Texas county scrambles to replace e-voting machines destroyed in fire

Harris County officials hope to have at least 3,100 machines by election day

By , Computerworld |  Government, e-voting

Every piece of equipment, whether it is new or on loan will have to go through an acceptance testing process to ensure that it is functioning properly and that all votes cast will be counted as intended, DeLeon said. As a precaution, Harris County will also make available about 1.4 million paper ballots on Election Day.

"We are doing the best we can. I think we'll be okay," DeLeon said.

Jaikumar Vijayan covers data security and privacy issues, financial services security and e-voting for Computerworld. Follow Jaikumar on Twitter at @jaivijayan or subscribe to Jaikumar's RSS feed . His e-mail address is jvijayan@computerworld.com .

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