Butler County’s ongoing lawsuit over its Diebold voting machines is the topic of today’s special meeting of the Butler County Board of Elections. The county is seeking $5 million in damages, which is what it paid for the electronic voting machines, following a glitch in the system during the March 2008 primary election when more than 200 votes initially went uncounted.
The board will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the elections office, 1802 Princeton Road, then move into executive session to discuss the lawsuit with Premier Election Solutions, which purchased Diebold.
… Butler County Assistant Prosecutor Roger Gates, counsel for the elections board, said he can’t comment on the case, other than to say, “There have been ongoing discussions” between Premier and the county.
Board of Elections Director Tippi Slaughter said she doesn’t anticipate the board taking a vote after either executive session. In October, the board decided not to participate in the Ohio Secretary of State’s lawsuit.
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