Dept. of State Says All Voting Machines Must Have Paper Backup by 2020
According to the Patriot News Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres ordered a deadline of December 31st 2019 for all counties to have voting systems that create a paper trail for each ballot cast.
Torres said the move would cost between $95 million and $153 million of the machines are bought outright now, but the Department will be working with counties to decrease to cost.
Department spokeswoman Wanda Murren said they will try to lower the costs through bulk purchasing through the state, and different grants.