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February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
County to choose voting system
Three companies ed as eligible vendors

By LACHELLE SEYMOUR of the Newark, OH Advocate
NEWARK On Monday, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell's office announced that Ohio counties may upgrade to electronic voting systems with three companies.
Licking County's first choice, Sequoia Voting Systems, of Oakland, Calif., was not one of them.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Voting machine clears a hurdle
4 COUNTIES CAN USE THEM IF THEY ADD SECURITY MEASURES

By Elise Ackerman for Mercury News
California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley told four counties on Tuesday they could use a controversial Diebold electronic voting machine in the March election if they take additional security measures.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Diebold electronic voting machine passes federal tests
By Thomas Peele for the CONTRA COSTA TIMES
A controversial touchscreen voting machine scheduled for use in Solano and three other counties for the March 2 election passed a series of federal tests, a spokesman for the California Secretary of State said Tuesday, but it has yet to win final state approval.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Md. Lawmakers Look at Plugging Touch-Screen Security With Paper Ballots
By STEPHANIE TRACY of the Capital News Service
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With only three weeks remaining until voters statewide get their first feel of new touch-screen voting machines, lawmakers are still working to plug the system's security holes, including adding voter-verifiable paper records.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Speakers dissect e-voting concerns
By Albert Chiou of the Stanford Daily
“The votes of we, the people, are now the secrets of corporations,” said Faye Anderson, a Stanford Law School graduate and the writer and producer of “Counting on Democracy,” a nationally televised documentary about the 2000 Florida presidential election. Anderson was one of five speakers who examined the problems of electronic voting machines in a panel discussion hosted last night by the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Optical scan machines perform perfectly
By Walter Mares, news editor for the Eastern Arizona Courier
Yvonne Pearson and company passed with flying colors. Greenlee County's first election involving use of a new system came off without a hitch.


February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive

Election law will change when voters head to the polls next year

A new election law to go into effect next year will change how Michigan voters cast ballots.

Oceana County Clerk Becky Griffin expects the law to create additional work for her office and township clerks because county clerks now assume responsibilities for all elections.



February 11, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Congressman's suit seeking voting machine paper trail dismissed
Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A congressman's lawsuit seeking to require electronic voting machines to produce a paper trail was dismissed Wednesday when a Palm Beach County judge ruled he did not have the standing to sue.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Paper trail still needed for elections: New technology for voting unproven
Opinion from the Florida News-Press
The new touch-screen voting machines used in Lee and 15 other counties appear to be working well, but given our tumultuous recent election history, it would be a good idea to have a paper trail on hand in case a re-count is needed.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Voting machine showdown
A leading maker of computer election equipment defends itself in court against charges that it overreached itself in trying to stifle critics.

By Farhad Manjoo for Salon.com
SAN JOSE, Calif. Diebold, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of computerized voting machines, faced off against some of its critics on Monday in U.S. District Court. But this time, the question at issue wasn't whether the machines could be hacked, but whether Diebold was abusing the principles of free speech in an attempt to quash the critics.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Bill would mandate election paper trail
Legislation stems from security concerns related to new electronic voting machines; Proponents cite need for 'backup' record; Critics say altering system sends wrong message 
By Stephanie Desmon and Bill McCauley of the Baltimore Sun Staff


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Voting machine choice recalled
By DIANE ERWIN of the Springfield OH News-Sun
Clark and Champaign counties' Boards of Elections must choose new electronic voting machines after the company they ed withdrew from contract negotiations with the secretary of state's office.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
How New Hampshire Primary Election Was Rigged
    by LYNN LANDES
It's been all downhill for Howard Dean since he lost the New Hampshire primary by a significant margin. But, now questions are being raised about the security of New Hampshire's voting system in the wake of a recent analysis of the election results. It could add up to nothing, but it does underscore how easily technology can be used to sabotage the voting process.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Representative Rush Holt on Paper Voting Trails and Restoring Voter Confidence
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
After the debacle of the 2000 election in Florida over hanging chads, a search began for a technological solution to voting problems and irregularities that would ensure that votes cast would actually be counted. The answer to some came in the form of touch screen voting technology. But what began as a technological fix to voting irregularities, may open pandora's box and potentially undermine the voting process and democracy itself. Now many Americans worry that computerized voting will allow the erasure and theft of elections all with the click of a button.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Voting via computer not ideal, engineer says
By Amy L. Ashbridge Staff Writer for the NY Daily Star
ONEONTA — Voters shouldn't trust their votes to machines without a paper record, a software designer said Monday night.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
From WALB News 10 in Georgia
Albany A glitch at one of the city's largest precincts throws the elections back into court Tuesday afternoon.
Polls normally close at seven p.m., but because of voting problems, the Westtown precinct will remain open an extra two hours. That's because 75 voters had trouble casting ballots at Westtown this morning.


February 10, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Touch-screen voting puts state out front
But technology is imperfect, experts report
By Danny Jacobs, Capital News Service, The Jeffersonian 
Maryland's decision to use touch-screen voting machines in its March 2 primary has moved it to the forefront of nationwide election reform, according to a report released last month.


February 09, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 9, 2004
Voting Machines On Trial In Fairfax: Ill-Fated Fall Vote Prompts Scrutiny
By David Cho Washington Post Staff Writer
The Democratic presidential nomination is not the only issue on the line in tomorrow's primary in Virginia. Local and state lawmakers say they will be watching closely how Fairfax County's touch-screen voting system performs after its disastrous debut in the November elections.


February 09, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 9, 2004
Will the election be hacked?
By Farhad Manjoo of Salon.com
A few weeks after Election Night 2002, Roxanne Jekot, a computer programmer who lives in Cumming, Ga., began fearing demons lingering in the state's voting machines. The midterm election had been a historic one: Georgia became the first state to use electronic touch-screen voting machines in every one of its precincts. The 51-year-old Jekot, who has a grandmotherly bearing but describes herself as a "typical computer geek," was initially excited about the new system.


February 09, 2004    Story Here  Archive
Published:Monday, February 9, 2004
E-Vote Machines Drop More Ballots 
By Kim Zetter  for Wired News
Six electronic voting machines used in two North Carolina counties lost 436 absentee ballot votes in the 2002 general election because of a software problem, raising increasing doubts about the accuracy and integrity of voting equipment in a presidential election year.


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