Major E-voting Problems Cancel Israeli Primary

voting-box-1.jpg

It is being reported that the Israeli Labor Party canceled its primary election today after the computer system used for voting (supplied by the Taldor Group) crashed. The primary will now be held next Wednesday but this time using paper ballots.

Voters had problems throughout the day. Some had to wait for several hours to vote, while others simply walked out of the voting booths when the system wouldn't work properly when they tried to vote. At least one candidate wasn't recognized by the system.

According to the report, "A Labor Party spokesman accused Taldor of 'mini fraud.' He said, 'We were promised that everything would go faster.' "

"Taldor said in response that it regretted the computer crash, and that it would do whatever necessary to assist in next week's primaries.' "

Maybe Taldor can help count the paper ballots next week.

Related Stories

Risk Factor

IEEE Spectrum's risk analysis blog, featuring daily news, updates and analysis on computing and IT projects, software and systems failures, successes and innovations, security threats, and more.

Contributor
Willie D. Jones
 

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up for the ComputerWise newsletter and get biweekly news and analysis on software, systems, and IT delivered directly to your inbox.

Advertisement
Advertisement