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Touchscreens don't scrap 'undervotes'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, April 3, 2004
BY JOHN McCARTHY in Florida Today
In January, Broward and Palm Beach counties conducted a special election to fill an open State House seat.
Six people, all Republicans, ran for the seat. Fort Lauderdale attorney Ellyn Bogdanoff beat Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Mayor Oliver Parker by 12 votes, the closest margin in Florida legislative history. It was the only race on the ballot.


State waits on touch-screen voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Matt Conn For the Wausau Daily Herald
MEDFORD - In accordance with state law, the city of Medford opened a test of its electronic voting equipment to the public Wednesday. And in accordance with tradition, no members of the public attended.

Put Registrar on Paid Leave, County Urged    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Riverside County officials were urged Thursday to place Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend on paid administrative leave until conflict-of-interest allegations filed with the state's Fair Political Practices Commission are resolved.

County worries about change in voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Kelly Marshall for the Sun News
GEORGETOWN - County officials are concerned the state will interfere with the way the county conducts its elections.
Herb Bailey, chairman of the Georgetown County Election Commission, told County Council that the S.C. Election Commission wants to dictate that all counties use the same electronic voting system.


Utah expands search for electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
Amie Rose THE DAILY HERALD
The committee working to which electronic voting machines Utahns will be using in 2006 decided to make its request for proposals from machine makers broader, focusing on what it wants from a system rather than specific features.

Voting machine panel won't follow Georgia's model    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Thomas Burr for The Salt Lake Tribune
PROVO A state committee has changed its vote on how to the equipment Utahns will soon use to cast ballots.
The state Voting Equipment Selection Committee, meeting Thursday in Provo, scrapped plans to model the purchase of new voting technology after the process Georgia used.


Electronic-vote complaints reviewed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Elise Ackerman in the San Jose Mercury
Voting activists alleging irregularities in the primary election have asked California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley to impound the electronic voting system used in Riverside County.

Perata wants to take 'e' out of voting in November    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Steve Geissinger, Tri-Valley Herald SACRAMENTO BUREAU, STAFF WRITER
SACRAMENTO Senate Majority Leader Don Perata introduced urgency legislation Thursday to ban use of computerized voting machines in Alameda County and across California during the November election a dramatic move the secretary of state said he is seriously considering.

Voting-machine authorization feud escalates    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By FRITZ WENZEL for the Toledo Blade
Lucas County elections officials now know that the county will replace its hulking lever voting machines with sleek electronic touch-screen units, but a political storm enveloping Columbus is casting doubt over when those machines may be purchased and deployed.

Voting machine debate means county may have to wait    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By TOM GIAMBRONI in the Morning Journal
LISBON — The on-again, off-again move to touch-screen voting in Columbiana County may be off again, at least for this year.
County Board of Elections Director John Payne said the ongoing hearings being held by the state legislature probably will delay the switch to touch-screen voting until the 2005 primary election at the earliest.


New Voting Machines Not Up to Code?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
Reporter: Ben Jackey for WFIE TV 14 Indiana
For years many, illiterate and some elderly voters have used punch card numbers to vote, because they couldn't read or remember names. That won't be an option during this election. There's some question as to whether it's a violation of Indiana election laws.

Montgomery County, Ohio, Voters to Use Touch-Screen Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By Susanne Cervenka, Dayton Daily News, Ohio Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Montgomery County voters will cast ballots on touch-screen equipment manufactured by Diebold Elections Systems of Canton, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell decided Wednesday.

Ballot-tampering charges fly in S. Texas recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By PETE SLOVER / The Dallas Morning News
SEGUIN, Texas – The lore of South Texas election shenanigans grew this week as teams of lawyers and politicos dashed county to county in a congressional vote-counting dispute reminiscent of Florida 2000 – or even Box 13.

Voting official turns to DA    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, April 2, 2004
By MICHAEL CORONADO / The Press-Enterprise
Riverside County Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend in a letter Friday asked District Attorney Grover Trask to investigate whether she violated any laws surrounding the March 2 election.

Florida Senate proposal would rule out ballot recounts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
by Jennifer Peltz for the S. Florida Sun-Sentinel
TALLAHASSEE · South Floridians pushing for a touch-screen voting paper trail are steamed about a state Senate proposal that they say runs counter to their cause.

Electronic voting alternative offered    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
by Elise Ackerman for the San Jose Mercury
There are few things engineers enjoy more than solving problems. So when word spread in the scientific community about problems with newfangled electronic voting machines, a group of engineers figured they would get together and fix the durn things themselves.

State delays forcing voting-system decision    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By Cindi Andrews in The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Ohio Secretary of State's Office probably won't a new voting system for Hamilton County before Friday, spokesman James Lee said Wednesday.

Feeney: Florida gets it right on elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By U.S. Rep Tom Feeney | Special to the Sentinel
In the aftermath of the highly controversial 2000 presidential election, the Florida Legislature enacted election reforms that were heralded all over the country on a bipartisan basis as a national model. During the recent presidential-primary election, Florida proved to its voters and the nation that our state can indeed be proud of the way we conduct our elections.

Registrar of voters defends Florida trip    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By MICHAEL CORONADO / The Press-Enterprise
Riverside County Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend said Wednesday that she did nothing wrong when she accepted travel and lodging last year in Florida from the company that supplied the county's electronic voting system.

Blackwell breaks tie; local voters to use touch screens    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By FRITZ WENZEL for the Toledo Blade
Voters in Lucas County will use touch-screen voting machines under a decree issued yesterday by Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell.

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