D-Day for Electronic Voting Machines- UPDATE: They are IN!
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will decide today whether to ban new electronic voting machines for next February's presidential primary. No matter what she decides, it will make waves from Capitol Hill to county election offices.
And now we wait with 'bated breath'. Other states may follow suit if these unsecure machines are banned in California.
Our fate may be decided by the type of voting machines used in our elections, rather than our votes.
Bowen announced her decision Friday at 11:45 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, only 15 minutes before a state deadline.
The state recertified voting systems from Diebold Election Systems, Inc., Hart InterCivic Inc. and Sequoia Voting Systems Inc.
because the review revealed significant security flaws, the state
imposed new security measures on the vendors: reinstallation of all
firmware and software in machines; disabling access to unused ports on
the machines; hardening servers; prohibiting wireless connections
between voting machines and servers; and other measures.
The question is: Will these new security measures be enough?