Millions of ballots will be cast in South Carolina next year on voting machines that are wearing out after a decade of use. Anderson County voters will use 464 of the machines at 80 polling places in presidential primaries in February, state primaries in June and the November general election. Some of the iVotronic machines have needed new touch screens and batteries, said Katy Smith, Anderson County’s elections director. It’s also getting harder to find replacement parts for the machines, which are no longer manufactured, she said.
Equipped with 1990s-era computer processors, South Carolina’s 13,000 voting machines are nearing the end of their usefulness, according to the state’s top election official.
“We are beginning to see more voting-machine performance issues,” South Carolina State Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino told a legislative panel last month.
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