Editor, the Journal,
In response to a Sept. 29 letter to the editor ("Rebuttal to Ericson's column"), the Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS) would like to clarify how Washington's election systems are certified. Namely, the ClearVote 2.1 system used in Mason County has been tested and certified by an independent authority, as well as OSOS, for use in Washington elections.
We have seen increasing misinformation surrounding the certification and technical aspects of voting systems in Washington state and nationwide. Before a voting system is...