Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 08/13/04)

Hillsborough County, Florida. March, 2003. Sequoia.
Vote data transmission failed ... again.

A malfunction similar to the one that occurred in the April 2003 election disrupted the electronic transmission of vote data.

Vote data could not be transferred from data cartridges to the central tabulating computers. Precinct totals were faxed over and entered by hand.

The only glitch occurred when two of the 678 cartridges containing voting results registered as non-formatted when they were downloaded at the elections service center. Those results were faxed from the downtown library and put into the database by hand.

* Elections Chief Sees Nearly Flawless Vote. St. Petersburg Times. March 5, 2003. By Kathryn Wexler, Staff Writer.

See: Sequoia in the News

News stories make it rapidly apparent that
electronic voting is not reliable, accurate, or secure.
Any one who claims otherwise is either ignorant or deceptive.
~ Joseph Holder