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Most of State's Vote Machines Not Ready for Primary Time

By Alan
Created 2006 Jan 19 - 3:40am

Most of State's Vote Machines Not Ready for Primary Time
# Electronic devices in 53 counties, including O.C., are still not certified for use in the June primary.

By Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer

Only five of California's 58 counties have electronic voting systems ready for the June primary, state election officials told a state Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

"While we're moving as fast as possible, much of the time needed for each system is out of our control," said Bill Wood, undersecretary of state.

To be ready by June, manufacturers must apply for state certification by Jan. 31, he said. Officials have not said what will happen to counties whose systems are not certified.

Read the rest of the story: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-machines19jan19,0,7583811.story [1]


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