Secretary of State moves to review voting machines

Secretary of State moves to review voting machines
(Source: WALB)

By Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's Secretary of State is pushing to replace the state's voting machines after the legislature did not take action.

Brian Kemp's office established the Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission in April to study a replacement for Georgia's current electronic touchscreen voting system.

The group will meet for the first time June 13 and will review options including touchscreens that print paper ballots and ballots marked by hand with a pen.

Transparency advocates say that Georgia's current system lacks a verifiable paper trail that can be audited if any questions or irregularities arise.

A bill introduced in the state Senate in February sought to replace the machines, but critics said the measure didn't go far enough in ensuring transparency. The bill failed to move forward in March.

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