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New federal election official finds obstacles to voting reform    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, June 19, 2004
by ERICA WERNER for AP
WASHINGTON - DeForest Soaries has been chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission only since December, but he's already come close to quitting.
Created in the wake of the 2000 election dispute to help enact voting improvements, the commission was given such a tiny budget it couldn't even rent office space. Lawmakers and administration officials who'd clamored for reform were focused on other issues. Soaries even had trouble getting some of them to return his calls.


Shelley, Tuteur still at odds over e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, June 19, 2004
By JAY GOETTING for the Napa Valley Register
California's Secretary of State Kevin Shelley believes electronic touchscreen voting is the wave of the future, but until it's perfected, he will continue to take a cautious approach.
Shelley said he feels reports of his alleged disagreements with local registrars of voters, including Napa County's John Tuteur, have been exaggerated.


Paper ballots staying    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, June 19, 2004
By JASON KOSENA for the Fort Collins Coloradoan
Amid a brewing national debate over the accuracy and reliability of electronic voting machines, voters in Larimer County will continue to use paper ballots for the August primary and November general election.

Stuart News editorial: Where's the patch?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, June 19, 2004
Editorial in The Stuart News
The manufacturer of the touch-screen voting machines used in Martin and nine other Florida counties has known since November 2002 that its machines had a flaw that made it difficult, if not impossible, to accurately audit an election. The problem didn't get a lot of attention until press reports began appearing in May, according to a June 16 article in The Miami Herald.

Elections officials say software flaw won't alter touchscreen votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, June 19, 2004
By LAURA LeBEAU for The Naples Daily News
Despite concerns among critics with a software flaw in touchscreen voting machines, Lee and Collier county election officials are confident the system "glitch" will not alter votes cast in an election.
This involves a post-election function and in no way affects votes or the tabulation of votes, said Sharon Harrington, Lee County's supervisor of elections.


At-Risk Voters    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, June 18, 2004
Editorial in Washington Post
MARYLAND VOTERS had better hope that all goes well for them at the polls come November and we're not talking about who wins. Each month, more studies raise serious questions about the risks in using paperless touch-screen voting machines, yet the state administration doesn't seem all that concerned. The operative word is paperless: When the touch-screen machines are working well, they are as good as, or better than, the old familiar systems that have left chads and results hanging in the balance. But when malfunctions occur, useful recounts are not possible without a paper record.

County fall ballot may use optical scan voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, June 18, 2004
By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian
It appears that Rodney Miller is not the type to procrastinate.
The county clerk is recommending that the county purchase new voting equipment for the November election.


Voters May Use Old System in November    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, June 18, 2004
Patti Dushaw Earnhart for WYTV
Voters in Trumbull County will likely be using the old punch card system in the November election.
The Diebold Electronic Systems planned to be used then are still undergoing federal and state recertification.


GOP seems blind to appearances on voting issues    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
By Bill Cotterell Opinion in the Tallahassee Democrat
You know that edgy, finely honed sensitivity you feel after an ugly argument with your spouse? That icily polite interregnum that progresses from glum silence to a period of extra accommodation and anticipation, as you try to avoid anything that might re-ignite the fight?

Secretary of state finally sees the e-voting light    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
By Dan Gillmor Mercury News Technology Columnist
When a posse of computer scientists first raised dire warnings about untrustworthy new voting machines in late 2002 and early 2003, California's top voting official thought they were ``a bunch of nut jobs.'

Democrats approve do-over for flawed District 4 primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
BY ROBERT BEHRE of the Charleston Post and Courier
The June 8 Democratic primary for Charleston County Council's District 4 seat was flawed enough to warrant doing the election over again, possibly as early as Tuesday, the county's Democratic Party decided Wednesday.

2nd vote possible in Jasper County primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
Associated Press
RIDGELANDA series of problems could lead to a do-over in the Jasper County Democratic primary.
The county and state parties will decide today whether to hold another vote after a litany of complaints, including questionable tallies and 280 absentee ballots thrown out by the Jasper County Election Commission for failing to have proper paperwork.


Diebold Reveals Software Illegally Used in Maryland Elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
Press Release from TrueVoteMD.org
Diebold Election Systems, Inc. has admitted that the electronic voting machines used in the March 2004 primary in Maryland contained software that had not been federally qualified (which makes it use in the Maryland primaries ILLEGAL). Maryland law requires that voting systems and any modifications to those systems comply with applicable federal qualification standards before the State Board of Elections may certify them for use in an election.

The Man From Sacramento    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, June 17, 2004
By Cynthia L. Webb for Washington Post
With the presidential election less than five months away, concerns over the security and accuracy of new high-tech voting machines are intensifying, fueled in no small part by the top elections official in the nation's most populous state.

A vote glitch casts doubt Keep testing touch-screen details    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Opinion in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The latest touch-screen "glitch" report detailing inconsistencies in a certain data procedure involving iVotronic machines is disturbing.
Though the flaw appears to be limited in scope, it inflames doubts about "black box" balloting, in which votes are recorded electronically rather than on paper.


State OKs paper trail for e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
By Ian Hoffman, for the Tri-Valley Herald
California approved the nation's first standards Tuesday for a paper record to be produced by electronic voting machines and verified by voters.
Congress and at least 20 states are debating laws requiring that electronic voting machines produce a "voter-verified paper trail" so voters can be sure their electronic vote was properly recorded and so local officials would have something to recount.


Paperless-vote support recalled    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
by Rachel Konrad for Associated Press
The League of Women Voters rescinded its support of paperless voting machines Monday, after hundreds of angry members argued that paper ballots were the only way to safeguard elections from fraud, hackers and computer malfunctions.
About 800 delegates who attended the nonpartisan league's biennial convention in Washington voted to adopt a resolution that supports "voting systems and procedures that are secure, accurate, recountable and accessible."


Touch-screen electronic voting battle rages on    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
By GRETCHEN LOSI for VictorVille Daily Press
SAN BERNARDINO — Electronic voting machines must meet a state standard that establishes a paper audit trail by 2006, Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's office announced Tuesday.
The standard, called Accessible Voter Verified Audit Trail, allows voters to see who they voted for through a printout displayed under glass or plastic. An official for Shelley's office said the paper trail is needed to guarantee the accuracy of electronic voting systems.


State Sets Standard for E-Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
by Kim Zetter for Wired News
The California secretary of state on Tuesday released the first standards in the nation for a voter-verified paper trail for electronic voting machines, in an effort to restore voter confidence in the devices.
The standards (PDF) come six months after Secretary of State Kevin Shelley mandated that all new e-voting machines purchased in the state produce a paper trail by July 2005.


Elections Establishment still missing message    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Palm Beach Post Editorial
The hope was that last week's conference of elections supervisors in Key West would show that the state has corrected all the problems that created the 2000 fiasco. Instead, the meeting raised more concerns and more issues.

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