Voting Machine Examiners Meet Monday, Jan 30

The Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines will meet Monday morning (Jan 30) in Des Moines.

This will be the first meeting in Iowa since Diebold ballot counting equipment was hacked in a test in Florida reported this week (finally!) in the Washington Post. Similar equipment has been approved by this Iowa board and many Iowa counties have purchased it.

Tomorrow morning the Secretary of State’s office will announce the agenda and I will repeat it here. The meeting is at 10 a. m. in the conference room on the first floor of the Lucas Building. Lucas is south east of the Capitol. Here is a map of parking lots. Look for the green ones.

I have been told by a former member of the board that public input is very helpful to them. Can you attend?

Update: Here is the agenda:

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Date: Monday, January 30, 2006
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Office of the Secretary of State
First Floor, Lucas State Office Building
321 East Twelfth Street, Des Moines 50319

Agenda: Election of Board Chairperson for 2006

Examination and testing of Election Systems & Software (ES&S) AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal, v. 1.0; and AutoMARK Information Management System, v. 1.1.10 with Unity 2.5 M-100 precinct optical scan ballot scanner.

Discussion and action regarding application for approval for use of the above Election Systems & Software voting equipment.

New Business

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