All four Republican candidates for Georgia secretary of state said Monday they want to replace the state’s electronic voting machines with a system that creates a paper record for verification. But none of them ruled out using computers to print ballots, a voting method opposed by several election integrity groups that say it’s unsafe. Those groups prefer hand-marked paper ballots. The Republican candidates debated Monday at Lassiter High School in Marietta. They’re competing in the May 22 Republican primary election, with the winner advancing to the Nov. 6 general election against Democratic and Libertarian candidates.
Georgia’s next secretary of state will be responsible for overseeing the state’s purchase of a replacement voting system, which will cost tens of millions of dollars.
Legislation that would have changed the state’s electronic voting system, Senate Bill 403, didn’t pass during this year’s legislative session, delaying the transition until next year.
Two candidates, Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Buzz Brockway, said the state should evaluate which voting system is best. They didn’t commit to any specific election technology during the debate hosted by the Georgia Republican Party’s 6th District.
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