Nice try, but No Secret Testing of Voting Machines, please! October 21, 2008
VotePA STATEMENT ON ALLEGHENY COUNTY SOFTWARE VERIFICATION TESTING
Yesterday afternoon, Allegheny County announced that it had tested and verified the firmware on a random sample of eighteen of its ES&S iVotronic voting machines. The tests were said to be conducted at the County's elections warehouse on Saturday and Monday under the supervision of County Election officials following protocols developed in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of State. The County said the actual testing was done by SysTest Labs, which is the private consulting firm that performed the original testing of the iVotronic to the 2002 "federal" standards, allowing its current certification in Pennsylvania and other states....
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