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.