November 17, 2006
Hoping to Avoid Election-Day Glitches, One County Calls in the Computer Scientists
Graduate students learn first hand about electronic voting
Officials in Yolo County expected trouble this Election Day, the first one in which they used electronic voting machines. So they called for reinforcements.
At 5:30 in the morning, Elliot Proebstel, a computer-science graduate student at the University of California at Davis, met in the parking lot of the county administration building with scores of other students. He grabbed three electronic voting machines, which were