Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Allegheny County Board of Elections met today to discuss the upcoming primary election. Some speakers like Forest Hills Councilman Marty O' Malley questioned the integrity of the county's voting machines. The county purchased the machines from a company called Electronic Systems and Software, or ES&S. O'Malley says ES&S released a statement claiming the voting machines were susceptible to hacking. ES&S can modify the machines to correct the problem but with only two weeks left before the primary, there would not be enough time to re-certify the voting machines after modification. Board members said that they want to hear from ES&S on this issue and want any problems to be fixed by the November election.