Jeb wants to curb election supervisors

Article published Jun 12, 2006
Jun 12, 2006

State hears objections to proposal to curb supervisors authority on voting equipment

By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press Writer

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 rules change without legislative approval.

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