Voting Machine Mess-up

Honolulu, Hawaii. September, 2004. Hart Intercivic.
Electronic voting machine presents invalid selections.

New eSlate electronic voting machines allowed voters to choose a Green Party ballot, even though there were no Green Party candidates. 22 voters were disenfranchised by the error.

State elections officials said the computerized voting machines provided by Hart Intercivic allowed voters to "click on" a political party, even though there weren't any candidates running from that party on their island.

So a couple of dozen Green Party ballots were recorded, even though there were no candidates.

"We brought that up to the vendor already. They will change that for the next election," [elections spokesman Rex] Quidilla said.

* Primary Election Runs Into Problems. HITV 4. The Hawaii Channel. September 24, 2004.

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