Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 09/09/04 - 09/10/04)

Palm Beach County, Florida. March 2002. Sequoia.
Touch screens froze up, registered incorrect vote.

AVC Edge paperless voting machines malfunctioned.*

Touch screen machines sometimes froze up when voters selected which language to use. Phil Foster from Sequoia Voting Systems said that was a software programming error. Elections Supervisor Theresa LePore also said she heard that some people touched one candidate’s circle on the screen, only to see an X appear by another candidate’s name.

* Human goofs, not machines, drag vote tally into next day. The Palm Beach Post, 14 March 2002.

See: Sequoia in the News

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