New voting machines are coming to Virginia Beach. City Council Tuesday is expected to approve spending money right away to get the machines in time for the June primary election. In a letter to council, General Registrar Donna Patterson reminded Council that several TSX machines had to be removed from service during the November 4, 2014 election. 13News Now reported on issues with 32 voting machines at 25 different precincts that showed signs of irregularities and had to be pulled out of service. The City used 820 machines that election.
Funding for a new voting system was included in the city’s FY 2014-2015 budget/capital improvement plan. A review of bids led officials to decide on the DS200 and Express Vote System by ES&S/Print Elect.
Patterson noted that Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget includes $28 million in bonds to replace outdated ballot scanners and electronic voting machines, but the General Assembly has to approve the funds and those funds wouldn’t be available until after July 2015.
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