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Trust of electorate is worth the wait    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
Editorial in Seneca County Advertiser-Tribune
Electronic voting machines really are the way to go.
The Advertiser-Tribune supported Ohio's moving toward their use right after the furor caused by the 2000 presidential election.
However, enough concerns have been raised about the security of votes - even though the electronic machines have been used without trouble in some Ohio locales - that restraint is prudent.


New electronic scanners miscounted some county votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
by Gig Conaughton for the North County Times
SAN DIEGO A month after problems with their new, $31 million electronic voting system caused 36 percent of polling places to open late to voters, San Diego County officials said Wednesday that a different error resulted in 2,821 votes being miscounted.

See-Through Voting Software    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
by Kim Zetter in WiredNews
VoteHere, an electronic voting systems company, released its source code this week in a bid to let others examine how the machines work and help people gain confidence in the e-voting process.

The touch-screen holy grail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
Opinion in San Jose Mercury
An electronic voting system that's cheap, secure, accurate and easy to use. One that uses off-the-shelf hardware and publicly examinable software. One that voters can trust.
A prototype of such a system the holy grail of election officials was on display last week in San Jose. It looked like the real deal.


Legislators call for Ohio voter paper trail    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
By JAMES DREW for the Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS - All voting machines used in Ohio after Jan. 1, 2006, must provide a paper record to enable voters to verify their ballots, a legislative committee recommended yesterday.

Some votes miscounted in primary, officials say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 8, 2004
By Luis Monteagudo Jr. and Helen Gao for the San Diego Union-Tribune
County officials said yesterday they discovered a new problem with the flawed March election – 2,821 absentee ballots that were miscounted in the Democratic presidential and Senate Republican primaries.
The miscounted paper ballots did not affect the outcome of the races, and county officials have corrected the results.


Panel Recommends Paper Receipts For 2006 Elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
News Channel5 - Cleveland/Akron
COLUMBUS, Ohio A House-Senate committee studying the security of electronic voting machines recommended Wednesday that boards of election be required to allow Ohio voters to confirm their choices with a paper receipt, beginning in 2006 elections.

Black Box Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman for Axis Of Logic
Diebold's Political Machine: Political insiders suggest Ohio could become as decisive this year as Florida was four years ago. Which is why the state's plan to use paperless touch-screen voting machines has so many up in arms

Touchscreen voting machines OK?d for May primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By JASON MICHAEL WHITE for the Johnson Co. Daily Journal
Voters will be allowed to use new touchscreen machines in May’s primary now that an election company has resubmitted a $10 million bond to the state.

Due to new laws, Scott County may have to trash new voting equipment    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By Deirdre Cox Baker for the Quad-Cities Times
Scott County’s “state-of-the-art” vote counting machines could be headed for the garbage dump if the county does not win an exemption from the Help America Vote Act, or HAVA.
Auditor Karen Fitzsimmons told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the pricey equipment is being challenged according to the standards for HAVA, the legislation that arose from the 2000 presidential election dispute.


City's election network truly plugged in    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By JESSE GARZA and RAQUEL RUTLEDGE for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The city's 202 polling places use a network of technology that transforms thousands of paper ballots into eagerly anticipated results that are available - if all goes right - within three hours of when the polls close.

Panel may urge paper receipts for electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
by Julie Carr Smyth for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Columbus - A legislative panel is poised to recommend what the most strident critics of electronic voting machines have demanded for months: paper receipts for voters.

McNerney calls for a vote recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By Matt Carter, STAFF WRITER in the Tri-Valley Herald
PLEASANTON Gerald McNerney's future as a congressional candidate may depend on what's written on thousands of ballots that have been shrink-wrapped and stacked on pallets in a warehouse in Martinez.

Ross County may still get electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By DANIEL PRAZER in the Chillicothe Gazette
Ross County may have a shot at having a batch of new voting machines for free.
After being originally told it would not be eligible for federal and state money to purchase electronic polling machines because the county already uses push-button electronic devices, the Ross Count Board of Elections has been told otherwise.


Recount underway in supervisorial race    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, April 7, 2004
By MICHAEL CORONADO / The Press-Enterprise
The Riverside County Registrar's office today began an official recount of the District 1 supervisorial race.
Political hopeful Linda Soubirous requested a manual count following the election, in which her opponent, supervisor Bob Buster, narrowly avoided a November runoff by winning 50 percent plus one of votes cast.


E-voting firm opens up its code    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 6, 2004
By Alan Boyle, Science Editor for MSNBC
BELLEVUE, Wash. - A software company voluntarily released the source code for its paperless ballot verification system on Tuesday, marking a first in the increasingly controversial electronic-voting market.

Election contractor has one more chance    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 6, 2004
By JASON MICHAEL WHITE for the Johnson County Daily Journal
Johnson County voters won’t get to use new touchscreen machines in May’s primary after all if an election company doesn’t resubmit a $10 million bond to the state by Wednesday.

Blind voter able to cast secret ballot    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 6, 2004
By JOHN MARTIN Indiana Courier & Press staff
Rob Kerney called the experience "quite exhilarating."
For the first time since Kerney lost his eyesight, he voted in an election Monday morning with no one knowing his choices.


'E' Day tech still flawed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 6, 2004
BY MARK GROSSMAN in the Miami Herald
The new touch-screen voting machines that we're using in South Florida are seriously flawed. Yet again, Florida has the potential for another Election Day debacle. However, that's not the bad news. The bad news is that our leaders are in a state of denial about the problem.

Electronic vote 'receipt' can wait, Gardner says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, April 6, 2004
Toledo BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF
COLUMBUS - State government should not immediately require that new electronic voting machines provide "receipts" that would enable citizens to verify their votes, the chairman of a legislative committee said yesterday.

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