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St. Louis County election officials consider new machines

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis County election officials may choose tomorrow (Wednesday) which company will provide the county with electronic voting machines.
The Board of Election Commissioners discussed the matter behind closed doors today (Tuesday).
There are the three companies vying for the nearly 10 million dollar contract.
They are Diebold Election Systems, Sequoia Voting Systems and Elections Systems and Software.
This week St. Louis city election commissioners picked Diebold to supply touch-screen and optical scan voting machines.
Critics say electronic voting machines are susceptible to tampering.
They point to a recent test in Florida. In that case computer experts were able to change the results of a fake election on a Diebold optical scan machine without leaving evidence.