Mesa County Clerk & Recorder Wants Voting Equipment Retested

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

Still no solution when it comes to problems facing Mesa County’s voting equipment.

On Wednesday, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Janice Rich went before the State's Certification Board along with ES&S, the company that makes the county's voting equipment. There they received a more than 100 page report citing problems found with the voting equipment.

Out of four vendors, ES&S received the lowest score. The state’s office says out of hundreds of technology tests done by computer specialists the equipment only passed 50.93% of the tests.

Rich says the equipment needs to be re-tested by certified elections officials and if it was the county would pass. Secretary of State Mike Coffman has not decided on whether he will allow a re–testing, but his office says they are reaching out to Mesa County and want to help fix the problems.

On Friday Rich will testify before the Joint Budget Committee on what kind of fiscal impact the decertification of the voting equipment will have. Then she'll head back to Grand Junction to meet with the County Commissioners.

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