Thursday, 4 December 2003
Ohio finds flaws in e-voting systems
Earlier this week the State of Ohio joined Maryland and California in criticizing the electronic voting products currently on the market. Ohio's Secretary of State announced the findings of a comprehensive study of several electronic voting systems. (Summary of Findings & Recommendations [pdf], full report [pdf]) The result: 57 potential security risks.
Diebold Election Systems had five high potential risk areas, two medium and eight low potential risk areas. [Election Systems & Software] had one high potential risk area, three medium and 13 low potential risk areas. Hart InterCivic had four high potential risk areas, one medium and five low potential risk areas. Sequoia Election Systems had three high potential risk areas, five medium and seven low potential risk areas. [Hyperlinks added]Thanks go to Ed Felton (Freedom to Tinker) for the heads up.