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Maryland Voting Terminals Face Super Tuesday Test    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 29, 2004
By Andy Sullivan for Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland's sleek new voting machines will be swathed in tamper-proof tape during Tuesday's primary election, but that won't make computer scientist Avi Rubin any more confident in the outcome.

Vote machines reliable, accurate without printers    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 28, 2004
Guest Opinion by Glenda Hood, Florida Secretary of State in the SW Florida News-Press
The eyes of the nation once again will be on Florida as the 2004 presidential election draws near. We showed the nation in the last election cycle that Florida is no longer haunted by the ghosts of 2000 — an election that launched the most ambitious voter reform effort in history.

Frederick Prepares to Buy Touch-Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 28, 2004
By Andrew Martel in the Winchester Star
Frederick County’s trial with touch-screen voting machines earlier this month was a success, according to election officials and voters — but now that the test run is over, the county must decide if it wants to buy.

The Results Are in and the Winner Is . . . or Maybe Not    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 28, 2004
OP-ED for the New York Times by Adam Cohen
Rob Behler isn't saying Max Cleland's Senate seat was stolen by rigged electronic voting machines, but he insists it could have been. Mr. Behler, who helped prepare Georgia's machines for the 2002 election, says secret computer codes were installed late in the process. Votes "could have been manipulated," he says, and the election thrown to the Republican, Saxby Chambliss.

Legislative panel to check voting-machine concerns    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 28, 2004
By Julie Carr Smyth in the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Columbus- State legislative leaders announced late Friday that they will launch a review into the security of new electronic voting machines scheduled to be unveiled in Ohio this year.

Key state may be the next Florida    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 28, 2004
By BENNETT ROTH for the Houston Chronicle
Dayton, OH: In this industrial city once known for churning out cash registers, voters like Larry Wassell aren't feeling so flush with cash.
His employer, a commercial printing company, eliminated much of its work force in recent years. Wassell darkly joked that the only way he knows he has a job each day is "when you log in, you find your user name still valid."


FIGHTING FOR VOTER SECURITY    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
by Jim Hightower in the Austin (TX) Chronicle
The Pentagon has retreated! Not from some foreign enemy, but from a domestic enemy: Electronic voting machines.

Leisureville voters to use paper, machines in March 9 election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By Lisa J. Huriash Staff Reporter for the Sun-Sentinel
Registered Democrats who live in Leisureville, a tiny neighborhood next to Pompano Beach, will vote by two methods in the March 9 election.


Problems in primary possible, board says; County officials cite write-ins, staffing    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By GEORGE J. TANBER for the Toledo Blade
Faced on Tuesday with one of its most anticipated and acrimonious primary elections in recent memory, some Lucas County Board of Elections officials said they fear the possibility of chaos at the polls and in the election’s aftermath.


Panel named to voting gear for state    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
Thomas Burr for the Salt Lake Tribune
A group of 13 Utahns is now charged with recommending how to spend $20.5 million to buy new voting equipment.


Officials working to ease fears over new voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By Foster Klug, Associated Press
GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Emma Skrenchuk is sick and tired of hearing about Maryland's new $55 million electronic voting system — how it will forever eliminate hanging chads and disenfranchised voters; how it's as easy to use as an ATM.

March 2, Mendocino County - Optical Scan and No DRE's Without Paper    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
Ukiah Daily Journal
Mendocino County Clerk Marsha Wharff says she's not predicting turnout for the March 2 election. "You know, we stopped making those predictions when the recall election happened and we never restarted," she said.

Supplier for voting system remains undecided    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By KENT MALLETT, Central Ohio Advocate Reporter
NEWARK The Licking County Board of Elections, facing a state-mandated deadline of April 15, decided Thursday it is not ready to pick a company to supply its voter registration system.

New voting machines in place for primary election    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By:Cheryl Mattix for the Cecil Whig
When voters in Cecil County go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election they will be testing the county's new touch-screen voting system for the first time.
The AccuVote-TS system made by Diebold was the voting system ed by the state of Maryland in 2002.
The new system went gone through a great deal of scrutiny after a Johns Hopkins University study revealed last summer that it may have some security shortcomings.


How Safe Is Your E-Vote?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By Lee Nichols, Austin Chronicle
It's either the best thing ever to happen to elections, or the stupidest blunder our elected officials have ever made; the savior of our democracy, or a conspiracy to steal it; an idea whose time has come, or a hapless symbol of society's naive faith in technology.

Most Ohio Ballots Will Be Cast on Punch Cards on Super Tuesday; Questions about Electronic Voting Slow Progress in State    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
Christy Hicks of The Century Foundation and Daniel Seligson of electionline.org
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /U.S. Newswire/ Despite the questions that have dogged the voting system since Florida 2000, the great majority of Ohio's voters will use punch cards in Tuesday's primary election.

Electronic Vote Faces Big Test of Its Security    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
By JOHN SCHWARTZ for the New York Times
KENNESAW, Ga. ? Millions of voters in 10 states will cast ballots on Tuesday in the single biggest test so far of new touchscreen voting machines that have been billed as one of the best answers to the Florida election debacle of 2000. But many computer security experts worry that the machines could allow democracy to be hacked.

Blunt (MO. SoS) says voting machines must have paper backup    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 27, 2004
Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Secretary of State Matt Blunt said Friday that elections officials who want to use electronic voting systems must find equipment that also produces a paper ballot backup.

Blunt will set rules for voting by touch screen    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 26, 2004
By Jo Mannies, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Any touch-screen voting machines used in Missouri elections must also churn out a paper ballot so voters can review them in the booth, says Secretary of State Matt Blunt in an announcement slated to go out today.

Out with the Old Voting Machines?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Thursday, February 26, 2004
by Ned Benton for the Larchmont Gazette
Local voters in three upcoming elections will be registering their choices using the old-fashioned mechanical machines with small levers and large handles that the federal government says must go by January 2006. The mechanical machines do have their problems, but finding and funding replacements is proving to be a challenge - here and across the country.

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