Venezuela Goes With Untested E-Voting Machines

from the that-doesn't-seem-so-smart... dept

If you thought there were problems with the US using electronic voting touch screen machines, take a look down in Venezuela, where they're getting ready for an election where they will use new e-voting machines that haven't been tested yet. The machines, from a small Florida-based company do have a printed receipt, which is better than most US machines. However, the software for the machines has not been tested or certified yet, though the government claims they'll get around to it before the elections. Of course, this is the same government that had to postpone the entire election four years ago, after it was determined just days before the election that the electronic voting machines they were to use then weren't ready.

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    Sofa King Stoned, 12 Jul 2004 @ 8:38am

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    Candidate A in this case is Ceasar "Castro wannabe" Chavez, who would be happy either with 99% of the vote or an indefinite postponement of the elections (which would give him time to pack the Vzla Supreme Court and appoint new members of the National Electoral Council - which would be in charge of certifying any electronic voting machines).
    OTOH, they have imported advisors from Brazil, which has successfully used electronic voting - without major problems.

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