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Counties' e-vote suit rebuffed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By MIKE KATAOKA / The Press-Enterprise
A federal judge has upheld Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's right to decertify electronic voting systems if counties don't meet his security requirements, a decision that may force Riverside and San Bernardino counties to come to an agreement with the state.

Suit challenges recount ban    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
BY MARY ELLEN KLAS for the Miami Herald
TALLAHASSEE - A 3-month-old state rule prohibiting counties with touch-screen voting machines from doing manual recounts should be thrown out before the Aug. 31 primary, voter advocacy groups said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday against state election officials.

Ghosts of 2000 election haunt presidential campaign    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By JIM SAUNDERS Volusia and Flagler County News Journal
TALLAHASSEE Dimpled chads are long gone. So are former Secretary of State Katherine Harris and nail-biting Supreme Court fights.
But as Florida voters get ready this November to again play a key role in electing the president, ghosts of the disputed 2000 election are re-emerging.


Electronic voters to get paper printouts by '06    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Matthew Rodriguez for the Seattle Times
Electronic voting machines in Washington state will be required to show voters a paper trail by 2006, Secretary of State Sam Reed said yesterday.
Electronic voting machines, such as touch-screen monitors used in Snohomish County, will be randomly tested before, on and after election days this fall.


ACLU to make case vs. Ohio punch cards    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Erika D. Smith for the Akron Beacon
The American Civil Liberties Union didn't know back in 2001 that the public's confidence in electronic voting would wilt under constant criticism.
All it knew was that punch-card ballots were to blame for the botched 2000 presidential election. Voters were disenfranchised. So the ACLU filed lawsuits in Ohio, California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Illinois, among other states, demanding they ditch punch cards. Many states surrendered and rushed to buy electronic voting machines.


Wash. state announces safeguards for electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
SEATTLE — Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed has announced a series of measures to improve trust in electronic voting machines, including the requirement that by 2006 each produce a paper trail that will allow voters to verify their ballots.

Official brushes up poll policies    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Jerry Cornfield for the Everett Herald
State Secretary of State Sam Reed on Wednesday ordered intensified training of poll workers and increased monitoring of touch screen voting machines in Snohomish County this fall.
"We want to take steps right now. It's fundamental to our democracy that people have trust and confidence in our election process," Reed said in issuing rules that will be subject to a public hearing prior to adoption for the fall elections.


York County officials await word on balloting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Erica Pippins The Herald of Rock Hill, SC
York County elections officials say they still don't know which one voters will use in the Nov. 2 general election. But they are getting a little closer to having an answer.
After the S.C. Elections Commission approved a contract to install new electronic voting machines in 11 counties across the state, questions arose about the company that was ed. Bidding has since been reopened and other companies have until Friday to submit their proposals


More Fla. democracy: Hispanic felons get to vote, and Jeb stays mum    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
by Tom Lyons for the Herald-Tribune (FL)
Two reporters here at the Herald-Tribune just found a grossly unfair glitch in this year's Florida voter purge list.
It is a problem that no amount of caution or commitment to fairness by local election supervisors can fix. And the flaw is bizarre.


Lawsuit challenges Florida ballot-recount rules    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
News Story by Jane Sutton in ComputerWorld
Voter rights groups sued Florida election administrators yesterday to overturn a rule that prohibits the manual recounting of ballots cast with touch-screen machines, a lawsuit with echoes of the state's disputed 2000 presidential election voting.

State rejects voter's bid to have paper ballot counted Judge rejects voter's appeal, chastises county for process    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By Pete Pichaske for the Columbia Flier (MD)
A state hearing officer last week rejected a Columbia woman's complaint that the county improperly failed to count her vote in the March 2 primary election.

Electronic Voting Machines Face New Challenges July 8, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
By George V. Hulme for InformationWeek
With the November elections just four months away, some much needed guidance on electronic voting machines may be forthcoming next week. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is expected to unveil electronic voting guidelines next Tuesday.

Counties that could get electronic machines down to four    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
by JOHN McCARTHY for AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal mandate to replace punch-card voting machines with electronic devices has fizzled to the point that only four of Ohio's 88 counties will consider the idea for the Nov. 2 election, the secretary of state's office said Thursday.
The four counties - Hardin, Lorain, Mercer and Trumbull - must decide after the state completes a test of the machines, made by North Canton-based Diebold Inc. The tests should be completed by July 19, said Carlo LoParo, a spokesman for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell.


Election contract inquiry sought    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
BY CLAY BARBOUR of the Charleston Post and Courier
COLUMBIATwo state legislators have asked for an official investigation into the S.C. Election Commission's handling of statewide voting machine contracts.
Sens. Jake Knotts, R-West Columbia, and Greg Gregory, R-Lancaster, submitted a letter to the State Law Enforcement Division on Wednesday, asking Chief Robert Stewart to look into alleged "wrongdoings" by the commission.


Has the Time Come for Touchscreen Voting?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, July 8, 2004
From the Desk of David Pogue
I've been putting together a segment for "CBS Sunday Morning," to air in the next few weeks about touchscreen voting machines, which 50 million Americans will use in November's election. The main characters include Avi Rubin (the Johns Hopkins professor who analyzed the software in Diebold machines and found it disturbingly insecure); Rush Holt (the Congressman who's proposed a bill that requires a printed paper trail); Kevin Shelley (the California Secretary of State who banned or decertified e-voting machines statewide); and representatives of Diebold and Sequoia (the number 1 and 2 voting-machine makers).

Election 2004: Officials concerned about a shortage of paper votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 7, 2004
By CATHY ZOLLO of the Naples Daily News
The quarter of American voters who will face the same voting equipment that threw the country into presidential mayhem after the 2000 election aren't the only ones elections observers are worried about.

Election 2004: Quarter of voters will use unreliable machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 7, 2004
By THOMAS HARGROVE in the Naples Daily News
One out of every four voters in November will face the same election machines — some more than 40 years old — and unreliable counting procedures that botched the presidential race in Florida four years ago.

Election 2004: S.C. county illustrates voting difficulties    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 7, 2004
By THOMAS HARGROVE in Naples Daily News
SUMTER, S.C. — An unraveled paper clip in the hands of Sumter County Elections Commissioner Lucinda Macias became a vital tool for preserving democracy in South Carolina.

Voting-software test begins    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 7, 2004
BY CHARLES RABIN for the Miami Herald
State elections officials in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday began testing new electronic voting machine software designed to correct a glitch in the equipment's ability to audit election results.

County closer to optical scan voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, July 7, 2004
By DALE EMCH for the Toledo Blade
Unhappy they have to tap county funds to make up for a political impasse on the elections board, Lucas County commissioners nevertheless agreed yesterday to let the board seek bids for leasing 386 optical-scan voting machines for the Nov. 2 general election.

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