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New high-tech purchase will make voting easier    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Todd Jackson for the Roanoke Times
Roanokers will soon enter the new age of computer voting.
Following months of testing out different types of products, the city Electoral Board has decided to buy $600,000 worth of iVotronic touch screen voting machines.


UPDATE: Ballot counting resumes in San Bernardino County after four-hour delay    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By SHARON McNARY / The Press-Enterprise
SAN BERNARDINO - Election results in San Bernardino County were stalled Tuesday night when the county's new electronic voting system took longer than expected to begin providing results.
After running the results of absentee ballots, nearly 4 1/2 hours passed without any more ballots being counted. Registrar of Voters Scott Konopasek blamed the problem on lack of experience with the new system.


Pittsfield's new scanning machines tally votes with few kinks, no chads    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Jack Dew of the Berkshire Eagle staff
PITTSFIELD A slow trickle of voters headed to the polls yesterday in a lackluster turnout for the primary election in which the fate of both John Kerry and George W. Bush seemed a predetermined certainty.

Security of electronic voting deserves more scrutiny    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Editorial
State Sen. Jeff Jacobson is a leader of a bipartisan move to slow Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell's purchase of new, electronic voting machines to replace punch-card mechanisms.
Jacobson has a point.


Electronic Voting Runs Into Some Glitches    Story Here
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
by Rachel Konrad for AP
SAN FRANCISCO — Frozen screens and malfunctioning computers plagued some Super Tuesday voters who tried to cast electronic ballots, and experts predict such problems will be repeated on a national scale in November.

With a pencil or a touch, voters get their say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Lesli A. Maxwell Bee Staff Writer
California voters cast millions of chad-free ballots in Tuesday's primary election, using methods both primitive and high-tech. Few glitches were reported and those were mostly in the 17 counties where voters made their choices on electronic touch-screen voting systems.

Committee to examine security of new ballot machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By JIM SIEGEL for Gannett News Service
COLUMBUS Whether Ohioans in many counties vote with electronic machines instead of punch card ballots this year will depend largely on Sen. Randy Gardner and a new legislative committee.
Gardner, R-Bowling Green, is one of 10 members of a new joint House-Senate committee formed to review security issues with new electronic ballot systems mandated by the federal Help America Vote Act.


Glitches empty polling places    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Melissa Evans, STAFF WRITER for the Argus
Voters were frustrated Tuesday by technical difficulties with electronic voting machines problems that some say caused them to leave the polls without casting their vote.

San Bernardino County blames human error for delay in vote tally    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Associated Press
SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino County's transition to full electronic voting ran smoothly – until it came time to tally the votes.

Diebold and county too cozy, critics say    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Warren Lutz in the Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
FAIRFIELD Some voting rights activists are questioning whether Solano County is acting properly by letting a Diebold employee speak on the Registrar of Voters' behalf.
Jo Murray, who owns a public relations firm in the Bay Area, was hired by Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems to showcase the company's Accu-Vote TSx touch-screen voting machines. Solano County is using the machines for the first time today.


Primary Concerns    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Edward Cone in BaseLine Magazine
The early returns are in and no voter fraud has been discovered in the wake of Maryland's first statewide use of touch-screen electronic voting machines, which took place during the Democratic primary on March 2. That's a good thing...right?

U.S. e-voting machines largely bug-free on Tuesday    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Andy Sullivan for Reuters
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - Voters across the United States encountered scattered problems with new touch-screen systems on Tuesday as they voted in primary elections, but by and large the machines ran smoothly, state election officials said on Wednesday.

ACLU calls for probe into election problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES
SAN DIEGO – The American Civil Liberties Union today called on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to convene a panel of experts to investigate problems with the new touch-screen voting machines.

County Supervisor Calls For Investigation    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
On TheSanDiegoChannel
SAN DIEGO At least one county supervisor and some activists called for an investigation Wednesday to figure out what went wrong with the touch-screen voting system on Election Day.
The early morning glitch delayed some precincts Tuesday and kept some people from voting, 10 News reported.


Election vendor under fire: Repeated mixups raise issues of trust, reliability    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, March 3, 2004
By Andy Gammill for the Indianapolis Star
Members of the Johnson County Election Board this week blasted the vendor they hired to provide voting equipment to the county, saying poor customer service has complicated this year's election.

Chads Out, but Controversy Remains    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 2, 2004
By Allison Hoffman, LA Times Staff Writer
As Californians go to the polls today, those casting ballots in 14 counties, home to 43% of the state's 15.1 million registered voters, will use electronic machines — part of a massive national experiment in new technology that pits the hope of fewer errors against the fear of election-night computer hacking.

The New York Times Rediscovers 'Flori-Duh'    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 2, 2004
By Danny Schechter for MediaChannel.org
Who made the following statement?
"Our nation watched as we were all reminded on a daily basis of the importance of each and every vote. We were reminded of the strength of our democracy that while our system is not always perfect, it is fundamentally strong and far better than any other alternative."


Here we vote again    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 2, 2004
By Tim O'Meilia, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Remember the butterfly ballot/hanging chad fiasco of November 2000 that took 37 days and a U.S. Supreme Court intervention before a new president could be declared?

Voting-machine critic will be the judge today    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 2, 2004
By Johnathon E. Briggs for the Baltimore Sun
If your polling place happens to be Trinity Assembly of God in Lutherville, you might run into a bespectacled election judge today who respects your right to cast a ballot, but not the electronic machines you'll use to do it.

County gets vote of confidence    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, March 2, 2004
BY BETH REINHARD in the Miami Herald
Three months after she recommended the suspension of Broward Supervisor of Elections Miriam Oliphant, Florida's elections chief on Monday observed a voting machines test and expressed confidence about next week's elections.

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