KTVU Television, April 5, 2004
(Berkeley Mayor Tom) Bates questioned the county's usage of Diebold Election Systems equipment and called the vote-casting problems "serious."
"Every person needs to be absolutely certain that their vote will count," Bates said in a released statement.
"That is why I am requesting that Alameda County conduct a full investigation of the problems we have seen and issue a public report detailing the findings and remedies prior to the November election," he said.
Bates' request for an investigation has been made in writing to the county Registrar of Voters Brad Clark.
The Berkeley City Council will discuss the matter at its meeting on April 20.