Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org
ES&S seems to have complied with the demand from the California SoS’s office that they provide their source code as part of the state’s “Top-to-Bottom Review” of all voting systems used in the state. I say “seems to” because ES&S delivered source code but would not let the state have the code that is sitting in escrow, per state law, for exactly the purpose of a review of their voting system. This is a growing story with a lot of unanswered questions. Also, is it not enough that we have given a few corporations too much involvement in our voting process (with more to come if S-1487 is signed into law)? Now Salt Lake Co. Utah is actually discussing allowing companies to advertise at the polls in exchange for providing a minimum of five uniform dressed “volunteers” as poll workers. I can see it now, a banner running across the DRE screen announcing, “Today’s election is brought to you by WalMart”...
Citizens at meeting also suggest paying more, consolidating polling places LINK
Salt Lake County asks businesses to sponsor a few good poll workers LINK
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