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Election Day Problems Reported Statewide on NY's New Dominion/Sequoia E-Voting System
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Election Day Problems Reported Statewide on NY's New Dominion/Sequoia E-Voting System




By Brad Friedman
14th September 2010

Problems with New York's new electronic voting system are being reported across the state today, according to the New York Times <1>. Today's primary elections mark the first statewide use of the new, paper-based optical-scan systems which have been been the cause of much controversy among election officials and Election Integrity advocates over the last several months and years in the Empire State.

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Some state election officials and Election Integrity advocates alike had long-warned against the implementation of these new systems, going so far as to take the issue to court and to testify to the inability of certifying the accuracy of elections run on the new machines.

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The irony is these are the machines that were supposed to resolve the problems in 2000, Mr. de Blasio said.

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The poll worker told Mr. Rojas not to worry; every ballot was generating the system error.

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One election official, Columbia County's Virginia Martin reportedly <9> stunned a State Assembly panel last year when she testified that she'd not be able to certify the accuracy of her county's elections unless paper ballots were 100% hand-counted.

"The mandated transition to electronic voting and vote-counting will likely prevent me as commissioner from doing my job, which is to certify to the accuracy of election numbers," Martin told the state's Standing Committee on Election Law last October in New York City.

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