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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Iowa Insider: More money for "paper trail" voting system in Iowa

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Insider

Gov. Chet Culver signed legislation Tuesday that provides nearly $5
million to Iowa counties to upgrade their voting systems to ensure
they are using machines that leave a paper trail. Touch-screen voting
machines that had been acquired by some counties have come under
scrutiny by critics who fear they wouldn't provide an accurate voting
record that could be verified in the event of a recount. Proponents of
a system that provides a paper trail point to the presidential
election in 2000, with its lengthy recount and legal battle. Culver
said the bill he signed would ensure voters in all 1,784 Iowa
precincts have a paper trail when they cast their ballot in the
November general election and future elections.

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