Electronic Voting Led to Errors, Report Says
Malfunctioning machines and late poll openings among complaints.
By Rosanna Ruiz
The Houston Chronicle
Wednesday 03 January 2007
Electronic voting machines meant to streamline the Election Day process have resulted in late poll openings, data-retrieval errors and widespread machine failures, according to a new report about last year's midterm election.
The report, from three advocacy groups that have been critical of electronic voting, focuses on 1,022 complaints regarding electronic voting equipment from 314 counties in 36 states.
"The evidence presented indicates that electronic voting in its current form is systematically flawed and will require significant corrective measures to remedy the problems that have been exposed," concludes the 23-page report issued by Voter Action, VotersUnite.Org and VoteTrustUSA.