Arkansas Officials Rushing to Get Voting Machines Ready for Primary

April 29, 2006 - Posted at 1:03 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ The Arkansas Secretary of State and a private

vendor say they're working to ensure that all counties will have

proper equipment in time for the May 23 primary election.

At least three counties are waiting for software for

touch-screen voting machines. In Pulaski County, officials say they

expect to receive the necessary software on Monday.

Without this software, election officials cannot test ballots to

make sure that a machine will tabulate the results correctly.

Sebastian and Garland counties also are waiting for software.

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