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Voting Machine Vendor to Offer Credit to Counties for Ballot Problems

AUGUST 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:40 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A spokeswoman for Election Systems and Software says their company will credit Arkansas roughly $388,000 for programming costs after a problem-plagued May 23 primary.

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels told election administrators in a letter yesterday that Election Systems and Software agreed to credit each county the cost of ballot programming, layout, and printing for the primary election.

Daniels says the decision is a step in the right direction.

A bipartisan committee of state and local election officials accepted a report last month on how ES&S performed under a $15.9 million contract with the state.  Daniels offered the review following a problem-plagued primary riddled with delays that stretched out vote-counting for days.

ES&S Spokeswoman Jill Friedman-Wilson says the credit will cost roughly $388,000.  The company also agreed to provide additional training and project management at a cost of an additional $380,000.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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