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Hawaii's Voting Systems Contract In Limbo PDF  | Print |  Email
Hawaii
By Warren Stewart, Verified Voting Foundation   
May 19, 2008
The status of Hawaii’s voting equipment remains in limbo after the state procuement office last week denied a request by Hawaii’s election director Kevin Cronin for an exemption that would have allowed him to proceed with a temporary voting system contract.

The dispute began when the state awarded a $43.4 million contract to Hart Intercivic to provide voting machines through the 2016 elections, with an option for the 2018 elections. Election Systems & Software (ES&S) had submitted an $18.1 million bid for the contract and had challenged the state’s decision.

The vendor’s initial appeal and request that the contract with Hart be rescinded to the state election board was rejected in March. At issue was the weight given to various factors in evaluating the two bids, which assigned the system's price as worth only 15 percent of the total proposed evaluation score.

In their complaint, ES&S contended that "Because the assigned price was so low, Hart was not disadvantaged in the scoring by its extraordinarily high price." At the time Cronin observed that protests about the weighting formula should have been made before bidding.

"ES&S did not in any manner at any time question, challenge, contest, or in any way express any concern about the ... cost price analysis or the relative weighting of pricing," Cronin wrote in his March decision.
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A Report on the Hawaii VVPB/Audit Bill PDF  | Print |  Email
Hawaii
By Bart Dame for Safe Vote Hawaii   
September 21, 2005
In May 2005, the Hawaii State Legislature passed, and on July 6th the Governor signed into law, a bill requiring that any machine used for casting votes in elections in Hawaii produce a VVPAT.

For the final text of the bill (HB1740, SD2), go here:
To view the legislative history, go here:

The heart of the bill is in this section:

"No electronic voting system shall be used in any election unless it generates a paper ballot that may be inspected and corrected by the voter before the vote is cast, and unless every paper ballot is retained as the definitive record of the vote cast.

(b) The chief election officer may rely on electronic tallies created directly by electronic voting systems, in lieu of counting the paper ballots by hand or with a mechanical tabulation system if:

(1) The electronic voting system is subject to inspection, audit, and experimental testing, by qualified observers, before and after the election, pursuant to administrative rules adopted by the chief election officer under chapter 91;

(2) No upgrades, patches, fixes, or alterations shall be applied to the system through thirty days after the election;

(3) The chief election officer conducts a post-election, pre-certification audit of a random sample of not less than ten per cent of the precincts employing the electronic voting system, to verify that the electronic tallies generated by the system in those precincts equal hand tallies of the paper ballots generated by the system in those precincts; and

(4) If discrepancies appear in the pre-certification audits in paragraph (3), the chief election officer, pursuant to administrative rules, shall immediately conduct an expanded audit to determine the extent of misreporting in the system."
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