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Bad Memory Card Compromises 13,000 Ballots

According to Local 6, about 13,000 ballots in Florida were put in jeopardy today because of a bad memory card in an optical-scan voting machine. When the error was discovered, representatives from both parties were notified and the ballots were removed from the site and placed in a vault...

Presidential Votes Miscast on E-voting Machines Across the Country

Voters from at least half a dozen states reported that touch-screen voting machines had incorrectly recorded their choices, including for president. Voters discovered the problems when checking the review screen at the end of the voting process. They found, to their surprise, that the machines indicated that they voted for...

Safety Tips for Voters

David Dill has prepared a terrific tip sheet that may help you avoid the e-voting problems we've seen crop up during early voting: 1. Prepare before going to the polls. Mark your votes in advance on the sample ballot that was mailed to you. Why? * We're getting...

Got Expert?

There's a brand new weblog that's a must-read for everyone concerned about the problems with e-voting: E-voting-Experts.com. It's helmed by leading computer security experts and researchers who have volunteered to be "on call" during the election to help voters, poll watchers, reporters, and others understand what's really going on...

E-voting - What the Horror Stories Teach

EFF will be reporting on Election Day about any problems that may arise with electronic voting machines, but some of the machines have been used in earlier elections and during early voting this week, so we're already starting to see patterns emerge. The National Committee for Voting Integrity (...

Sixth Circuit Court Protects the Right to Reverse Engineer

Big Win in Printer Cartridge Case Suggests Ways to Limit Use of DMCA In a huge victory for consumers, the Sixth Circuit Court ruled today that printer manufacturer Lexmark cannot use the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to stop its competitors from creating and selling cartridges that...

E-voting Ground Zero on November 2

EFF, Verified Voting Lead Teams of Experts, Hold Press Conference on Election Day Nationwide - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been asked by the nationwide non-partisan Election Protection Coalition (EPC) to lead a team of technology lawyers who can serve as experts on Nov. 2 if troubles come up...

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