The LA County registrar has produced an analysis of the Secretary of State’s decertification order and how it affects elections in LA. The analysis is interesting. For example, they note inconsistencies in the decertification orders and a lack of clarity regarding when or how the systems may be re-certified.

There is also a nice discussion of the costs associated with decertification orders. The report notes that acquiring a voting system can take 18 months or more; it would be impossible to field a voting system by the 2008 general elections. Also, the cost of doing a 100% recount of early votes in LA county could cost almost $1 million