Election Coverage
9:20 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Judge To Hear Electronic Voting Complaint Today

A federal judge is scheduled to hear a complaint today alleging electronic voting equipment used in some Ohio counties raises the possibility of ballots being altered after they are cast.

A federal lawsuit against Ohio's top elections official and the company called Election Systems and Software alleges software installed by the state could allow vote manipulation. The suit filed by a longtime Ohio
elections activist asks the judge to order Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted not to use ES&S hardware or software today and to break state contracts with ES&S for equipment to be used this year. Husted's office says the equipment allows faster transmission of results.