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Makers deny machines open to tampering    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By JIM PROVANCE for the Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS - Three manufacturers of computerized touch-screen voting machines ed for use in Ohio defended themselves yesterday against allegations their systems are vulnerable to tampering.

District 28 races heads to court    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By: James Lozada for News 8 Austin
There’s still not winner in the Congressional District 28 race. The district runs from Hays County to San Antonio.
The race pitted Henry Cuellar against incumbent Ciro Rodriguez.


State election panel hears pleas for paper records    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. Advocates want the State Election Commission to purchase new electronic voting machines that produce paper receipts allowing voters to confirm their ballot.

Paper Backups Sought for Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
by Robert Tanner for AP
An effort to erase doubts about new ATM-style voting machines by backing up digital votes with paper records is gaining ground nationwide, as state officials heed warnings about security and potentially messy recounts.

Open Voting Software System Demonstrated    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, April 1, 2004
By W. David Gardner, TechWeb News
The Open Voting Consortium (OVC), a group of volunteer engineers and programmers, reached a major milestone Thursday in demonstrating a version of its free election software in a Santa Clara County government office building in San Jose, Calif.

Paper Trail of Ballots Sought    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
by Tim Craig in the Washington Post
The Senate and the House of Delegates are headed for a showdown over paper receipts for the state's computerized voting systems.

Flawed Vote Gets Its 'OK'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Jean O. Pasco, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Orange County's error-filled March 2 primary election was certified Tuesday by Registrar Steve Rodermund, even as the Board of Supervisors pledged to fix problems with the new electronic voting system for the November general election.

State should adopt paper-record reforms to safeguard vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Opinion in Miami Herald from JIMMY L. MORALES, County Commissioner, District 7, Miami
Re the March 21 article State voting worries persist: In an effort to rid the system of hanging chads, butterfly ballots and smudged pencil marks, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which requires voters to be able to verify their ballots before they are cast and counted.

Official's Travel Gift Questioned    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Riverside County Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend illegally accepted travel and lodging from the supplier of the county's electronic voting system, according to a complaint filed Tuesday with the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.

Diebold machines elected in Summit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Julie Wallace and Erika D. Smith for the Akron Beacon Journal
Coming not-so-soon to a polling place near you: electronic voting machines courtesy of Green-based Diebold Inc.
On Tuesday, the Summit County Board of Elections acting on a directive Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell handed down last week ratified Diebold as its machine of choice.


Election board misses deadline for machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
by Cindi Andrews for the Cincinnati Enquirer
Hamilton County election leaders stopped short of picking a new voting system Tuesday, but they did offer some direction in case Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell makes good on his threat to pick one for them today.

State will pick vote machines for the county    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
by Fritz Wenzel for the Toledo Blade
Deadlocked over a decision about new voting technology, Democrats and Republicans on the four-member Lucas County Board of Elections have submitted written statements on touch-screen and optical-scan equipment to Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell.

Blackwell likely to pick county's voting method    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Roy Wood of the Cincinnatti Post
Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was expected to a voting machine system for Hamilton County possibly as early as today, despite concerns from the county's board of elections over the system's accuracy, security and cost.

Budgets, mandates slow adoption of e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Gail Repsher Emery in Washington Technology
Most state and local governments have not bought electronic voting systems because they can’t afford to and because they fear buying a system that won’t meet future government mandates, but security concerns haven’t been a deterrent, election officials and e-voting advocates said today in Washington.

ITAA goes on e-voting offensive    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
BY Michael Hardy in FCW.com
An information technology industry trade group is calling for the use of electronic voting technology after several months of defending its security against critics.

New Ballot Marking Device from ES&S, AutoMARK    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Press Release from ES&S
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) and AutoMARK Technical Systems (ATS), LLC, formerly Vogue Election Systems, today announced the two companies have teamed up to offer the ES&S AutoMARK(TM), breakthrough ballot-marking technology that allows voters with disabilities to mark a ballot privately and independently when using an optical scan voting system. Importantly, this innovation allows jurisdictions that use optical scan systems to comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, which requires all polling locations to be equipped with at least one disability-accessible voting machine.

Pentagon Drops Plan To Test Internet Voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By Dan Keating, Washington Post Staff Writer
The Pentagon has decided to a $22 million pilot plan to test Internet voting for 100,000 American military personnel and civilians living overseas after lingering security concerns, officials said yesterday.

New voter check-in to be tested during Bartow's election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 31, 2004
By JEREMY MAREADY for PolkOnLine
BARTOW - Bartow voters will have the opportunity to sample new voting technology during the municipal election on Tuesday.
The Florida Division of Elections has chosen Bartow to conduct a "pilot project" test of electronic, handheld precinct registers. The computers will be used as an adjunct to the paper poll registers normally used at polling locations.


Voting machine 'security' issue raised    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 30, 2004
By JOHN MARTIN Evansville Courier & Press staff
Only a "small circle" of individuals should know a security password on the county's new computerized voting machines, Election Board member Don Vowels said.

County pondering election questions    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 30, 2004
By JOHN MARTIN for the Evansville Courier & Press
With only 36 days before Vanderburgh County's new touch-screen voting equipment is to be plugged in for the May 4 primary election, county officials are still dealing with some weighty issues.

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