INDEPENDENT NEWS

Florida Shifting to Voting System With Paper Trail

Published: Sun 11 Feb 2007 09:00 PM
SCOOP LINK:
Florida Shifting to Voting System With Paper Trail
By Abby Goodnough and Christopher Drew
The New York Times
Friday 02 February 2007
See Full Story…
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/020207L.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/us/02voting.html
Delray Beach - Gov. Charlie Crist announced plans on Thursday to abandon the touch-screen voting machines that many of Florida's counties installed after the disputed 2000 presidential election. The state will instead adopt a system of casting paper ballots counted by scanning machines in time for the 2008 presidential election.
Voting experts said Florida's move, coupled with new federal voting legislation expected to pass this year, could be the death knell for the paperless electronic touch-screen machines. If as expected the Florida Legislature approves the $32.5 million cost of the change, it would be the nation's biggest repudiation yet of touch-screen voting, which was widely embraced after the 2000 recount as a state-of-the-art means of restoring confidence that every vote would count.
… snip…
See Full Story…
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/020207L.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/us/02voting.html
ENDS
Scoop Link
Scoop Independent News
Scoop is NZ's largest independent news source; respected widely in media, political, business and academic circles for being the place on the internet for publishing "what was really said", and for the quality of its analysis of issues.

Next in Comment

Narrow Vision: Subsidised Cars And Street Immunity
By: Keith Rankin
Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity
By: Binoy Kampmark
Dunne Speaks: Robertson's Budget Gamble On Treasury
By: Peter Dunne
Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
By: Digitl
Leaking For Roe V Wade
By: Binoy Kampmark
Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer
By: The Conversation
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media