15 September 2005

Agency says lever voting machines
don't meet federal requirements

Hartford-WTNH, Sept. 15, 2005

Connecticut's 3,300 voting booths are in for a quick and drastic change. The state is being told to get rid of all lever voting machines by 2006.

Pulling that familiar lever could become a thing of the past. Connecticut must change to comply with the Help America Vote Act, which was created in the wake of the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election. That means spending millions of dollars for new machines, but that's easier said than done.

[...] The state is in the process of buying 769 voting machines to comply with federal law. The problem is that still isn't enough machines to deal with the number of Connecticut voters.


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