ES&S assures AR systems will be good for Nov.

After software glitches and other problems in May, e-voting company offers assurances that general election will go better.

Officials from the company providing e-voting machines to Arkansas are telling the state that electronic voting glitches will be solved in time for the November general election, the Arkansas News Bureau reports.

Mac Beeson, an Arkansas account service manager for Nebraska-based Election Systems and Software, said the company would meet each of the 19 solutions recommended by a North Carolina consultant for the Nov. 7 general election.

"Together we can ensure every future election runs smoothly in Arkansas, and that is our overriding goal," Beeson said.

May primaries were beset with problems like software glitches, late-arriving equipment, and poll worker error. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels ordered an independent investigation and a bipartisan group approved recommendations to fix the problems.

Daniels said Thursday that his staff has been meeting weekly with ES&S staff to make sure the recommendations are being met. He said his staff has also received additional training to help assist counties in the elections.

He also said the company reimbursed the state $388,000 and plans to provide additional training worth $350,000 for free.

Daniels also said he was working on draft legislation to allow for more time to cast absentee ballots.