Senator Rory Respicio has introduced an election reform bill that would permit electronic voting using machine that are capable of producing “voter verified paper ballots” [VVPB]. Following the 2006 election Senator Respicio was the sponsor of a Bill banned electronic voting which eventually became Public Law 128-31.
In a release, Respicio explained he drafted that Bill because of the many problems with electronic voting during the 2006 election. “Those Ivotronic machines,” says Respicio, “stored votes electronically, so they could easily be hacked or lose their data.” The old machines did not provide paper receipts that could be hand counted or audited.
The Senator says the new VVPB technology is “superior,” because it prints the actual paper ballots for each voter, providing for greater accuracy and efficiency.”
“What is printed is what goes into the ballot boxes,” says Respicio, “and they can be scanned, hand counted, audited, and stored.”
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