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|March 23, 2012|
VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION
|PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections
(561) 656-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology fails and that is why we have safeguards and procedures in place that provide assurances that every vote is counted accurately. Current law does not allow us to conduct an audit until after we have announced the results and certified the election. We will be working with the state to ask for the necessary law changes that will address this issue.
We were not made aware of the software shortcoming in WIN EDS3.1. The Division of Elections is currently in the process of testing and certifying an updated version of this software. We had already contracted with Dominion Voting to purchase this upgrade once it has been certified by the state.
Most importantly, Dominion Voting has had an opportunity to review the entire election file and they have issued the following statement:
"The incorrect reporting of vote totals which occurred in the Wellington Election was caused by a mismatch between the software which generates the paper ballots and the central tally system. This synchronization difficulty is a shortcoming of the version of software currently being used in Palm Beach County and that shortcoming has been addressed in a subsequent version of the software. These enhancements help to prevent such an anomaly from occurring in the future. Dominion is in the process of providing this newer version to Palm Beach County."
WALDEEP SINGH I VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER RELATIONS
130 Doolittle Drive, Suite 9, SAN LEANDRO, CA 94577
1.866.654.8683 I DOMINIONVOTING.COM