Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
The utter arrogance of ES&S has been revealed again with the revelation of a letter from the Colorado SOS to the company. It seems that ES&S is dragging its feet and obstructing the court ordered recertification of their system used by two Colorado counties. One paragraph from that letter says it all about ES&S and its lack of any partnership with its customers. "In addition, it is my understanding that there is a history of coordination issues with your company. Those issues include the following: changing project managers multiple times since April, providing incorrect programming of required databases for testing, providing incorrect ballots for testing, failing to provide required documentation of Federal testing, and test failures requiring extensive machine servicing."
Today's quotation is from an Editorial in the Redding (CA) Record Searchlight: "In person or by post, though, it's more and more obvious that the smartest way to run elections is with dumb technology. Your ink might run dry, but nobody has ever hacked a pen."...
NAtional: Senate Battle Over FEC Nominee May Hamper Agency's Ability to Act LINK
NAtional: A case of the wrong technology applied incorrectly LINK
CA: Nevada County awaits voting machine verdict
Placer County can afford to feel confident LINK
CA: Nevada County - Regional Op-Ed | Gregory Diaz: An Open Letter To Nevada County Voters LINK
CA: San Francisco - Absentee ballots trickling in for S.F. election LINK
CA: Shasta County Editorial - 'Smart' voting is a costly flop for California LINK
CA: Shasta County - Taxpayers to pay $73K for changes LINK
CO: Exclusive: ES&S Certification Testing Suspended In Colorado LINK
LA: Sabine Parish - Malfunctioning machine prompted uncertainty in Sabine election LINK
MI: Officials work to ease fear at polls
Cities train workers on ins, outs of new ID law LINK
PA: Pa. won't release list of polling places LINK
WA: Kitsap County - Votemobile Brings Polling Station to the People LINK
WA: Whatcom County - Bar-code error on some ballots not serious LINK
WV: Mineral County - Optical-scan ballots approved for Mineral bond levy election LINK
Guam: E-Vote: Voting Machines Prohibited in Guam LINK
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