FL: Voting bosses must boost security

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Twenty-nine counties in Florida, including Monroe, use different versions of paper-ballot voting systems manufactured by Diebold, a leading manufacturer of security systems and voting machines. One county uses Diebold touch-screens.

The security changes, which were ordered ''immediately'' by Florida Division of Elections Chief Dawn Roberts, require that election supervisors counties keep an inventory of all memory cards used inside voting machines and that the cards are never left with just one person.

''We feel vindicated,'' said Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho.

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