State Elections Board director Kevin Kennedy says they remain at odds with the company hired to design the database, which still is not working properly after over two years. He says Accenture has indicated it is not willing to make the changes requested by the state to comply with their contract. As a result, Kennedy says the board will consider pursuing litigation.
The decision comes after a recent state audit found the over $23 million Statewide Voter Registration System software is filled with flaws. It found the program was unable to track felons or make other federally required checks for voter eligibility.
Kennedy updated lawmakers about the dispute during a legislative hearing on Wednesday. He says the agency is taking steps to make sure Wisconsin is complying with federal election laws, as they try to resolve the conflict with Accenture.