In most states, co unties pay for voting equipment
while states ensure well-run elections.
He said he also wants to make sure that the cost of the technology falls within the savings that was realized from the purchase of the new voting equipment
, and that the new technology is not something that could intimidate poll workers.
The voting equipment
using biometric data was presented at the meeting, the government's press service reported.
Four years later, despite national and local efforts at reform, the 2004 presidential contest was characterized by problems with electronic voting equipment
and allegations of fraud.
Oregon has no voting equipment
, new or old, having changed to 100 percent vote-by-mail in 1998.
But voting equipment
companies blamed the problems mainly on human error and said nothing unusual had happened.
This law, which purportedly was intended to create "minimum standards for states to follow in several key areas of election administration," is currently forcing the states, counties, and municipalities to purchase ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant electronic voting equipment
, which as we now know can be susceptible to wholesale voting fraud.
HAVA also created the Election Assistance Commission, which has issued best practice guides and voluntary voting systems standards and distributed federal funds to states for improving election administration, including purchasing new voting equipment
Months ago, state officials were scrambling to select voting equipment
to meet deadlines for this year's mid-term primary.
Nationwide, he says, as many as one million ballots were spoiled by faulty voting equipment
State and local governments have worked hard on HAVA mandated reforms such as improving disability access to polling places, updating voting equipment
, implementing new provisional balloting procedures, developing and implementing a new statewide voter registration database, training poll workers and educating voters on new procedures and new equipment.
Attaching Breathalyzers to the voting equipment
would be going to far.
The cost of elections plummets when states use VBM, with no need to spend millions of dollars purchasing or repairing voting equipment
At least 25% of voters have used new voting equipment
9 million to states to be disbursed over a three year period, paying for improvements in voting equipment
and election administration.