South Carolina voters could be using new voting machines by 2017. The Voting System Research Committee met at the state house today to talk about the issue. The Director of the South Carolina State Elections Commission, Marci Andino, says it could cost around $40 million to replace all the machines in the state. That’s about $3,000.00 per machine.
The current equipment was purchased between 2002 and 2008, according to Katy Hubler of the Elections National Conference of State Legislatures.
Andino says the machines we have now are not to blame for voting errors during elections, but South Carolina’s next voting system must be, “accurate, secure, and accessible to all voters.”
Read More New Voting Machines in SC Possibly by 2017.