Statement by EAC Executive Director Tom Wilkey Reminds Officials to Review Workarounds for EAC-Certified Voting System
Posted on April 5, 2011
Recently, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) launched an investigation into Election Systems and Software’s (ES&S) Unity 188.8.131.52 voting system based upon issues discovered in the field and during testing. Election officials should continue to follow EAC’s recommended workarounds for Unity 184.108.40.206.
EAC’s recent certification of ES&S’s Unity 220.127.116.11 voting system does not fix the anomalies identified for Unity 18.104.22.168. These are two different voting systems. All of the anomalies identified during testing are still present in the 22.214.171.124 system. In fact, the updated software that could cure Unity 126.96.36.199 has not been submitted to the EAC for testing on the Unity 188.8.131.52 system. EAC eagerly awaits the submission of this information by ES&S so it can be tested, certified, and installed in the field to make sure that it will address and solve the issues experienced by Unity 184.108.40.206.
In addition, EAC certified Unity 220.127.116.11 Rev. 1 on October 8, 2010. This version of Unity 18.104.22.168 fixes the ballot skew issue identified in the Notice of Formal Investigation. Unity 22.214.171.124 Rev. 1 does not fix any of the other identified issues for Unity 126.96.36.199.
For more information about the investigation and the workarounds, please review the following information available at EAC.gov:
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