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Demand for Paper Trail Escalates    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 14, 2004
by Kim Zetter for Wired News
Paper has become a big issue in the controversy over electronic voting machines. So activists in 19 states dumped a lot of it on election officials Tuesday as they delivered petitions bearing 350,000 signatures asking officials to mandate voter-verified paper audit trails for touch-screen voting machines in their states.

Hanging Chads or Zeros and Ones?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Travis Reed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SALT LAKE CITY A group of Utah residents is calling for state officials to move more deliberately before making a multimillion dollar decision on how voters should cast ballots.
The Utah committee appointed to evaluate ballot options has already decided not to bring new machines in for the November elections. But a group of activists says the committee isn't waiting long enough, because existing technology to record electronic votes is full of bugs and can't guarantee a tamper-free and accurate election.


The world I imagine: Making votes count    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 14, 2004
By DEBBIE JORDAN in the Tri-Valley Central
So far in this series I've tried to offer solutions without focusing too much on the problems. On this subject, however, I'm dangerously close to blowing my-admittedly uncustomary-ladylike demeanor. Though I try to avoid outright partisanship, I must emphasize that this country must take steps to establish a truly democratic electoral system so that nothing like that ever happens again.

Voters will see changes starting with primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 14, 2004
BY WARD BYERS, News Editor for the Anacortes American
Anacortes voters next month will venture into a shifting electoral landscape when they begin receiving envelopes stuffed full of party-marked ballots for the state primary election.

State eyes voting machine gripes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By MARSHA SHULER for the Baton Rouge Advocate
State elections officials are preparing to spend $46 million to buy new voting machines for 50 of the state's 64 parishes.
Louisiana will stick with proven technology as it replaces 4,000 to 5,000 voting machines statewide, First Assistant Secretary of State Al Ater said Monday.


Remember chads? They've hung around    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Jim Drinkard, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The wrenching experience of the 2000 presidential vote recount in Florida set in motion an urgent makeover of the nation's voting systems, designed to get rid of problematic equipment and procedures. But as Election Day 2004 approaches, that job remains far from complete, and the potential for problems is as great as ever.

Voting machines pass test in Vance    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By MATTHEW E. MILLIKEN, Daily Dispatch
If initial tests are an accurate indication, the brains behind Vance County elections are in working order.
But a state Board of Elections decision to use a standard ballot throughout North Carolina for the special congressional election seemed to do nothing to ease what promises be a tricky situation.


Board won't pursue legal action against Finnegan    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Patrick Quirk for the Milford Daily News
UXBRIDGE Selectmen decided last night not to further pursue legal action in their case against Robert Finnegan, but to ask a Worcester Superior Court judge to reconsider a recount of other contested races.

Finnegan concedes Uxbridge election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Sara Withee for the Milford Daily News
UXBRIDGE Donald Sawyer's man seat is now certain after former Selectman Robert Finnegan decided over the weekend to his lawsuit contesting April's election and the subsequent recounts.

S.C. voting plan up for public review    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Jim Davenport for AP
COLUMBIA - The state Election Commission has wrapped up work on a voting plan and now is asking the the public to comment on it, but the commission's plan for a new electronic voting system already is drawing criticism because it won't give voters a receipt showing their ballot ions.

Group backing vote printouts calls for Md. elections chief's resignation    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Greg Garland for the Baltimore Sun
A group advocating a paper audit trail to verify electronic voting in Maryland is calling for the resignation of state elections chief Linda H. Lamone.
The Campaign for Verifiable Voting in Maryland plans to present a letter to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. today asking that Lamone be replaced by "an administrator committed to election integrity and a voter-verified paper ballot audit trail," according to the group's co-founder, Linda Schade.


New voting machines getting final testing in Nevada    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada voting machines still are being tested for use in the September primary and November election, alarming election officials who say they are under immense strain.

Group Wants State To Delay Replacement of a Voting System    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Amie Rose DAILY HERALD
A group of Utahns is asking the state to delay replacing the state's punchcard voting system with an electronic one.
The group will make its plea at 11 a.m. today on the steps of the state Capitol, part of national Computer Ate My Vote day. They hope to have petitions calling for the delay from all over the state, and will have speakers talking about the cons of electronic


Alameda County vote devices tested    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Lisa Vorderbrueggen for the Contra Costa Times
Alameda County's touch-screen voting machines performed flawlessly during recent security tests, which should clear the path for their use in November, says county election chief Brad Clark.

Voter-receipt rule angers Perry challenger    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By FRITZ WENZEL for the Toledo Blade
Christopher Myers, a computer expert who is running for state representative from a district in northern Toledo and eastern parts of Lucas County, yesterday called for the General Assembly to repeal at least part of an election reform law passed earlier this year.

National 'Computer Ate My Vote' Day?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Matt Markovich for KOMO-TV
SNOHOMISH COUNTY - Tuesday is national "Computer Ate My Vote" Day so says a group of opponents to electronic voting with no paper trail.
Protests are taking place in 19 states, including one in Snohomish County. They are calling for a ban on this system for the fall elections.


Guess Who's Going to Dinner with Diebold, Sequoia, and Electronic ES&S? The Groups Responsible for Insuring Electronic Votes Are Secure.    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
by Amanda Lang in OpEdNews
When speakers from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) attend the August 24-28, 2004, Election Center's conference for federal and state election employees in Washington, DC, they will be participating in a huge conflict of interest as they eat, drink, and make-merry at the Diebold, Sequoia, and ES&S (voting machine vendors) sponsored events. Sequoia Voting Systems is co-sponsor for a dinner cruise on the Potomac and a monuments by night tour. A welcome reception compliments of Diebold with ES&S throwing in a graduation luncheon and awards ceremonies. It being Washington , members of the House and Senate are also invited.

Groups call for paper ballots to back up computers    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By JIM VERTUNO / Associated Press
Fearing the potential for computer glitches and fraud, campaign watchdog groups and voting rights activists on Tuesday demanded state officials provide Texas voters with paper ballots to back up all electronic voting in the November elections.

U.S. Won't Delay November Elections, Official Says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
By Andy Sullivan for Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not cancel or suspend the presidential election this November in the event of a terror attack or other catastrophic event, the government's top elections official said on Tuesday.

Hundreds of thousands join 'Computer Ate My Vote' protest    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, July 13, 2004
by Rob Lever for Agence France-Presse
CRITICS of electronic voting rallied in 24 US cities and garnered 350,000 signatures on petitions Tuesday in a day of protest over technology that some say could yield inaccurate or unverifiable results in November's presidential election.

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