Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Have a problem at the polls on Nov. 6? We want to hear about it. This year, the Detroit Free Press is part of the Electionland project, a collaboration of newsrooms around the country tracking voting problems on Election Day. With your help, we’ll report out Michiganders’ experiences with long lines, misinformation, voter ID issues, cybersecurity issues and anything other problems that make voting difficult. For example, during the August primary election, ballot shortages were reported in several parts of Oakland County due to an unexpected large turnout at the polls. It's against the law to deny a registered voter the right to vote as long as they're in line by 8 p.m., when polls close, and clerks eventually provided more ballots in the necessary precincts. We want to hear about these problems. More: Michigan election results could be hacked, experts say How to report voting problems in … [Read more...] about Michigan Election 2018: How to report voting problems
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Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 10:29 AM EDT Oct 9, 2018 LANSING — With the Nov. 6 election just 30 days away, Michigan officials tout the fact that the state's election machines are not connected to the Internet — eliminating a major hacking risk. But does that fact alone make Michigan's election machines impervious to hacking? Many researchers and election integrity activists say no. They say Michigan could be vulnerable as one of at least four states — along with Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin — that use cellular modems to transmit unofficial election results. In an Oct. 2 letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 30 academics, security experts and election integrity activists — including a computer science professor at the University of Michigan — expressed "grave concerns" about the devices, and asked the federal government to warn states and local agencies against their … [Read more...] about Experts: Modem use makes Michigan elections vulnerable
Joe Guillen Detroit Free Press Published 10:34 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Wayne County's election night problems in displaying results online had nothing to do with the election's accuracy, a voting equipment executive told Wayne County election officials Monday. ElectionSource President Jeff DeLongchamp insisted that his company's website — which showed random fluctuations in results of races in Wayne County the night of the primary — had no connection to the voting process. He referred to it as a "display website" and likened it to media websites that display election results. "Our website has no ability to change or count results at all," DeLongchamp said during a meeting of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. The county's primary election results were posted on a website hosted by ElectionSource, a Grand Rapids-based election supply company that works with Wayne County as a subcontractor to Dominion Voting Systems Equipment. ElectionSource … [Read more...] about Election vendor: Wayne County problems had nothing to do with accuracy
Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 7:00 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 The president of the software company used by the Wayne County Clerk's Office to report results in the Aug. 7 primary election said on Monday the glitch that caused a delay in website results was caused by a server issue, an error in coding and massive voter turnout that taxed the system. Jeff Delongchamp, president of ElectionSource, spoke to the Wayne County Board of Canvassers on Monday, addressing questions about why website results were not posted in a timely or accurate manner on primary night. "This is a display website...with no ability to count official results at all," Delongchamp said. "This was an error in our math with the high record of voting. It taxed our site beyond its ability," he said. Delongchamp said the Wayne County Clerk's Office did not play any role in the glitch and the problem was all due to ElectionSource. "This was 10 times over any previous election we had … [Read more...] about Election results firm explains glitches to Wayne Co.
Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 3:19 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 The top two officials at a software company used by the Wayne County Clerk's Office to report results in the Aug. 7 primary election are expected to appear at Monday's Board of Canvassers meeting to explain the glitch that caused a delay in website results. Jeff Delongchamp, president of ElectionSource, the company that handles election results reporting, said he and Steve Delongchamp, company vice president, will attend the meeting at 2 p.m. in Detroit. "Both Steve and I will be there and look forward to explaining to the board what happened to the web site displaying the un-official results on the eve of the August 7th Primary election," Jeff Delongchamp said in an email to Wayne County officials. On Thursday, Wayne County commissioner Jewel Ware called for an investigation into the system, saying said glitches with the website were "extremely … [Read more...] about Election results firm to explain glitches to Wayne Co.