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NEW YORK -- Tomorrow's elections in five states feature more than competitive races among Democratic contenders.
The vote marks the first time each of the five states holding primaries will be using new machines, applying new polling place rules or both - and will provide an early test of whether the changes made to voting after the 2000 election have improved the process of democracy.
"Primary Education: Election Reform and the 2004 Presidential Race," a publication of electionline.org and The Century Foundation, finds election changes have been put in place in all five of the states holding Democratic presidential primaries tomorrow. Those include new machines in Arizona and new procedures in Oklahoma, Delaware and South Carolina. Just as noteworthy will be the use of the oft-maligned punch-card ballots in Missouri and hand-counted paper …