Wednesday, January 23, 2002

PC voting software passes test

PC voting software passes test

BY William Matthews
Jan. 23, 2002

"A leading technology testing lab says a software system that permits voting on ordinary desktop computers meets Federal Election Commission standards, a critical step for technology to be deemed usable for public elections.

The finding by Wyle Laboratories Inc. comes as many states and localities seek new technology to replace decades-old voting machines, including controversial punch-card systems. But it is uncertain whether the software package, called VoteHere Platinum Election System, will win approval from many states and localities in time for this fall's congressional, state and local elections."