By John Gideon on 7/22/2007, 8:00pm PT  

Guest Blogged by John Gideon of

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has just released the results of testing done by their Center for Information Age Technology on voter verified paper audit trail printers provided by Sequoia and Avante International. The printers from Sequoia were for their Advantage and Edge voting systems.

According to the results, the printers accounted for 33 flaws. All three printers ran out of paper too fast, lacked concealed printer cables, and had problems alerting poll workers to malfunctions. It is important to state again that these printers were provided by the vendors so there is no reason to expect that these were not the best of the printers the vendors could find.

Anecdotal reports from users of the vvpat ["voter-verified paper audit trail"] printers of the other vendors show that there is no difference between the failures of the Sequoia or Avante as compared to Diebold or ES&S. These printers are the same printers that will be required by federal law with the passage of any legislation that allows the continued use of Direct Recording Electronic voting machines.

Links to the many other notable voting news stories this weekend, all follow below...

  • NAtional: Accessibility Isn’t Only Hurdle in Voting System Overhaul LINK
  • NAtional: Congress puts off fixing touch-screen voting LINK
  • NAtional: Holt Bill Death Watch: Jim Dickson Bullies His Way Through Congress Again LINK
  • NAtional: Improving the ballot LINK
  • NAtional: Can Oregon's Alternate Form Ballot Solve the Holt Dilemma? LINK
  • NAtional: There is more than enough time to fix US democracy - open letter to Sen. Feinstein LINK
  • CA: State puts E-voting under microscope
    Elections: Worries of tampering prompt California to conduct rigorous testing. LINK
  • CA: Riverside County - Supes drag feet on vote machines LINK
  • NJ: Study: 2008 election paper trail unreliable
    Electronic voting records can fail, NJIT says LINK
  • NJ: NJIT finds problems with paper trail for N.J. voting machines LINK
  • OH: Franklin County - Return to paper ballots has hefty price
    Provisional-voting rule to cost county $1 million LINK
  • PA: Bucks County - Judge OKs election results LINK
  • TX: Fort Bend County – Opinion - Politics, Legal Problems May Have Combined To Sink Precinct Consolidation Plan LINK
  • WA: Pierce County - Officials examine possible voter fraud LINK
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