Rockville MD e-vote glitch

mheyman at mheyman at
Thu Nov 8 05:40:51 EST 2007

Not really crypto, but from

  election judges throughout the city noticed voters whose street
  addresses start with the number 5 were being denied their voter
  cards because the database wrongly counted them as absentee
  voters...Those whose street numbers start with the number 5
  were designated absentee ballot applicants as part of a state
  test program that should not have been forwarded for Election
  Day use.

Luckily it was an off-year election so:

   only about 10 people were either sent to City Hall to clear up
   the matter or walked away from the polls without casting a ballot

My house number starts with "3" :-)

-Michael Heyman

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