On Monday, November 21 the Secretary of State will hold a public hearing on certification of Diebold's TSx electronic voting machine with a voter-verified paper audit trail printer attachment. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. at the Secretary of State's office in downtown Sacramento. The hearing agenda, staff and consultant reports, and California testing reports are available on the Secretary of State's Voting Systems homepage.
Many California counties are Diebold customers and are eagerly awaiting certification of the TSx so they can use these machines in the June 2006 primary election. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson rejected Diebold's initial application for certification back in July due to problems in state testing. See my July 2005 blog entries for details on the initial application and rejection.