A southern Indiana county has terminated its contract with a Nebraska company following concerns about its voting machines.
The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/oTMNIu ) that the Monroe County Commissioners voted unanimously Friday to end its contract with Omaha, Neb.-based Election System and Software.
That contract gave the county an out if the machines did not earn state officials’ certification — a condition that has not been met. The contract required the county to trade in its old voting equipment.
County Clerk Linda Robbins says Bloomington residents casting votes in the November municipal elections will use paper ballots that will be counted by hand. She says there should be plenty of time to select and purchase new voting equipment in time for the May 2012 presidential primary elections.