Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Voting Machines Back in the Northwestern:

County may be in market for voting machines

Winnebago County could be in the market for a second set of new voting machines, depending on what happens to a bill working its way through Congress that could add new requirements for what counties need for disabled voters to cast private ballots.

The bill, currently in the U.S. House of Representatives, would require counties to have equipment that would scan ballots and read back a voter’s choices, or allow paper ballots to be marked through automatic marking equipment.

That provision would make all of the county’s voting machines obsolete, including Diebold Election Systems touch screen machines purchased in 2006, said Winnebago County Clerk Sue Ertmer.
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