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Black Box Backlash    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
by George Howland Jr. in Seattle Weekly
America's leading critic of electronic voting lives on a cul-de-sac in the blue-collar suburb of Renton. Bev Harris drives a gray Dodge Caravan with a bumper sticker that says, "Keep honking, I'm reloading." Last year, several things broke in her home— the furnace, a sink, and a toilet—and she didn't have the money to get them fixed right away. In fact, the sink and toilet are still broken.

Discovery of test votes leads to recount    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
by:David J. Mitchell, Daily Star Staff Writer
PONCHATOULA - Test votes left in the Secretary of State's computer system blocked out the vote tallies of eight citywide precincts and changed winners in four races parishwide, Clerk of Court John Dahmer said this morning.

Senators Clinton, Graham talk 2004 voting, but not the Democratic ticket    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
Two Democratic senators often mentioned as possible candidates for the vice presidential spot on the 2004 ticket talked voting Wednesday but not for themselves.

Bay County election problems stir bad Florida memories    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
By BILL KACZOR of the Associated Press
Ballot problems that initially gave last-place finisher Dick Gephardt a 2-1 lead in Bay County over the state's Democratic presidential primary winner John Kerry brought back memories of Florida's previous botched elections.

Florida county orders recount in primary    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
From CNN and AP
(CNN) Election officials in Bay County, Florida, plan to recount all of the almost 20,000 ballots cast in Tuesday's presidential primary because of vote-counting irregularities, election Supervisor Mark Andersen said Wednesday.

Nevada elections chief presses for printed ballot receipts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
By BRENDAN RILEY of the AP
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Some election officials and members of Congress who oppose paper-trail devices for electronic voting machines - so people have a record of how they voted - were criticized Wednesday by Nevada's top election official.

Power problem hit 40 percent of polls in San Diego's first use of e-voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
MICHELLE MORGANTE for the AP
SAN DIEGO - A computer battery problem affected about 40 percent of polling stations in San Diego County, delaying and frustrating voters who lined up to cast electronic ballots in last week's primary election, according to a county report issued Wednesday.

County releases polling report    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Walter F. Ekard, Chief Administrative Officer
The report covers our initial review of the problems that affected our polling places most particularly in the early hours after the polls initially opened. My intention is to provide periodic reports to your Board until we are mutually satisfied that all issues have been identified and addressed.

Election Problems Stir Bad 2000 Memories    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
By BILL KACZOR for AP
Florida elections workers were counting ballots by hand - again - on Wednesday after improperly coded ballots appeared to give former presidential candidate Rep. Dick Gephardt a decisive win in one Panhandle county.

Lawmakers call for paper trail to secure electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
BY TAMARA LYTLE for the Orlando Sentinel
WASHINGTON - (KRT) - Up to 50 million Americans will use electronic ballots in November's presidential election - machines that an increasing number of people fear are vulnerable to tampering and errors because they lack back-up to ensure votes are properly counted.

Editorial: Ballot botches need to be fixed    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Walker County Messenger, March 10, 2004
Problems with election-day ballots are not unusual, but Walker County seems to have more than its share of voting confusion.

Town balks at electronic voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Gary Alexander , Correspondent Daily Freeman
SHOKAN - The Olive Town Board, citing voter concern about the reliability of electronic voting systems recommended by the Help America Vote Act of 2003, has resolved to resist the introduction of the new machines in the town's hamlets.

Elections Board Asks City for an Extra $20 Million    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By MIKE McINTIRE in the New York Times
The New York City Board of Elections surprised City Council members yesterday with a request for almost $20 million it says it needs to cope with federal voting changes.

7,000 Orange County Voters Were Given Bad Ballots    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Ray F. Herndon and Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
Poll workers struggling with a new electronic voting system in last week's election gave thousands of Orange County voters the wrong ballots, according to a Times analysis of election records. In 21 precincts where the problem was most acute, there were more ballots cast than registered voters.

Wexler files lawsuit demanding printers for new voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Kathy Bushouse for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler took his crusade for voting machine printers back to court Monday, filing a federal lawsuit in West Palm Beach that claims having no way to manually recount votes from touch-screen machines is a violation of federal law.

After complaints, Montco to retest voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Jeff Shields in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Montgomery County will retest its electronic voting machines at the insistence of a group of former candidates who have questioned whether the machines worked properly in November.

International monitors will watch election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Nancy Cook Lauer of the Tallahassee Democrat
They've monitored voting in Haiti; now they're on their way to El Salvador. Their next stops? Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Disabled sue over voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Cameron Jahn Bee Staff Writer
Claiming that 250,000 people with disabilities were disenfranchised in last week's election, advocates for the disabled filed suit in Los Angeles federal court Monday to force four of the state's largest counties to install voting machines that all voters can use independently by the November presidential election.

Martin County democratic executive committee wants paper backups of votes sought    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
By Jim Turner staff writer for Scripps Newspapers
The Martin County Democratic Executive Committee has asked the county and state to include a device into every voting machine to create a hardcopy backup of individual votes.

Broward municipal elections generally off to a good start    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 9, 2004
BY MARISSA SILVERA AND BETH REINHARD for the Miami Herald
Most Broward polls opened on time Tuesday in 15 cities where municipal elections got off to a smooth start. But there were a few glitches at some precincts.
At 7:30 a.m., Deputy Supervisor of Elections Gisela Salas said all polls were up and running.


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