Tuesday, September 28, 2004

paper trail California... 2006

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Monday that will bar the use of electronic voting machines that don't produce paper trails to verify votes.

The requirement, which takes effect in 2006, is a response to concerns that the machines could be tampered with or produce incorrect results.

Secretary of State Kevin Shelley banned the use of 14,000 electronic voting machines in San Diego, Solano, San Joaquin and Kern counties for the November election because the machines weren't federally approved.

He also laid down conditions for the use of the machines in 11 other counties.

Schwarzenegger also signed a bill that will allow the secretary of state, local election officials or the attorney general to file lawsuits against persons or companies suspected of tampering with voting equipment.

MercuryNews.com - Kansas City Star - Sep. 28, 2004
Schwarzenegger signs bill requiring e-vote paper trail
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