Ohio says no to voting machine ‘sleepovers’
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.
… and who thought this was ever a good idea?