Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 08/11/04)

November 2002. Broward County, Florida. ES&S.
Tabulation software loses 22% of the votes.

A software error caused 103,222 votes cast on ES&S iVotronic paperless voting machines not to be counted in the initial tally.

The Broward County Election Department said the software error was discovered between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday, revising voter turnout from 35 percent to 45 percent once the votes were counted.

... David Host, a spokesman for the Florida secretary of state, had called the elections "an unqualified success."

* Election glitch missed 103,000 votes in Florida county; Ballots caught, counted early next day CNN; November 8, 2002

See: ES&S in the News

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electronic voting is not reliable, accurate, or secure.
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