From Steve Freeman:
The state of Florida is trying to effect legislation that would
require elections officers to get approval before testing voting equipment.
Elections chiefs don’t like rules
They oppose a plan to require the state’s approval to test voting equipment.
June 13, 2006
TALLAHASSEE — Florida elections supervisors opposed a state proposal Monday
that would require them to get approval before testing voting equipment.
The issue, in part, resulted from a secret test several months ago when
elections-office workers hacked into a Diebold optical-scan voting system in
Leon County to show that it could be made to produce false results.
“The action by the Division of Elections to limit how I can do these tests,
I find an imposition on my statutory authority,” said Ion Sancho, the Leon
County supervisor who questioned the secretary of state’s standing to make a
rule change without legislative approval.