Wednesday, May 19, 2004

A view from Texas about California and Hart Intercivic

The E-Vote Backlash Grows

By Lee Nichols, the Austin Chronicle, May 14, 2004


Despite having a major contract with Orange Co., Hart InterCivic (whose eSlate system is also used here in Travis Co.) does not expect much immediate impact to its business from Shelley's decision. Hart spokeswoman Michelle Shafer told us that its sale to Orange Co. is already final, so now its responsibility is just to "work with them to provide whatever assistance we can so their voters can vote. We're working through the different scenarios" to meet the 23 security conditions. She said Hart will not be providing the voter-verifiable option to Orange Co.

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