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Election claims create buzz    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 20, 2004
By Stephanie Doster for the Times-Picayune (LA)
The Kenner mayoral race is over and the day to challenge the results has passed, but some residents remain abuzz over allegations of election-day improprieties at the polling stations.

The kinds of voting machines Americans will be able to use this year    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 20, 2004
by the Associated Press
This fall, some voters will find new voting machines at their polling places, while others will be using the same voting equipment they used in election 2000. This is how the nation's voting equipment breaks down, by numbers of registered voters and the percentage of registered voters:

Election fix stymied by delays, computer doubts, confidence gap    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 20, 2004
by Robert Tanner for Associated Press
Problems with the election system in Florida left the winner of the 2000 presidential race in doubt for more than a month, and prompted widespread calls to reform the way the nation elects its leaders. Yet nearly four years since George W. Bush won in Florida by 537 votes, reform has been spotty. This story is part of the AP's ongoing coverage of electoral problems across the country.

Online voting doubted: Officials cite concerns after ULL experience    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 20, 2004
By STEVEN K. LANDRY for The Advocate of Baton Rouge
LAFAYETTE University of Louisiana at Lafayette students voted exclusively online this week during Student Government Association elections, the fifth time they have done so.

State voting worries persist    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, March 20, 2004
BY LESLEY CLARK AND PETER WALLSTEN for the Miami Herald
During this month's Democratic presidential primary in Florida, an elections staffer in Polk County mistakenly gave five voters extra ballots giving them the chance to vote twice.
In Bay County in the Panhandle, a technical error gave Richard Gephardt more votes than presumptive nominee John Kerry even though Gephardt had ped out six weeks earlier.


Soubirous, Pursuing a Runoff, Will Ask Recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
She said her concern grew after reading a Caltech/MIT report about flaws in voting equipment, including electronic devices similar to the machines used in Riverside County.

Groups push for upgrades on electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
By Johnathon E. Briggs of the Baltimore Sun
In a move to force Maryland to upgrade its 16,000 new electronic voting machines, a citizens group in Takoma Park has teamed with a national organization headed by a founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream to press for passage of legislation that would require a paper record of votes cast.

E-Vote Snafu in California County    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
by Kim Zetter for WiredNews
After recounting more than 13,000 absentee paper ballots, Northern California's Napa County reported Thursday that an electronic voting machine used in the March 2 primary election missed more than 6,000 votes.

Land s township clerks on voting reform    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
BY TOM TOLEN of the Ann Arbor News
Township clerks in Livingston County got a first-hand accounting of voting changes recently made or in the offing, when Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land visited the county last week.

Internet voting not likely in state    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
By AMY RINARD in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Oconomowoc - The Common Council has gone on record endorsing Internet voting for municipal elections, but the chairman of the state Elections Board said Wednesday that it's highly unlikely Wisconsin will ever allow voting through the Internet.

E-voting advocates launch ad campaign    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
by Foster Klug of the Associated Press
BALTIMORE Supporters of a paper trail for electronic voting machines ran full-page advertisements Thursday in newspapers in Maryland and Florida calling for a tangible record of each ballot cast in the November election.

Sheila Lennon: Diebold ATMs (and voting machines?) play music    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
By Sheila Lennon of the Providence Journal (RI)
Subject: For your amusement: Broken ATM
A Diebold ATM in Baker hall just crashed, and ped to a Windows XP desktop.
Several intrepid students started Windows Media player, and it was playing a variety of music with a nice visualizer.
So much for security...


Disabled Community Hopes Touch-Screen Voting Continues    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
by Jakob Schiller for the Berkeley Daily
Berkeley resident Karen Rose did not have to hire someone to accompany her to the voting booth during the March primary and read the ballot to her. With no one looking over her shoulder, Rose was able to vote without having to reveal to anyone else who she voted for.

Judge denies candidate request for election 're-do'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
By:Sylvia Schon, Daily Star Staff Writer
AMITE - A 21st Judicial District judge ruled Thursday against an effort to re-do the March 9 Independence Town Council election.
But candidate Dale Brouillette is still reviewing his appeal options, which would have to be filed in the next two days.


Fail-safe ballots: Electronic voting machines must have a paper trail to ensure an accurate recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, March 19, 2004
Editorial in FloridaToday
How much worse could this November's election be than the disaster of 2000?
Much worse, unless action is taken immediately to assure Americans that their votes will be fairly counted.


Surely, voters don't blank out    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 18, 2004
By Jac Wilder VerSteeg, Palm Beach Post Editorial Writer
The New York Times is getting all huffy on us. In an editorial Sunday criticizing Florida's electronic voting systems, the newspaper reminded us that: "In a January election in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the victory margin was 12 votes, but the machines recorded more than 130 blank ballots. It is simply not believable that 130 people showed up to cast a non-vote, in an election with only one race on the ballot. The runner-up wanted a recount, but since the machines do not produce a paper record, there was nothing to recount."

Expert warns of balloting devices    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 18, 2004
BY JIM PROVANCE for the Toledo Blade
COLUMBUS - A former National Security Agency analyst hired by Maryland to test the security of electronic voting machines yesterday suggested Ohio shouldn't rush to deploy devices across the state by the November presidential election.

VerifiedVoting.Org Delivers Three-Thousand-Signature Letter to Congress Urging Verifiable Paper Ballots in 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 18, 2004
Press Release from Verifiedvoting.org
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ The Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the House Administration Committee are hearing a resounding call this week from VerifiedVoting.org "Support the passage of legislation which properly secures the way that Americans will vote in 2004."

Protecting the Integrity and Accessibility of Voting in 2004 and Beyond    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 18, 2004
A Statement of Principles from People For the American Way
As the 2004 election approaches, there is significant concern among Americans that our voting system has not been sufficiently protected from a repeat of widespread disenfranchisement. New technologies require election officials to grapple with a complex set of interests, including accessibility for people with disabilities and sufficient security and accountability to prevent elections from being affected by equipment malfunction or tampering.

Call to end touch-screen voting worries county officials    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, March 18, 2004
By Les Mahler of the San Joaquin News Service
County officials are upset that several state senators want to force San Joaquin County to decertify touch screen voting by November even though the primary went smoothly here.

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