Wyoming voting officials have started looking into replacing aging election equipment across the state. A panel of state officials has been convened to determine whether new machines are needed and how much replacement would cost, as well as where to seek funding. “The State of Wyoming is responsible for providing citizens with an election process that can be trusted. Wyoming is leading the charge with this Task Force to ensure that no county is left with voting equipment at risk of deteriorating,” State Election Director Kai Schon said in a statement.
The panel is known as the Plan for Aging Voting Equipment, or PAVE, and was announced last week.
It is a collaboration between Secretary of State Ed Murray and the Wyoming County Clerks, the local officials who oversee elections.
The PAVE task force has 11 members, including Murray and four state lawmakers. The group met once in October and will meet “as needed” over the next 12 months.