Northampton voters a 'time out' from computer, by Alan Brau, Morning Call, Aug. 26, 2007
Block sought for voting machine purchase
injunction against Northampton County.
By Joe Nixon,
Morning Call, Jan. 26, 2008
We need a reliable voting system, Letter to the Editor, Express-Times.com, January 16, 2008
New voting system faces new delay
County weighs option. AVS balks at test of its electronic
By Joe McDonald, Morning Call, Nov. 21, 2007
Voting machine suit set
County files notice it will sue manufacturer over unusable electronic devices.
By Sarah Cassi,
Express-Times, Nov. 17, 2007
[Northampton] County ready to rule out voting machines
Certification problems mean machines 'not
on a good path.'
By Sarah Cassi, Express-Times, Oct. 6, 2007
Lever-style voting machines back in game
Northampton County's decision helped by Department
of State, which suspends use of Advanced Voting Solutions units.
By Joe Nixon, Morning Call,
Aug. 23, 2007
"Voters deserve verifiable electronic votes,"
Morning Call, May 16, 2007
[Last year's] Panel Session and Open Discussion
Moderator: Hannah Stewart-Gambino
The E-Voting Controversy:
What Are the Risks?
Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion of electronic voting, its risks, and its
potential impact on democracy.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Maginnes Hall, Room 102
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University Department of Political Science; Director, Lehigh's Global Citizenship Program
Associate Professor, Muhlenberg College Department of Political Science;
Director, Muhlenberg's Institute of Public Opinion
Pennsylvania State Representative, co-sponsor of H.B. 2000 to require a Voter-Verified
Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)
Lecturer and Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Center for Organizational Dynamics,
widely quoted researcher on polling discrepancies in contested elections, author of a forthcoming book on the 2004 election
Mary Ann Gould
Expert on managing change in corporate and private sectors, co-founder of the nonpartisan Coalition for Voting
Associate Professor, Lehigh University Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
noted computer security expert
Click here for directions to the Lehigh University campus, here for event URL, and here for PDF flyer.
Electronic voting to face scrutiny at Lehigh University
Free public forum will feature scholars, area officials addressing possible risks of the
new balloting machines.
Morning Call, April
Note: The article incorrectly refers to "federal law that prohibits . . . paper ballots from being used to conduct federal elections." This error illustrates
the widespread confusion surrounding the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). It does not prohibit paper ballots; they are used with
optical scan voting machines, which some states have adopted exclusively in order to be able to audit and recount elections,
which is not possible with paperless electronic voting machines. A voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), on the other
hand, is a record generated by a voting machine, unlike the voter-verified paper ballot (VVPB), which the voter marks by hand
in a privacy booth and then inserts into the optical scanner, from which it drops into a secure ballot box for possible audits
or recounts. Pennsylvania has not certified any voting machines that generate voter-verified paper audit trails (VVPATs) out
of concerns that CVI shares. PA has certified optical scan voting machines, which use voter-verified paper ballots (VVPBs).
PA Secretary of State rejects Northampton County voters' request for re-examination of
potentially-flawed computerized voting machines, March 29, 2006