This is why the i18n is so important...

During the demonstration of the Sequoia machine last week, the machine worked fine when the company tested votes using an English-language ballot. But when the testers switched to a Spanish-language ballot, the paper trail showed no votes cast for two propositions.

Wrong Time for an E-Vote Glitch

This happened at the demo for the state Senate staffers in California. It seems that the company has not designed/developed/tested languages other than English, and the i18n glitch was revealed at a very bad moment.

BTW, I believe in E-Voting, but I guess it is still in a premature state.

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Posted by M. Mortazavi's Weblog on September 08, 2004 at 08:00 AM PDT #

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