Times Union

May 8, 2007


New machines to be set for Troy voting


By KENNETH C. CROWE II, Staff writer


TROY - Controversial electronic voting machines for the Troy City School District budget vote and Board of Education elections will be programmed at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections on Wednesday morning.


District officials will work with the county elections board from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the county offices to prepare the machines.


Election reform advocates have criticized the use of the uncertified voting machines provided by Liberty Election Systems of Albany. Because state election law does not govern school district votes, the machines do not have to be approved.


The Troy district is using the machines in an effort to avoid last year's foul-up when one of the old lever machines malfunctioned and did not tally votes. The lever machines are slated to be replaced across the state.


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