Source code firm Dominion sheds light on voting glitch
Posted by akosistella on May 8, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – A Canada-based software firm who leased the source code for the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for the May 10 Philippine polls has shed light on the glitch that caused the machines to incorrectly read the ballots.
Sean Dean, product manager of Dominion Voting Systems, said the company only found out about the voting machine glitch during the final testing and sealing of PCOS machines in several municipalities last Monday.
Dean said Dominion representatives received clearance from the Commission on Elections to investigate the program files, which allowed them to isolate the problem in the compact flash cards.
Dominion also handled 2009 NY congressional poll
MANILA, Philippines – A Canada-based software firm that leased the source code for the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines for the May 10 Philippine polls has been tapped for various electoral exercises in Canada and the United States, including the November 2009 special election for New York’s 23rd congressional district.
Dominion Voting Systems, a full-service provider of elections solutions based in Toronto, provided portable ImageCast voting machines during the 2009 New York congressional election after signing an agreement with the Colorado-based company Sequoia Voting Systems.
A pre-election test conducted by the New York State Board of Elections on the ImageCast machines later showed software problems in the machines, particularly for races that allow voters to vote for more than one candidate. It noted that the Dominion ImageCast machines “did not allow for enough memory in these contests and caused the scanners to freeze during operation.”
Via ABS-CBN News