Friday, October 31, 2008

More Voting Problems in Texas?

So Wired's Threat Level reports today:

Add Bexar County to the growing list of Texas counties where voters say they are having trouble with touch-screen machines flipping their votes.

A computer security expert who works for the federal government said that his ES&S iVotronic paperless touch-screen machine in San Antonio flipped his vote from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to Republican presidential candidate John McCain and then from McCain to Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr.

Eventually the machine recorded the correct selection, but not after he fiddled with it for some time. Remember, be sure to check your ballot when you vote to make sure that all your selections are recorded. If you have any problems, talk to the election official at your polling place or click on this link to our earlier post on problems voting straight ticket for contact info for Tarrant County.

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