Tuesday, June 13, 2006

News stories highlight CA Primary voting technology issues and problems

I've spent the past few days reading over and digesting the numerous stories that have been published about voting technology issues and problems that arose during last week's California Primary. Below is a round-up, by county, of the articles on my reading list.


California Adds Paper Trail to Electronic Voting
June 7, 2006, National Public Radio

Alameda County

East Bay voter turnout very light
June 6, 2006, The San Jose Mercury News

'Minor hiccups' mark balloting across state, Snafus include complaints in Oakland, missing poll workers elsewhere; low turnout eases strain
June 7, 2006, Oakland Tribune

Kern County

Malfunction delays voting, election results
June 6, 2006, Bakersfield Californian

Voting problems
June 6, 2006, Taft Midway Driller

Barnett takes heat for ballot troubles
June 7, 2006, Bakersfield Californian

Ashburn Calls for Investigation of Kern Voting Fiasco

June 8, 2006, Bakersfield Californian

Ghosts in the machines plague local polling places
June 13, 2006, The Daily Independent

Merced County

Turnout low, problems plague polls in SJ, Merced counties
June 7, 2006 , The Modesto Bee

Orange County

Machine Malfunctions- broken voting machines prompt voter complaints

June 6, 2006, Orange County Register

Glitches plague voting machines, polling stations
June 7, 2006, Orange County Register

Riverside County

Voters pleased with paper trail
June 7, 2006, The Desert Sun

San Bernardino County

Web site glitch delays poll tally
June 7, 2006, The Press-Enterprise

San Joaquin County

A few glitches with voting machines
June 6, 2006, The Tracy Press

Missing volunteers, new machines cause delays
June 06, 2006, Lodi News-Sentinel

Human and machine errors cause voting problems in two counties
June 7, 2006, San Diego Union-Tribune

Tallying the lessons, Elections officials look to avert voting problems in November
June 8, 2006, Stockton Record

Ventura County

Glitches sour some on new voting system
June 7, 2006, Ventura County Star

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