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Behind the ballot

...ballots to the voters. That means securing volunteers to run polling places, training the volunteers, borrowing voting machines from the state Board of Elections and printing the ballots out.Getting the ballot in hand, however, is not as...
Letter to the Editor: Some clarity on election voting

...over-vote" means that a voter has selected more choices than are allowed in a specific race. The Accu-vote voting machine is programmed to reject any ballot in which a race is "over-voted." In this election, we believe that some voters...
Resources available to voters with disabilities

...Fleurant said.There are other features at polling places designed to help voters with disabilities.Touch-screen voting machines with audio and font enlargement options can assist visually impaired voters, Fenumiai said.Voting booths optimized...
Politics, vote counting always go hand-in-ballot

The following editorial appeared in today's San Jose Mercury News: You can educate voters. You can buy better voting machines and service them more often. But as the latest probe into Florida's infamous presidential election shows, you'll...
My turn: Election facts and fiction

...2000 elections. Bi-partisan support for the Help America Vote Act in 2002 requires all states to deploy electronic voting machines; and legislation I cross-sponsored with former Rep. Joe Green requires the state to purchase machines to enable...
My turn: Will every vote be counted correctly?

...we support include: Ban wireless components on all voting machines. Machines with wireless components are particularly...Source code is the set of instructions that run the voting machines and tabulators. Alaska should prohibit any election...
Approval close for cruise ship tax

...votes on the ballot measure led by 6,150 votes, 52 percent to 48 percent. Problems with Alaska's new touchscreen voting machines forced hand counts in some areas and delayed a final tally. The measure also would tax the ships' gambling proceeds...
Touchscreen voting machine problems slow election count in 7 precincts

...with Alaska's new touchscreen voting machines slowed election returns Tuesday...The votes from touchscreen voting machines in four Kodiak precincts had...precinct's optical scanner voting machine also could not connect by modem...
Boycott voting machines

...too cost prohibitive. Here's why a boycott is warranted. Alaska's Division of Elections bought touch screen voting machines from Diebold to comply with new federal law to prevent discrimination against handicapped voters. These machines...
Candidates, officials place faith in optical-scan vote machines

...need to worry about the accuracy of the state's voting machines, candidates and election officials predict. They...machine's count. Workers reinserted ballots into the voting machine when there was a paper jam. This caused the machine...


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