Saturday, February 09, 2008

Choice of Voting Machines in New York, County by County

Thanks to Bo Lipari, we've got a preliminary list of county choices of voting machines here. The long and the short:

NYC chooses the ES&S Automark;
Albany, Schenectady and Rockland choose the Premier (formerly known as Diebold) Automark;
Almost all other counties chose the Sequoia ImageCast.

Only one county, Hamilton (which may be the smallest in the State), has chosen the full-face LibertyVote DRE.

Bottom line: if counties get their first choice, it looks very likely that almost all voters in New York (with the exception of those poor souls in Hamilton County) will be voting on paper ballots -- and not full-face touch screen machines -- in 2009.

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