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Rally against electronic voting system

11/7/2005

By: Capital News 9 web staff

 

This Election Day could be the last time you cast your vote by pulling the lever.

 

Under the Help America Vote Act, the lever machines are supposed to be replaced by the 2006 elections.

 

The state board of elections has approved regulations that will allow electronic voting machines, but some citizens' groups said electronic voting could cause more problems than it solves. They're worried about the lack of a paper trail.

 

New Yorkers for Verified Voting Executive Director Bo Lipari said, "If the citizens of New York have their way we will replace our system with accessible, secure, reliable, mature system -- using hand marked paper ballots and pre-sync based optical scanners."

 

The board of elections is accepting public comments before setting the regulations on electronic voting machines in stone.

 

The Help America Vote Act was created to clear up voting problems following the disputed 2000 presidential election.

 

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Copyright 2005 TWEAN News Channel of Albany, L.L.C d.b.a. Capital News 9

 

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