New report shows the Arizona county claims ignorance of ballot printers’
limits prior to midterm election problems, but OKI says its manual explained it all.
OKI says its manual for the printers is clear that you can’t use them to print double-sided on such thick paper, according to two letters the company recently sent to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Votebeat reported as much in December after speaking to numerous election technology experts about what caused the faint and flaking toner that the on-site ballot tabulators then could not read. The company points to two places in the manual that mention this limitation, stating OKI “remain(s) concerned that it may have been overlooked.”