Voting Tech Creates Growing Concern for Local Officials

Some voters in Johnson County, Ind., found themselves waiting for hours to cast their ballots in last year’s midterm elections, but not because of a massive surge in turnout or malfunctioning voting machines.

What struggled to work were the electronic poll books used to check a voter’s registration, triggering long lines at polling stations.

A state investigation determined that the vendor for the e-poll books, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), was responsible for the technical issue, and the Johnson County election board ultimately voted to terminate the contract.

Read more at The Hill

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