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Crypto stars sound off on e-voting, DRM
Issues spark heated debate among experts
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Published:Tuesday, February 24, 2004
By Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
SAN FRANCISCO - A panel of distinguished cryptographers at the RSA Conference in San Francisco weighed in on a variety of hot button issues, including electronic voting and rights management for digital media.

Touch screens: Levers with a plug    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
By Tom Blackburn, Palm Beach Post Columnist
The 2000 election in Florida was quickly clich?d as a wake-up call. But, like people trying to make decisions while their brains are fuzzy from sleep, no one answered the call adequately.

No hanging chads here Pittsfield goes high tech for Super Tuesday    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
By D.R. Bahlman of the Berkshire Eagle Staff
PITTSFIELD For the first time in more than 50 years, Pittsfield residents will be using new voting machines when they cast ballots in an election.

Voting devices focus of ads    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
By Stephanie Desmon of the Baltimore Sun Staff
Critics claim PR campaign is meant to shift attention from new machines' flaws; $1 million outreach program; Officials say voters need to get used to terminals
There are ads for them on the sides of buses, on billboards, on the radio and on television. There's a Web site devoted to them. There will be hundreds more get-to-know-you events around the state where they'll be on display for the curious.


Voting bill still stalled    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
By Michael Hardy in Federal Computer Week
Legislation that would require touch-screen voting machines to generate a paper record of votes remains stalled in the House, even though it has attracted more than 100 co-sponsors and generated companion bills in the Senate.

E-Voting or 'Bust' in California    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
Patrick Mallon for NewsMax.com
California's headlong rush into electronic voting met a judge this week who apparently doesn't give much weight to a mountain of expert evidence against the use of machines still vulnerable to malfunction.

Public relations campaign promotes Diebold machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
Associated Press
The five-year, $1 million campaign is part of the $55 million the state is paying Diebold Election Systems Inc. of North Canton, Ohio, maker of the 16,000 touch-screen computer terminals that will be used throughout Maryland beginning with the March 2 primary. Baltimore uses machines made by a different company.

How Reliable Are Electronic Voting Machines?
San Diego Computer Experts Study Machines
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
From The SanDiegoChannel.com
SAN DIEGO San Diego is just days away from casting votes in its first electronic election. And who can forget why the federal government required the conversion to paperless terminals? Two words hanging chad.

Pentagon nixes Internet voting: Questions about security linger    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 23, 2004
By Michael Hardy for Federal Computer Week
The Defense Department's decision to temporarily shelve its Internet voting plan has received mixed reviews. Computer scientists who considered the idea too risky are applauding, but industry advocates of electronic voting are disappointed.

Editorial: Our voting machines: Secretary of state must provide way to create a paper trail in '04    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 22, 2004
Editorial in the Treasure Coast Palm News
Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood is boasting that new touch-screen voting machines mean "Florida is no longer haunted by those ghosts of 2000" (see her letter to the editor on this page). Perhaps she should re-read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to remember that Floridians would do well to fear the ghost of the election to come.

State still hasn't resolved confusion over recounts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 22, 2004
Palm Beach Post Editorial
Webster's New World Dictionary defines manual as "having to do with a hand or the hands; without electrical or other power." What part of that definition does Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood fail to understand?

Old or new, you can count on election problems    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 22, 2004
By LEN WELLS, Courier & Press correspondent
When the March 16 primary election rolls around, voters in many Southern Illinois counties will be in for a big surprise.

Faxes pour into Galvin office: Voters' protest appears off target    Story Here  Archive
Published:Sunday, February 22, 2004
By Matthew Rodriguez, Boston Globe Correspondent
Government offices are accustomed to getting bags of letters or floods of e-mail about controversial issues. But last week, it was a fax machine that went wild at Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office.

New voting machines will be on display in Union County
2004 elections: Punch cards will be used, but new equipment must be in place in 2006
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Published:Sunday, February 22, 2004
By Pam Tharp Correspondent for the Palladium-Item
LIBERTY, Ind. Picking a new voting system to comply with all the federal rules is like shooting at a moving target, Union County election officials say.

Grand Lake marquee speaks to voting fraud    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 21, 2004
by Peggy Stinnett for the Oakland Tribune
ALLEN MICHAAN, owner of Oakland's beautiful art deco movie house, caught our attention right after that controversial Gore vs. Bush election in the fall of 2000.

Legislation would create written safeguard for touch-screen votes    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 21, 2004
By FROM STAFF REPORTS for the Oakland Tribune
SACRAMENTO An East Bay state senator on Thursday introduced a bill aimed at guaranteeing the integrity of elections as California's voting systems move into the computer age.

Low-Cost Fix Sought on Voting Machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 21, 2004
From the Los Angeles Times Staff Reports
Citing the rapidly spiraling cost and technological complexity of securing electronic voting equipment, a joint county and city task force recommended earlier this week that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors postpone seeking proposals on a $100-million countywide electronic voting system.

Voting machines edict upsets election officials
BEAUFORT: Federal and state-led reforms jar county plans.
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Published:Saturday, February 21, 2004
By Frank Morris in the Carolina Morning News
Beaufort County election officials have launched a campaign to get out of a state plan for a uniform, statewide electronic voting machine system.

Sen. Hillary Clinton to headline South Florida fund-raisers    Story Here  Archive
Published:Saturday, February 21, 2004
KEN THOMAS for the Associated Press
WESTON, Fla. - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton implored Florida Democrats Saturday to remain vigilant during the upcoming fall elections - and remember the lessons of 2000.

How Safe Is Your E-Vote? Elections go digital, but experts fear a crash    Story Here  Archive
Published:Friday, February 20, 2004
By LEE NICHOLS for the 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.

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