Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 08/18/04)

Orange County, California. March, 2004. Hart Intercivic.
Nine eSlate machines break down in one precinct.

Daisy-chained machines shut down when one broke down. Hundreds of voters were turned away from the polls because of problems with the paperless electronic voting systems. They were turned away from a Huntington Beach, Calif., polling place because the electronic machines were down.*

A malfunction with one machine caused all nine machines to go down for about an hour, according to NBC4.

* Voters Decide Record Bond Issue; Edwards Quits. NBC4TV; March 2, 2004

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... the system we have for testing and certifying
voting equipment in this country
is not only broken, but is virtually nonexistent.
~ Michael Shamos
to the U.S. House Science subcommittee
on June 24, 2004