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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...
Digital voting machines a bad idea

...revolution is occurring in our voting system and it should alarm all citizens. Nationally, states are buying digital voting machines, mainly from Diebold, to meet the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Alaska has just purchased...
Touch-screen voting machines are ready for write-in election

Alaska's touch-screen electronic voting machines, purchased to assist those with disabilities but available to anyone, are prepared to handle the challenge of a write-in campaign...
$1.7 million voting system gets little use

...elections officials spent $1.7 million for electronic voting machines to help disabled voters cast ballots and wound up...he asked. "Send in troops and force us to use voting machines?" Pat Forgey can be reached at patrick.forgey...
Touch-screen machines make general election debut

...been spent putting electronic voting machines into every precinct in Alaska...number available. The electronic voting machines were first used in the August...had difficulty connecting their voting machines to state computers to download...
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...attack. The Diebold electronic voting machines nationwide have been criticized...
Voters prefer paper ballots over screens

...prefer traditional paper ballots over touchscreen voting machines, which made a shaky debut in the Aug. 22 primary...election officials and nationally generally defend voting machines as reliable and secure. One notes that paper ballots...

Tuesday's Juneau Empire incorrectly said the first use of touch-screen voting machines was Nov. 7. In fact, they were used in the August primary as well. Sound off on the important issues at In addition, it was...
Touchscreens are out for this election

ANCHORAGE - Voters won't get the chance to use Alaska's 100 new touchscreen voting machines in today's election. Laura Glaiser, director of the state Divisions of Elections, said that unless the machines are upgraded...
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...


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