Marc L. Songini

Articles by Marc L. Songini

Evoting applications to stay public

With this year's New York Senate and Assembly session now ended, local voting activists are chalking up a victory for the public at the expense of Microsoft Corp. and the e-voting industry. The activists had feared that Microsoft and a handful of e-voting device vendors would quietly weaken the state's strict e-voting software escrow law before the current legislative session ended on Friday.

US govt axes RFID for border security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking to alternative technologies for its border security system after RFID tags failed to work as expected in a 15-month test.

Vendor charged with testing eVoting machines using faulty methods

A company hired by The New York State Board of Elections has been told to stand down because its testing and certifying of electronic voting machines employed flawed methodology.

Ohio county may move evoting from fingers to eyes

Officials in Ohio's Cuyahoga County are mulling the idea of scrapping a US$17 million (C$19.5 million) investment in touch-screen electronic voting systems and switching to optical-scan devices.

Ohio county eyes switch to optical scan evoting

Ohio's Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners is considering scrapping a US$17 million investment in touch-screen electronic-voting hardware and switching to precinct count optical scan devices.

Reliability a tossup in evoting exit poll

The jury is still out on the performance of e-voting systems throughout the country in this week's midterm elections, according to officials and technical experts interviewed during and after the vote.

New military Evoting lacks security, critics say

An electronic system set up last month by the U.S. Department of Defense to help overseas soldiers and other military personnel and contractors cast ballots in U.S. elections lacks security safeguards, critics say.

Schwarzenegger scraps California RFID security measure

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have created a security framework for the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in the state's official documents and identification cards.

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