Some Colorado voting machines decertified |

Some Colorado voting machines decertified

George Merritt
Associated Press
Vail, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado’s top election official decertified electronic voting machines used in some of the state’s largest counties on Monday, including Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson.

The devices are also used in Pueblo, Mesa and Elbert counties.

Secretary of State Mike Coffman cited security or accuracy problems in the decertified machines.

A number of electronic scanners used to count ballots were also decertified, including a type used by Boulder County.

The manufacturers have 30 days to appeal.

Coffman announced in March that he had adopted new rules for testing electronic voting machines after problems in the November election.

He said at the time that the four electronic voting systems used in all 64 Colorado counties would have to apply for recertification. The four systems are manufactured by Hart InterCivic, Premier Election Solutions ” formerly known as Diebold Election Systems ” Sequoia Voting Systems and Election Systems and Software.

Coffman had also put Denver, Pueblo, Douglas, Montrose and Routt counties on an election watch list for problems in the November 2006. Pueblo has since been removed from the list.

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