Monday, July 14, 2008

Sequoia Voting Machines in N.Y. Flawed

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of
In this evening’s “Featured Article”, Kim Zetter of “Threat Level Blog” at Wired reports about the failure of new Sequoia voting machines to get through state and local testing. So far about 50 percent of the voting machines delivered to the state have problems. Doug Kellner, co-chair of the New York State Board of Elections, is quoted as saying something that the Election Integrity community has known for a long time. He said, “There's no way the vendor could be adequately reviewing the machines and having so many problems. What it tells us is that the vendor just throws this stuff over the transom and does not do any alpha- or beta-testing of their own before they apply for certification testing. Get the rest of the story here at the brad blog:

1 comment:

Greg Sebourn said...

I volunteered for the Registrar's Office to help with an election and saw first-hand how easily the electronic devices can be compromised. Remember, to swing an election you don't have to change the votes, just throw out a few machines (and invalidate all of the votes cast with it) in the opposition's demographic area.