Following a settlement of the 2016 Green Party recount lawsuit, the State is required to purchase new voting machines with voter-verified paper ballots in advance of the 2020 election. Vendors will be presenting new machine selections for public analysis on several upcoming dates and locations. If you are interested in this process, please attend one of the public sessions and voice your opinion.
|PITTSBURGH – The Board of Elections will hold a public meeting on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Gold Room of the County Courthouse to hear from Elections about the status of the search committee process, and to hear from three experts regarding election security.
“We want to make certain that the selection of a new voting system is a transparent, inclusive process,” said Board of Elections Chairman and County Council Member Tom Baker. “Our goal with Friday’s meeting is to have some of the top thought leaders in this region sharing with us and the public their thoughts on the process and what we should be considering when making this important decision.”
David Voye, Manager of the Elections Division, will provide an update on the search committee process regarding voting machine vendors and options. The board will also hear from Marian K. Schneider, president of Verified Voting; Christopher Deluzio, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program; and, Candice Hoke, law faculty of Cleveland State University.
Like with all public meetings, there will be opportunity for public comment. Each speaker will be given two minutes to provide comment in order to allow everyone an opportunity to speak.
Public vendor demonstrations of voting systems continue tomorrow with four more dates scheduled for residents to try the systems out, ask questions of the vendors, and provide feedback on what system they believe may best serve county residents.
Residents are invited to provide feedback to the Elections Division at the demonstration, or to e-mail the Board of Elections and Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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