Friday, October 24, 2008

Audit supports integrity of county voting machines

Somehow this does not seem all that reassuring. Doesn't an election seem too important not to provide paper verification of the actual votes cast, as every scientific and computing organization has recommended?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Allegheny County officials said a random-sample audit showed that the software loaded in 18 touch-screen voting machines is what the state certified when it approved the instruments.


The audit, which is expected to cost about $15,000 when the contract is settled, essentially decommissioned the 18 machines that were used for the test, said Mr. Flynn. The county's contract with ES&S stipulates once the seal on a machine has been broken, it cannot be used again until it is recertified.

"This is the first time that any county in Pennsylvania has verified the software on these machines to the extent that we have," Mr. Flynn said.

No comments: