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Wisconsin: Judge grants temporary injunction barring enforcement of voter ID law in April election

Connecticut: Merrill's office selects precincts for post-primaries audit

September 29, 2011

Connecticut: Merrill's office selects precincts for post-primaries audit

By Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office

 

South Carolina: Independent vote audit needed

September 24, 2011

Independent vote audit needed

Sunday, September 25, 2011

 

During the last legislative session, a Senate judiciary subcommittee heard testimony from the State Election Commission and its critics about problems in the 2010 elections. The committee suggested that the two sides work together to recommend improvements to the process.

South Carolina: Votes were miscounted, laws ignored

September 24, 2011

Votes were miscounted, laws ignored

BY ELEANOR HARE

Sunday, September 25, 2011

 

Thousands of votes in the 2010 general election were counted incorrectly in South Carolina. Not only were these votes counted incorrectly, the State Election Commission (SEC) is ignoring state law that requires a recount and federal law that requires that the entirety of the data files from an election be retained for 22 months.

South Carolina: Election Commission hopes to replace voting machines by 2017 | Associated Press

May 14, 2015

The state Election Commission is inviting county officials and state lawmakers to review potential replacements for South Carolina’s decade-old touchscreen voting machines. Spokesman Chris Whitmire says the agency is holding a voting system fair Wednesday that will include presentations from four companies that chose to participate. The agency hopes to replace, by 2017, the current system that’s been used statewide since January 2005. It consists of more than 12,500 voting machines split between 2,260 precincts.

North Carolina: House OKs delay in paper ballot law | WRAL

April 24, 2015

State House lawmakers voted Wednesday to give county boards of elections an extra 20 months to replace their touch-screen voting machines with machines that produce paper ballots. Current state law requires all counties to complete the transition to paper ballots by Jan. 1, 2018. House Bill 373 extends that deadline to Sept. 1, 2019.

Read more:  http://thevotingnews.com/house-oks-delay-in-paper-ballot-law-wral/

Editorials: AVS WinVote: The Worst Voting Machine in America | Jeremy Epstein/Slate

April 17, 2015

On April 14, the Virginia State Board of Elections voted to immediately decertify use of the AVS WinVote touch-screen Direct Recording Electronic voting machine. That means that the machine, which the Washington Post says was used by “dozens of local governments” in Virginia, can’t be used any more, though the commonwealth is holding primaries in just two months. The move comes in light of a report that shows just how shoddy and insecure voting machines can be.

Virginia: Faced with WINVote voting machine concerns, Botetourt plans to count votes by hand | Roanoke Times: Virginia

April 13, 2015

In response to concerns about glitches with some voting machines in Virginia, election officials in Botetourt County will be counting votes by hand for the June 9 Republican primary. The decision to go old-school, made Friday by the county’s electoral board, comes amid growing concerns about WinVote touch-screen voting machines, which are used in about 20 percent of Virginia’s precincts, including those in Botetourt. A vote to decertify the machines statewide could be taken as early as next week at a Virginia Board of Elections meeting in Richmond.

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