Election Systems and Software (ES&S)

Elections Industry: Voting system technical material, manuals, troubleshooting

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[Last updated: 02/15/14] Are you wondering how electronic voting systems fit together? What an error message means when you see it on a voting machine? How voter lists work? How vulnerable the system used in your location is? Black Box Voting has been collecting hard-to-obtain details for 10 years. If you have obtained information, you may contribute it either anonymously…

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2013-06-24 (WY) Reporter arrested for voting as felon after reporting voting machine inaccuracies

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A news director for Bighorn Radio Network, who reported on some troubling programming problems with local voting machines during the 2012 general election, was arrested a few months later on charges that he had voted as a felon; He had been convicted for burglary in 1993 in another state and had served out a suspended sentence and probation. Twenty years…

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2006-11-08 (WY) – Ballot problems: Folded ballots and voting machines

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The problem identified below shows up in other Wyoming locations, and also can affect absentee votes in any other location if jurisdictions send folded ballots. The Natrona County clerk’s office says the folded absentee ballots may delay the count, but won’t affect the count. That is not necessarily true. Folded absentee ballots have been found in other states to produce…

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11/04/2006: Texas: Williamson County – ES&S voting machines miscount

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11/04/2006: During a public test, electronic voting machines made by Election Systems & Software (ES&S) miscounted, for the second time, in the same way, in the same place, in the same election. Though the software had been certified and is not supposed to be changed after it is certified, ES&S dealt with the miscount by replacing the program with new…

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