Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Diebold bans execs' political gifts
Meanwhile, the Ohio secretary of state's office learned Monday that only four counties will use electronic voting machines in the November election. All will use Diebold equipment, provided a series of security requirements are met.
Thirty-one counties were eligible to use touch-screen machines this year, but most backed out after the state Controlling Board released $38 million to buy them. Those counties included Medina and Portage.
Uncertainty is the main reason so many boards of elections decided to wait, said Carlo LoParo of the secretary of state's office. County officials are worried about a new law requiring a paper record of every vote and they're worried about upgrading any machines they buy this year.