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a mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday that it does not have any plans to buy P60 billion worth of touchscreen Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines to replace the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.
Town meeting members in Shrewsbury will be asked on May 19 to approve a capital warrant article that includes $65,000 to replace nine voting machines. The town is struggling financially and officials are asking voters to approve a $1.5 million Proposition 2-1/2 override to prevent layoffs and other reductions.
After the 2000 election debacle, Congress gave the states large grants to replace faulty voting machines, including the kind that produced hanging chads.
The county has 62 new voting machines, which cost more than $700,000 and are being stored in an old county jail.
Wholesale fraud, which was almost nonexistent in our Republic prior to the 1890s, erupted when mechanical lever voting machines were first put in use.
The punch-card voting machine, which became the butt of jokes in the wake of the 2000 presidential debacle in Florida and a byword for electoral dysfunction, was hailed as just such a miracle machine in the early 1960s.
Factors being examined as likely causes for long lines and waits are inaccuracies in voter registration databases, not enough voting machines, poorly organized and inadequately staffed polling places, special needs arising from registration problems, and large numbers of provisional ballots being cast.
Many, many reports of miscounts by computer voting machines have been heard at several public hearings organized by grass-roots groups in Ohio.
Voting machines in those areas were more likely to be old and defective.
They argued that many people who voted for Gore might not have had their votes properly counted because of faulty voting machines. The Florida Supreme Court eventually agreed, ordering the state to recount all of the "undervotes," those ballots in which a voter chose some candidates but the machine did not record a vote for President.
The Associated Press reported this weekend that most new election management systems the machines that program voting machines and count votes run on Windows 7, an old, outdated operating system that will no longer be regularly updated by Microsoft starting in January.
New Delhi, May 22 (BNA): India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday that will determine the outcome of the country's mammoth national elections.
Summary: New Delhi (India), May 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by a group of technocrats seeking a direction that all votes on Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) be verified with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPATs).
Members of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) visited yesterday the warehouse where voting machines were delivered to inspect their number, storage and security.
Parliament has passed a bill seeking to repeal the Electoral Act of 2016, which introduced the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and abolished supplementary voter registration.