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Is it possible for poll workers to tamper with voting machine results during the early voting stage?

Sherry Jones
StarNews

It is not possible for poll workers to tamper with the voting machine results during early voting, according to Bonnie Williams, director of the New Hanover County Board of Elections.

A computerized system stores the votes as they are cast and poll workers do not have access to those votes, she said. The votes are stored on a cartridge, which is used to lock the machine overnight and is kept at the board of elections overnight.

There’s also a paper record of the votes. When the paper roll is “full,” a precinct official secures it and puts it in a tamper-resistant bag. The bag is under the custody of the chief judge at the precinct during the day, but there’s no way for the person to change any of the results, Williams said. The bag is returned to the board of elections at the end of each day, she said.

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One Response to “ Is it possible for poll workers to tamper with voting machine results during the early voting stage?”

  1. On October 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm Adam wrote:

    According to Hacking Democracy, a great free Documentary, anyone with access to the electronic voting card, can alter the votes. The movie clearly shows this.



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