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Americans still wary of voting machines for 2008

March 22, 2008

by Rob LeverAgence France-Presse via Inquirer.net
 

WASHINGTON--Eight years after glitches marred the 2000 presidential elections, Americans are still struggling over voting machine technology amid growing concerns about the reliability of electronic systems.

Following the Paper Trail - Case study examines five states' efforts to limit paperless voting

February 20, 2008

By PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by electionline.org details how five states that implemented electronic voting have chosen or are considering statewide paper-based optical scan systems.

"Back to Paper" explores the process by which California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Ohio -- having adopted electronic voting systems -- subsequently decided to de-certify, re-examine or re-think their use.

Can You Count On These Machines?

January 5, 2008

By Clive Thompson, The New York Times Magazine

Jane Platten gestured, bleary-eyed, into the secure room filled with voting
machines. It was 3 a.m. on Nov. 7, and she had been working for 22 hours
straight. "I guess we've seen how technology can affect an election," she
said. The electronic voting machines in Cleveland were causing trouble
again.

Election Audit Summit Brings Together Statisticians, Election Officials and Advocates

November 6, 2007

Note: Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota was a co-sponsor and the host organization for this national audit summit - the first of its kind.

by Pamela W. Smith, President, Verified Voting Foundation  

Voting Out E-Voting Machines

November 2, 2007

by Tim PadgettTime Magazine  

Nationwide Study Grades and Ranks Campaign Disclosure in the 50 States

October 16, 2007

By California Voter Foundation   

Paperless Voting is an Accident Waiting to Happen

October 4, 2007

By Warren StewartVerifiedVoting.org
 

As they prepare to spend millions of dollars in re-election campaigns, members of Congress should be asking themselves “Do I want to be Christine Jennings?”

Susan Davis Proposes Amendment to Restrict the Use of Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machines

September 12, 2007

By Warren Stewart, VerifiedVoting.org     

“It is my hope that Congress will address this issue in the near future. Our democracy is too important to ignore this issue any longer.”

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