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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Blackwell: You Now Have a Choice

From Gongwer News Service:

Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell today lifted an order that would have required all county election boards to replace their current voting systems with precinct-count optical scan devices. Election Boards now have the option of switching to touch-screen voting machines with voter verified paper audit trails (VVPAT). Diebold Election Systems is the first Ohio-approved vendor to meet federal and state requirements for VVPATs. Negotiations with the company brought the price of touch screens to within the state's available federal funding. Counties have until May 24th to either reconfirm their selection of optical scan machines or choose the Direct Recording Electronic devices.



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