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E-VOTING DEAL IS A STEP TOWARD SECURE ELECTION    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
San Jose Mercury News Editorial
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Jesse Durazo cooperated. Secretary of State Kevin Shelley compromised. Together, they made a deal in the interest of an orderly presidential election.
On Monday, Shelley recertified the county's new touch-screen voting system after the county responded to Shelley's demands for a secure and accurate election in November. The county has five months to put those measures in place.


Dist. 20 Primary Recount Monday; Beasley, Dist. 53, Asks for Recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
By Judi Finn for Lincoln County News
The Republican primary recount in Senate District 20 is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 21 in the crime lab in Augusta to determine if the June 8 outcome stands. The recorded results give Dana Dow of Waldoboro a slim lead over Les Fossel of Alna.

THE STORY SO FAR    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
The Miami Herald
Touch-screen voting machines used in 11 Florida counties, including Miami-Dade and Broward, have a software glitch that causes a failure to provide a consistent electronic log of the vote when the machine is asked to reproduce what happened during an election.

Voting device flaws known in 2002    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
BY MARY ELLEN KLAS for the Miami Herald
TALLAHASSEE - The manufacturer of the touch-screen voting machines used widely in Florida and elections officials in at least one county knew as early as 2002 about a flaw in the computer's audit system.
Electronic Systems & Software, of Omaha, Neb., first learned of the problems with the computer's ability to reconstruct an election when elections officials in Lee County discovered the problem after the November 2002 contest.


County again sees election results contested    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Associated Press
RIDGELAND, S.C. - A series of problems could lead to a do-over in the Jasper County Democratic primary.
The county and state parties will decide Thursday 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.


League still backs state's voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 15, 2004
By CARLOS CAMPOS for the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The head of Georgia's League of Women Voters said Tuesday the chapter still supports the state's electronic voting system, despite concerns among the group's national membership over the security of such systems.

Two Jasper County Council incumbents file protests    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, June 15, 2004
By Mark Kreuzwieser. Carolina Morning News
Two Jasper County Council incumbents who lost their re-election bids in last week's primary have filed protests with the county Democratic Party.

New Questions Arise About Touch-Screen Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 27, 2004
by Matthew Haggman in Miami Daily Business Review and Law.com
For the second time in two weeks, an internal memo from a Miami-Dade County election official in Florida has exposed a new round of auditing flaws that have plagued the iVotronic touch-screen voting machines used in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

No explanation for ballot machine malfunction    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, May 27, 2004
by George Jared for the South Missourian
No one has accepted responsibility for a malfunction in a ballot scanner that forced Fulton County election officials to count ballots by hand for the primary election May 18.

Utah voters cling to punch cards: Cost of machines, chance of glitches are major concerns    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 24, 2004
Deseret Morning News, by Alan Edwards
When it comes to the technology of voting, Utah is being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century ? joining other states that are throwing their own tantrums.

Diebold reports multiple problems: Registrar wants reason for e-voting    Story Here
Published:Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Tri-Valley Herald; By Ian Hoffman, Staff Writer
Electronic devices that held the key to digital voting in Alameda County's Super Tuesday primary failed in at least a half dozen ways, hobbling the $12.7 million voting system at a quarter of polling places.

Warren assured e-voting is secure    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By MATTHEW E. MILLIKEN, Henderson Daily Dispatch Writer (NC)
WARRENTON - A representative of the company that manufactured Warren County's electronic voting machines assured the Board of Elections on Thursday evening that its equipment is reliable and nearly tamper-proof.

Cumberland County urged to replace voting equipment    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By JOSEPH P. SMITH for The Daily Journal (NJ)
BRIDGETON Cumberland County elections officials issued dire warnings Thursday to the freeholder board over a lack of progress in preparing for a costly transition to electronic voting.
State and federal governments directed that mechanical voting machines be replaced by electronic machines no later than January 2006.


Lose the paranoia about electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
Lance Dickie / Seattle Times editorial columnist
As America moves toward a new way of casting ballots, the prospect of change combined with reliance on technology puts a whiff of paranoia back in the air.
After the 2000 Florida debacle, raising doubts about the integrity of the election process is as easy as Key lime pie.


eSlate described as easy to use, could be tallying Hamilton County next year    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By Cindi Andrews for the Cincinnati Enquirer
Ohio's chief elections official picked a new electronic voting system for Hamilton County on Thursday that could be in use as early as February.

Possible suit against election group on hold    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By Tommy Howard, staff writer for Georgetown Times
Georgetown County will probably wait until the end of the month before deciding whether it will file a lawsuit against the State Election Commission over the purchase of new voting machines. If it decides to take legal action at least one other county has indicated a willingness to join the suit.

Welcome to the machine    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
Senator Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage and Representative Les Gara, D-Anchorage
Trust, but verify. Ronald Reagan's famous mantra for arms control applies just as well to the way we conduct elections.
After the 2000 federal election fiasco in Florida, Congress rushed to modernize the way Americans vote. Many states quickly turned to direct recording equipment (DRE) “also known as touch-screen machines” to electronically record, count, and report our votes. Alaska has begun to purchase these machines as well.


County's vote-counting snafu crops up in San Diego    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER for the Oakland Tribune
Diebold Election Systems gave one explanation after another to Alameda County officials last year when its machines switched thousands of Democratic absentee votes to a Southern California socialist.

Ohio Legislative Committee Wants Paper Backup for Touch-Screen Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
By Susanne Cervenka, Dayton Daily News, Ohio Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Apr. 8COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state legislative committee reviewing voting security wants Ohio to rebid its vending contracts so that each touch-screen machine has a paper backup.

Nation's voting system no more ready now than in 2000, panel says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 9, 2004
EMILY FREDRIX, Associated Press Writer
When the nation turns out to cast ballots in this fall's elections, the voting system will be in no better shape than it was in 2000, a panel of voting experts said Friday.

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