A Ball State University-based oversight program will review the voting technology used by Lake County at the bidding of the Indiana Election Commission. The county’s vendor, MicroVote, has not reapplied for state certification though several of its models were certified in the past.
The Election Commission ordered the review because MicroVote wants the ability to sell parts to the 47 Indiana counties using its system. A future ruling could impact Lake County’s ability to replace failed parts or purchase additional MicroVote machines.
Lake County currently has 1,050 of the machines, and county officials are exploring purchasing more machines before May’s presidential primary and November election.
“We’ve had some very good results with MicroVote,” Lake County Elections Assistant Director Nick Gasparovic said. “The equipment has held up. We do need additional machines as well, and we’re looking at purchasing some in the future.”