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E-voting verification pilot planned in fall    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
Government Computer News
An electronic voting machine company has agreed to load election security technology from VoteHere Inc. on some of its machines to test the encrypted vote verification system in the fall election.

Maryland Activists Want E-Voting Receipts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Robert MacMillan for the Washington Post
Melanie Vaughan-West arrived at the Maryland State House in Annapolis last Tuesday to demand something she never had before a receipt for her vote.

Junior Florida senator says he's worried about voting technology    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
by BRENT KALLESTAD for the AP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked the federal government Monday to audit touchscreen voting machines that are to be used in 15 Florida counties in statewide elections next month and in November.
In a letter sent Monday to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Democrat asked for an independent Department of Justice audit of the touchscreen machines.


State s voting machine vendor    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
by JIM DAVENPORT for AP
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The State Election Commission will use an Omaha, Nebraska, company for new voting machines in 14 counties.
State Election Commission Director Marci Andino says the commission decided Monday to award the contract, worth up to $37 million, to Election Systems and Software.


E-ballot software wins vote of confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
By Robert Lemos for ZDNet
The companies will team to integrate the technology into AVS's WINvote touch-screen voting terminal and will test the device during the November election. Rather than allow for a centralized re-count, the system gives voters the ability to check their vote online by matching a coded number on a receipt with the same number in a database.

Nelson: Vote machines in doubt    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, July 19, 2004
BY GARY FINEOUT for the Miami Herald
TALLAHASSEE - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, seizing upon recent news reports questioning the accuracy of touch-screen voting machines, joined those asking for an independent statewide review to make sure the machines will work properly on Election Day.

Glitch in voting machines gets fixed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
By BRIDGET HALL GRUMET, St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer
DADE CITY - Supervisor of Elections Kurt Browning envisions an assembly line of sorts.
A couple of employees will place some touch screen voting machines on the table. Other workers will download an d program into those units. Once the five-minute download finishes, the machines will go back into storage, and new ones will move onto the table.


The manual on recounts Election procedures aren't what they used to be    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
Opinion in the Sarasota Herald Tribune
Question: What do you think the term "manual recount" means in 2004?
If you flash back to Bush vs. Gore and answer, "An incredibly laborious, contentious, but thorough review of every single ballot," you're wrong.


State set to approve less-flawed e-voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
by Ian Hoffmann in the San Mateo Times
California elections officials are poised Monday to approve a new Diebold electronic-voting system for Alameda, Los Angeles and Plumas counties that still leaves some published security holes unplugged and the fix for a troubling vote-counting problem unproven.

Touch to Vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
ABC World News Tonight
July 18, 2004 — When American voters line up at the polls this November, more of them than ever will be using touch-screen, electronic voting: A new study shows 50 million votes will be cast this way, with 28 states having at least one district using the method.

Addresses in Warren still pose election problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
By MATTHEW E. MILLIKEN, Henderson, Vance County Daily Dispatch
WARRENTON - The Warren County elections office appears to have cleared up its database troubles - at least for the moment - but board members expressed anxiety about dealing with voters who do not know their precinct.

Kerry Building Legal Network for Vote Fights    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, July 18, 2004
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER for the New York Times
Mindful of the election problems in Florida four years ago, aides to Senator John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, say his campaign is putting together a far more intricate set of legal safeguards than any presidential candidate before him to monitor the election.

Primary candidate sues county over recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
By: DAVE DOWNEY for North Coast Times
Lawyers for Linda Soubirous, a candidate for county supervisor who nearly forced incumbent Bob Buster to face a runoff, filed suit in Riverside Superior Court late Friday to make the county provide information denied her in a recount of the March 2 primary.

State recertifies county's voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
by Dve Downey for North County Times
Secretary of State Kevin Shelley on Friday recertified Riverside County's voting system, clearing the way for more than 4,000 ATM-like, touch-screen machines to be used in the Nov. 2 general election.

Electronic voting machines nixed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
From the Lorain County Morning Journal
COLUMBUS Lorain County and two other counties that were considering a switch to electronic voting machines for the November election will not be allowed to do so because of concerns about the machines' security, Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell said yesterday.

Diebold voting machines on hold in Ohio    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
By PAUL E. KOSTYU Copley Columbus Bureau chief
COLUMBUS — Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell wanted all of Ohio’s 88 counties to be using electronic voting machines for this year’s presidential election. He foresaw Ohio as the nation’s leader in the use of the machines.

E-vote pact not signed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
By IMRAN GHORI / The Press-Enterprise
San Bernardino County officials are still haggling with the Secretary of State's office over an agreement allowing the use of electronic voting machines in November.
The Board of Supervisors agreed to settle its lawsuit against Secretary of State Kevin Shelley on Tuesday, ending a battle that began in April when Shelley decertified all touch screen voting machines in California.


Blackwell blocks use of new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
by Julie Carr Smyth for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Columbus- Diebold Inc., the embattled Ohio-based voting-machine maker, was blocked Friday from putting its touch-screen machines in Ohio counties in November.

Blackwell nixes touch-screens for Nov. 2 election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, July 17, 2004
By JIM PROVANCE for the Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS - Even if the Lucas County Board of Elections had been able to agree on voting machines, it still would have been forced to make other plans for the Nov. 2 election.

Civil Rights Board Wants Inquiry on Florida Voter-Purge List    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, July 16, 2004
By FORD FESSENDEN for the New York Times
WASHINGTON, July 15 - Members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called on the Justice Department on Thursday to investigate possible voting-rights violations in Florida's troubled effort to purge felons from its voter registration lists.
At a hearing on the state's effort to use a list of 48,000 suspected felons to trim voter rolls, the civil rights commission's chairman, Mary Frances Berry, also urged the newly created federal Election Assistance Commission, which is distributing millions of dollars to the states for voting improvements, to consider withholding Florida's share.


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