Company Acknowledges Ohio Voting Machine Error

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The maker of the most widely used
touch-screen voting machine in Ohio has acknowledged the machines
have a programming error that led to votes being dropped in the
March primary.
Premier Election Solutions Inc. notified Ohio Secretary of State
Jennifer Brunner (BROO'-nur) in a letter this week.
The company said the programming error led to votes being
dropped in at least 11 of the 44 counties that used the company's
machines in the March election. The company previously argued that
the problems were caused by antivirus software complications.
The number of votes involved was not immediately available.
The same machines will be used in the November election. Brunner
spokesman Kevin Kidder says the state will monitor and prepare for
any glitches.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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