AUDIT OF MARCH 7TH ELECTION IN PINELLAS-Andrew Stelzer04/12/06
In the march 7th elections in Largo, Pinellas Park, and Safety Harbor, several sequoia vote-counting machines malfunctioned for approximately 2 hours, and election tabulation stopped until the company could email a technician some code to help fix the problem. 3 days later the elections results were certified.
Now, in an unprecedented move an audit, is being conducted on the March 7th election to verify the means and the method of the vote tally, to ensure that it was accurate. Its the first ever audit of an election which has was tabulated on Sequoia voting machines.
Pinellas supervisor of elections Deborah Clark, along with several state and local elections officials, have spent the last 2 days conducting the audit, they are being observed by several concerned citizens and local voting rights activists.
Pam Haengel is the executive director of the voting integrity alliance of Tampa bay, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been observing the election audit at the supervisors of elections office in Pinellas County.
PINELLAS VOTING AUDIT
That was Pam Haengel, the executive director of the voting integrity alliance of Tampa bay. The Pinellas county supervisor of elections office did not return calls for comment.