Glitch Fixed In Yolo Voting Machines

Share |
(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The head of Yolo County’s election office – Freddie Oakley – says employees are working hard to deploy the new machines in time for Election Day. 

"We have a tsunami of extra work to do." 

The machines are designed to help vision impaired voters. But Oakley says when they first arrived the audio instructions were in Vietnamese. 

"We were in touch with the company that made the machines and they quickly told us how to operate the machines so as to get our ballot in English instead of Vietnamese." 

Oakley says they’ve also hired 120 extra people to get the machines out to the polls on Election Day morning and to provide instructional support to poll workers.