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Journal Journal: Electronic voting machines replaced by paper in 2 states

The Washington Post reports that Maryland and Virginia will replace their electronic voting machines with paper ballots after this election. These are machines which don't print a paper copy. Maryland will continue paying for its $65 million system through 2014. Several kinds of systems are used in Virginia, while Maryland uses Premier Election Solutions machines.
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Journal Journal: Deposit a check from home

The CheckFree service is trying to move their paperless check services from businesses to the home. If banks use the service, customers will be able to deposit checks from home. Apparently the service involves more than scanning and bookkeeping, as antifraud tools include electronically reading what is written on the check.

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