Voting Machine Malfunction

Poinsett County, Arkansas. November, 2006. ES&S iVotronic
Mayoral candidate's vote was lost

The candidate in Waldenburg, a town of 80, voted for himself but received no votes in the final tally.

Randy Wooten figured he'd get at least one vote in his bid for mayor of this town of 80 people even if it was just his own.

He didn't. Now he has to decide whether to file a formal protest.

Wooten got the news from his wife, Roxanne, who went to City Hall on Wednesday to see the election results.

"She saw my name with zero votes by it. She came home and asked me if I had voted for myself or not. I told her I did," said Wooten, owner of a local bar.

"I had at least eight or nine people who said they voted for me, so something is wrong with this picture," Wooten said.

* Candidate: Zero Vote Tally Off - by 1. Arkansas Mayoral Candidate Disputes Tally of Zero Votes, Says He Voted for Himself AP. November 11, 2006

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