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Part III: Election Reform Advocates Call for Paper Back-Up    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Rick Dawson and Loni Smith McKown for the WISH-TV I-Team 8
An I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered concerns about the accuracy, reliability and security of new voting machines. Now there's new information that could affect the presidential election in the fall.

Are touch-screen machines secure?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Jack Gurney of the Venice Gondolier-Sun (Florida)
More than half of Florida's registered voters including 234,000 currently registered in Sarasota County will have a chance to participate in this fall's general election on direct-recording electronic systems also known as "touch-screen" machines.

Electronic voting unreliable without receipt, expert says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By STEPHANIE CHASTEEN for the Stanford Record
Electronic voting has its perils. Imagine this odd scenario on election day. You step inside the voting booth at the local Y and are faced with a red curtain. Behind the curtain is a man who fills out your ballot for you as you tell him whom you want for president, for city council, for mayor.

Electronic Voting Is Challenged
Activists seek an injunction to keep 18 counties from using machines. The suit highlights concerns over Diebold Election Systems' security.
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Allison Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
With early and absentee voting for the March 2 primary already underway, a Sacramento judge will hear a request today for an injunction against Secretary of State Kevin Shelley and registrars of 18 counties using electronic voting technology.

Lawmakers want more answers on vote machines
Questions linger over security, overall efficiency
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By LEO SHANE III of the Chillicothe Gazette Columbus Bureau
COLUMBUS A pair of senators want Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to slow down his efforts to get counties their new electronic voting machines, citing lingering questions over security and compatibility.

Touch-screen machines attract bipartisan opposition    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By JIM PROVANCE for the Toledo BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU
COLUMBUS - A pair of Senate Republican and Democratic leaders yesterday sought to block Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell from awarding contracts for the purchase of new voting technology.

So simple: Just touch name of candidate you want to win
Bayonne seniors test electronic voting machines
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Bonnie Friedman of the Jersey Journal staff writer
With the 2004 presidential race heating up, Hudson County is getting ready by acquiring roughly 600 state-of-the-art electronic voting machines, which Bayonne voters got a chance to try out yesterday.

Group wants Ohio's electronic machines to give vote receipts    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Sabrina Eaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Bureau
An activist organization headed by the founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Tuesday announced it would target Ohio in a $100,000 campaign to demand that the state's electronic voting machines give voters paper receipts.

Lawmaker fears bugs in computer voting    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By MARK PERKISS Staff Writer for the NJ Times
Mercer County puts its new computerized voting machines into action for the first time Saturday in the annual fire district elections, but Rep. Rush Holt is questioning whether they will count votes properly.

Election Reform Advocates Call for Paper Back-Up    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Rick Dawson and Loni Smith McKown for the WISH-TV I-Team 8
An I-Team 8 investigation has uncovered concerns about the accuracy, reliability and security of new voting machines. Now there's new information that could affect the presidential election in the fall.

Judge Rules in Favor of Touch-Screen Voting System
Critics Say System is Flawed
    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
From KCRA TV
Election officials were able to breathe a sigh of relief Wednesday after a judge made a key decision concerning a new kind of touch-screen voting system.

Here's a vote for verifiable elections    Story Here  Archive
Published:Wednesday, February 18, 2004
By Diane Carman Denver Post Columnist
I don't blame them one bit. The Citizens for Verifiable Voting have a point, even if they are a royal pain in the neck for Boulder County elections officials.

Fear of hackers plagues computer voting system    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By Caroline Overington, Herald (Australia) Correspondent in New York
Elections used to be rigged, but that is so yesterday. In the future, elections will be hacked.
So say computer experts, who believe that the US's new touch-screen voting machines are vulnerable to cyber-fraud. The machines are supposed to replace the punch-card voting machines that failed so spectacularly during the 2000 presidential election.


Copies of electronic ballots not required, state says    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By George Bennett, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Florida's manual recount law was never meant to apply to paperless touch-screen voting systems, the state Division of Elections says in a new opinion that amplifies the position it took after a tight January state House race.

Group wants judge to order upgrades to electronic voting machines    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By JIM WASSERMAN for the Associated Press
SACRAMENTO - Two weeks before California's March 2 primary, a group alleging widespread potential security glitches in electronic voting machines is asking a judge to make counties install new safeguards before voting begins.
Citizens from Solano, Sacramento, San Diego and Stanislaus counties filed their request for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. It asks that up to 18 counties using machines made by Ohio-based Diebold Election Systems add more safeguards to protect them against hackers.


Everything's 'fine,' election officials say after machine tests    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Shea Hicks, chairman of the election board, calibrates the first of 75 machines that need to be tested. Four other machines, used for absentee voting have already been tested.
Gordon County elections officials spent a full day testing the electronic touch-screen voting machines for the March 2 presidential primary and found no security concerns with the equipment.


Ohio State Senators Jacobson and Fedor call for security review    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JACOBSON, FEDOR CALL FOR LEGISLATIVE PANEL TO REVIEW SECURITY OF ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEMS


Touch screen voting faulted    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By Jim McElhatton of THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Computer savvy voters could sabotage elections by casting "as many ballots as they want" during a single trip to the voting booth, critics of new touch-screen voting technology warned yesterday.

Part II: Will Your Vote Count?    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By Rick Dawson and Loni Smith McKown for WISH-TV I-Team 8
Election returns used to be tallied late into the night. Today, we want instant results. But at what cost?

Paper ballot bill has local flavor    Story Here  Archive
Published:Tuesday, February 17, 2004
By RICHARD VALENTY Colorado Daily Staff Writer
The 2004 election is fast approaching, and August primaries are roughly five months away. Still, in mid-February, election rules and voting machinery are being debated locally and statewide.

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