So far the New York Board of Elections has not shown it can learn from the experiences of others that software-based voting not only creates unpredictable short and long term costs but endangers Democracy. The following report is from NPR Affiliate KXJZ in Sacrament0 and was aired on All Things Considered on February 8th and the following day on Morning Edition.
Thanks to votingnews.blogspot.com for the link.
Private companies that sell the equipment say the state and counties would be better off buying new systems rather than trying to modernize the old equipment.
That would require millions of dollars that governments don’t have right now.
At a public hearing on the issue in Sacramento, some citizens urged the officials to get rid of electronic voting, period.
Tom Courbat is with the Riverside County group “Save Our Vote”...
But advocates for the disabled say not everyone can fill out a paper ballot.
Note: Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) are one means by which special needs voters can create a ballot independently . BMDs are provided at every polling place in New York State. These BMDs are separate from the Optical Scan Voting Machines and the ballots created can be counted by hand. The issues should not be confused as they often are, including in the above report.