City Council presses City Commissioners on controversial voting machines

City Council presses City Commissioners on controversial voting machines

Members of Philadelphia City Council Tuesday questioned members of the City Commissioner’s office on the acquisition process of the new voting machines slated to handle next year’s primary elections.  

 

Philadelphia must replace over 3,700 voting machines this year to meet the state’s new criteria for safe elections with paper-backed results. The city commissioners approved a vendor earlier this year but advocates and the city controller have sought investigations into the bidding process. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Philadelphia City Commissioners select new voting machines

Philadelphia City Commissioners select new voting machines

Philadelphia election officials Wednesday announced their selections for new voting machines and electronic sign-in books for city voting centers.

The three-member board of city commissioners chose the ExpressVote XL model from Election Systems and Software as the new voting machines for the city, and KNOWiNK as the new vendor for electronic sign-in books.

Thursday, February 21, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Amid bidding controversy, Philadelphia delays decision on voting machines

Amid bidding controversy, Philadelphia delays decision on voting machines

The Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners announced Tuesday night that they will not decide on a new vendor for voting machines system during their scheduled meeting Wednesday. Instead they will continue negotiations with prospective partners.

All counties in Pennsylvania must procure new voting machines for the 2020 primary elections, following an executive order from Governor Tom Wolf (D), who cited security concerns when issuing the mandate. Philadelphia County set their bid deadline for the end of 2018 to ensure ample time to decide on a vendor and acquire hundreds of new machines.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Public comments on new voting systems in Philadelphia

Philadelphia citizens attended a public comment session Thursday to discuss new voting machines considered by the city for future elections.

While there was no consensus on which method works best, Dennis Lee best summed up the existing frustrations.

“What we pick will be better than what we have,” Lee said.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
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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