Calif. Halts E-Vote Certification
By Kim Zetter
Nov. 03, 2003 PT
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SACRAMENTO, California -- Uncertified software may have been installed on electronic voting machines used in one California county, according to the secretary of state's office.
Marc Carrel, assistant secretary of state for policy and planning, told attendees Thursday at a panel on voting systems that California was halting the certification process for new voting machines manufactured by Diebold Election Systems.
The reason, Carrel said, was that his office had recently received "disconcerting information" that Diebold may have installed uncertified software on its touch-screen machines used in one county. ...
At the meeting, Carrel delayed indefinitely the certification of the new machines until the secretary of state's office can investigate the matter. ...