposition Grows to Paperless Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Caron Carlson for eWeek
Voters took to the streets in 19 states last week to protest paperless electronic voting machines. In the coast-to-coast "Computer Ate My Vote" rallies, citizens showed what activists say could become widespread dissent against nonverifiable ballots if this year's presidential election becomes another close call.

Electronic voting still a live issue    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Don Schanche Jr. for the Macon Telegraph
When Georgia voters cast their touch-screen, electronic ballots in Tuesday's primary elections, they will be at the center of a nationwide debate.

Parties promote absentee ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Robert Perez Orlando Sentinel Staff Writer
Nearly four years after absentee ballots helped hand George W. Bush a 537-vote victory in Florida and the presidency, political strategists from both parties are pushing to get the ballots into the hands of even more voters in the upcoming election.

In Our View: Worrywarts and electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
The Daily Herald (Utah)
The only thing that was certain after the 2000 presidential election was that punch-card ballots had to go.
The turmoil over confusing butterfly ballots and punch cards with chads that didn't completely break away from the card spurred federal legislation to move the nation to computerized voting machines. Touch-screen technology, which we've seen in grocery stores, fast-food restaurants, gas stations and now airports should end the possibility of another presidential election being thrown into doubt because of a piece of paper.


Voting machine upgrade scrapped    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Neil Vigdor for the Greenwich Time
The town has abandoned a plan to replace its mechanical lever-operated voting machines with optical scanners for the November election because of a misunderstanding over the types of equipment allowed under state law and who would pay.

E-voting: Enough, protesters say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
Opinion in San Jose Mercury
What started as the dissent of a few computer scientists and good-government watchdogs in Santa Clara County 18 months ago has grown into a national movement.

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