11 March 2006

Batteries trouble voting system
Memory cards fail during Summit testing
ahead of May elections

Ohio.com - Mar. 11, 2006

Dead batteries -- that's what Election Systems & Software officials are saying is to blame for the failure of dozens of computer memory cards in Summit County's new optical scan voting system.

[...] Testing of the county's new voting system began Monday, when the memory cards failed to work as often as 30 percent of the time.

Bogard said there is a large battery and a smaller backup battery in each card. She said Vikant has agreed to replace the cards free of charge for ES&S and its customers.

However, Bogard said ES&S was still trying to determine how many of the cards may have been distributed to customers of the Nebraska voting machine maker.


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