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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 08:07 AM
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98. Wisconsin awarding Voter List Contract to Accenture....UGH!!!
October 23, 2004
Wisconsin officials are currently in negotiations with Accenture to create the state's first list of registered voters.

This project is estimated to cost more than $20,000,000 in its first phase alone. Accenture, the powerful information management company created computer software that allowed Florida officials to keep track of 9 million voters. (HUH?)

Accenture created this new computer software because of the consequences of the 2000 Presidential Election. Accenture will work with state and local clerks to create a system of registering and keeping track of 4 million residents who can legally vote. The list of registered voters has requirements that need to be adhered to to make it a success.

1)the list has to link to information on driver's licenses, death certificates, and other similar instruments. In addition, the list has the daunting task of keeping track of voters from Milwaukee.

Hopefully, the list will fix potential fraud problems that leaders from both political parties fear will happen in the future. The system will catch voters who are registered twice, convicted felons who are not permitted to vote, and voters with two different addresses. Other companies that were in the running for this government contract, Covansys and EDS, are not expected to protest Wisconsin awarding the contract to Accenture.

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