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Blackwell tells 5 counties he'll pick vote machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 25, 2004
By JIM PROVANCE for the Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS - Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell has told five counties that have yet to new voting machines that he will make the choice for them next week.

Diebold vows to fix e-voting problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 25, 2004
by Ian Hoffman for the Tri-Valley Herald
The president of Diebold Election Systems pledged Wednesday to fix multiple problems plaguing its oldest touchscreen-voting customer on the West Coast.

Group that called electronic vote secure got makers' aid    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 25, 2004
By LINDA K. HARRIS for the Philadelphia Enquirer in the Mercury News
The Election Center, which trains election workers and advises Congress and government agencies on election process issues, has taken donations from manufacturers of electronic voting machines even as it has issued strong statements supporting the security of the machines.

Election reform funds to be released    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 25, 2004
By Glenda Taylor for the Daily Times (TX)
Kerr County may be a step closer to receiving its share of $2.3 billion in federal funds targeted for voting equipment upgrades.

The Ballots are Still Full of Holes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 25, 2004
by Marc Eisen in Axis Of Logic
It wasn't supposed to be this way. After the Florida debacle in the 2000 Presidential election, Congress agreed in 2002 that voting practices had to be made more secure and accurate. But now we are approaching the 2004 election with an even more suspect voting technology than the notorious punch-card system.

Senate expected to support paper ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
by Steven T. Dennis for GazetteNet (MD)
ANNAPOLIS The Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan bill this week requiring paper receipts to be added to the state's controversial $74 million Diebold voting system.

Diebold chosen for Summit    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By Lisa A. Abraham and Erika D. Smith for the Akron Beacon-Journal
Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell has told the Summit County Board of Elections to buy its electronic voting machines from Diebold Inc.
The Green-based company already had been chosen by more than 40 Ohio counties, as the state converts from punch cards and lever pulls to electronic voting.


Vote machine decision may not be final    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Editorial in the Dayton Daily News
THE FIGHT OVER HIGH-TECH VOTING MACHINES has become a multi-ring circus.
Montgomery County is under pressure from Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell to choose which kind of machine it wants as a replacement for the old punch-card system. Nearly all other Ohio counties have already chosen.


Editorial: District 28 recount crucial e-voting test    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Editorial in the San Antonio Express-News
For Bexar County voters, the March 9 primaries marked an important step in voting technology. They were the first test of the county's new $8.1 million touch-screen system.

County warns touchscreen firm    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER for the Daily Review (CA)
The oldest West Coast customer of Diebold Election Systems is calling company executives on the carpet today, citing "disappointment and dissatisfaction" with Diebold voting equipment.

Clerk hires consultant to help with primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
by Andy Gammill for IndyStar (IN)
Citing concerns about the integrity of the May 4 primary, Johnson County's clerk of the courts has hired a consultant to help coordinate logistics for the election.
Clerk Jill Jackson said she no longer trusts Election Systems & Software, the company on contract to provide voting equipment and help conduct the election.


Voting Technology    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
by Susan Reefer in the Gotham Gazette (NY)
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them,” the French critic and poet Paul Valery once said.

Will history repeat itself?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By Bennett Grossman for the University of South Florida Oracle
With the November presidential elections little more than seven months away, there is concern about how citizens' votes will be recorded. In question is the credibility of electronic voting and touch screen voting systems in particular.

New voting machines already obsolete    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By JAMES WENSITS of the South Bend Tribune
SOUTH BEND The possibility that St. Joseph County's new voting machines could be headed for the scrap heap loomed large Tuesday, thanks largely to the reality of new federal election laws.

Alameda County gets tough with voting machine contractor    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By Guy Ashley in the Contra Costa Times
OAKLAND - Alameda County officials met this morning with representatives from Diebold Elections Systems, indicating they were ready to get tough with the company should problems with its new $12 million electronic voting system recur.

Electronic voting may soon make its mark in Hays County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 24, 2004
By JEFF WALKER - Staff Reporter in the San Marcos Daily Record (TX)
Hays County voters may get their hands on some of the new electronic voting machines this fall - if only for a test.
Audience members got a taste of the new voting method during the Hays County Commissioner's Court meeting Tuesday.


Touch-screen suit to be heard before vote    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 23, 2004
By George Bennett, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler's federal lawsuit challenging paperless electronic voting will go to trial before the November elections, a judge ruled Monday.

Grand Jury Won't Investigate Vote Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 23, 2004
By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Grand Jury has decided not to review problems with the county's new voting machines in the March 2 election, and instead will rely on two county supervisors to investigate the matter, the panel's foreman said Monday.

LePore dodges vote of confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 23, 2004
By Joel Engelhardt, Palm Beach Post Editorial Writer
If Florida finds itself this November in a 2000-style election brawl, the public could be denied one of its most precious civic possessions: the right to inspect the ballots.

Voting machine security questioned    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 23, 2004
By Michelle Meyers, STAFF WRITER for the Daily Review
HAYWARD Buy a book on Amazon.com, and you get an e-mailed receipt confirming your order.
But vote electronically on one of Alameda County's voting machines and you get nothing except an "I voted" sticker.


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