May 05, 2005 — New York is the last state in the nation to comply with the federal voting reform act passed after the 2000 Presidential race. A conference committee of state legislators resumed meetings this week, but made only incremental progress. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 04, 2005 — Yesterday, vendors of electronic voting machines peddled their wares to Board of Elections supervisors at their regional meeting in Syracuse. They're competing for a massive contract - one company's machines will be chosen to outfit poll stations around the state for the 2006 elections. Under the Help America Vote Act, the federal government has promised $220 million to buy the machines and train poll workers.
Lots of people are concerned with which machines state legislators choose to buy. They include people with disabilities, who traveled to Syracuse yesterday to test the machines for accessibility. Sue Morrow is a blind woman who lives in Watertown - she works at the Independent Living Center. She spoke to reporter Greg Warner last night after she got back. First she described how she votes now. Go to full article
Aug 11, 2004 — Government Reform groups say the legislature's inability to agree on federally mandated voting procedure reform might result in confusion at the polls and the disenfranchisement of some voters. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 14, 2004 — State lawmakers are required by federal law to modernize voting procedures in New York. The law is in response to the problems with the 2000 Presidential election. Activists rallied at the Capitol to insist that the legislature buy new voting machines that leave a paper record as well as an electronic record of votes cast. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2004 — Good government groups say New York State is not moving fast enough to comply with voting reforms mandated by Congress after the controversial 2000 Presidential election. They say the delays have caused confusion that may even lead to the disenfranchisement of some new voters. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article