Our City Online

Civics / Politics

Ohio says no to voting machine ‘sleepovers’

 mightymighty
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

 

Ohio.com wrote Ohio says no to voting machine ‘sleepovers’ 

By STEPHEN MAJORS

Published on Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

Poll workers will not be allowed to take voting machines home for safekeeping in the days before the November presidential election because the practice known as “sleepovers” is an unacceptable security risk, Ohio’s elections chief said Tuesday.

Taking machines home makes it nearly impossible to keep track of what happens to a machine or memory card once it goes into the custody of a poll worker, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said.

The changes are meant to address actual security concerns _ including the fear that machines could be tampered with _ but to also address national perceptions of Ohio’s election system, which has come under fire in recent years, Brunner said.

READ MORE

… and who thought this was ever a good idea?

Related Story:

Diebold Admits Ohio Machines May Lose Votes

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags:

politics categories

KEEP LOCAL JOURNALISM HEALTHY.

Local journalism is more important than ever. Please take a moment to read a bit about our mission and consider financially supporting our cause.

CLICK HERE