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California Voting Machines

Secretary of State Debra Bowen has proposed a plan to conduct a top-to-bottom test on all electronic voting machines in California. But can it be finished in time for the state's earlier primary elections in 2008? And how will counties respond if the machines they've already purchased don't pass the test? We speak with guests about the roughly drafted plan.

* Nicole Winger, spokeswoman for Secretary of State Deborah Bowen
* John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for KQED's "California Report"
* Steve Weir, president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials