Touch-Screen Voting Is Dead In Ohio

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

Beck writes “The Ohio Secretary of State has announced that all counties will standardize on optical scan machines with paper ballots. The key factor in the decision was the requirement that a paper trail must exist, and optical scan machines provide an inexpensive solution.

Earlier the state had mandated touch-screen voting machines, but a state-sponsored security review uncovered numerous issues, and then the state legislature passed a law requiring a voter-verifiable paper trail, which would have been expensive to implement on the DRE machines.” Of course, optical scan machines don’t have the greatest reputation either, though, at least there is a way to recount the vote to make sure it’s accurate.

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