State investigators checking West Virginia touch-screen machines
October 27 2008
Fraud investigators are checking electronic voting machines in six West Virginia counties to make sure voters' selections are being recorded accurately. The state plans to send investigators from its fraud unit to every county using the touch-screen machines. Some early voters have complained that the machines were switching their votes. But Secretary of State Betty Ireland stressed that everyone who has made such a complaint was able to cast a vote for their intended candidate.
Findings will be available to the public
Thirty-five of West Virginia's 55 counties use the touch-screen machines. In 15 of those 35 counties voters can choose either a touch-screen or a paper ballot. After the machines are examined a report will be compiled and submitted to the secretary of state and the State Election Commission. The report will be available to the public