Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ding Dong, The Glitch Is Dead!

The Big Glitch, otherwise known as the state of Wisconsin's ill-fated contract with the global outsourcing firm Accenture to create a computerized statewide voter registration system, is history. The state Elections Board announced today it has reached an agreement ending the state's relationship with Accenture on the voter-list project.

A lot of time has been wasted and a whole lot of taxpayer money has gone down this rathole, but this deal does recoup some of the damages and allows the state to begin picking up the pieces and putting them back together so Wisconsin can have a voter registration system that works properly.

This should have happened a long time ago, but better late than never. This is a good day-after-Christmas present.


Adrian said...

Good materials!

Clyde Winter said...

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign warned us repeatedly about the Accenture voter-list contract before it was signed, and as evidence of non-performance, bias, and conflict of interest mounted. If only we and our elected officials had heeded the warning, and acted on it, much time and taxpayer's money would have been saved.

Thank you for again looking out for the people of Wisconsin.