Voting Machine Mess-up Du Jour (Displayed 10/03/04)

Fulton County, Arkansas. May, 2004. ES&S.
Optical scan chip malfunctioned, reason unknown.

The chip programmed by ES&S for the county's optical scanner didn't work. ES&S claimed that the printer didn't send them all 16 ballots needed for the programming. The printer said he did send the entire set of ballots, and his records showed that the weight of the package mailed to ES&S was the weight of 16 ballots.*

Riverside Graphics printer Michael Eaton insisted his company sent ESS [sic] a full set of ballots. “We printed the ballots for Independence County where there are three times as many people and we didn’t have any problems. We’ve had this problem with ESS before,” said Eaton.

... He said Riverside Graphics checked its postage records, and the weight of the package sent to ESS was consistent with a package containing 16 ballots.

* No explanation for ballot machine malfunction. South Missourian; May 27, 2004; by George Jared, Staff Writer. Archive

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