Funding questions take center stage ahead of voting machine switch

Funding questions take center stage ahead of voting machine switch

A top Senate Republican is preparing a bill to let the General Assembly take control of the timeline for Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to replace their voting machines, but action could run afoul of a newly-settled lawsuit.

In response to a plan from Gov. Tom Wolf released in April, Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-Columbia) is circulating a co-sponsor memo to delay the decertification of any state voting machines until Wolf and the legislature can agree on funding the estimated $125 million expense.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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First county implements new state voting machine standards

First county implements new state voting machine standards

Susquehanna County’s 25,000 registered voters will be the first in Pennsylvania to use new voting machines this November.

Following new state guidelines released in spring, the state’s 67 counties had until the end of 2019 to implement paper record keeping voting machines. The guidelines were released in light of Russian interference in states’ voting infrastructure during the 2016 presidential election.

Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

Potential new voting machines exhibited by Department of State

On Thursday afternoon five vendors that were invited by the Department of State to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex showed off and explained their voter-verifiable paper record voting systems.

Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres announced on April 12th that he is instructing the state's 67 counties to have new voter-verifiable, paper record voting systems selected no later than December 31, 2019, and he hopes to have them in place before the November 2019 municipal election.

Thursday, April 26, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Counties have until last day of 2019 to procure new voting machines

Counties have until last day of 2019 to procure new voting machines

Pennsylvania counties will have until December 31, 2019 to find new voting machines that keep a paper trail, per a Department of State announcement Thursday.
Thursday, April 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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