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Voting Equipment Costs in Massachusetts

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Replacing old voting equipment does not always mean buying new machines. In Lawrence, MA, voters cast paper ballots that are then counted by optical-scan technology. The voting booths where they fill in their ballots can wear out, too.

In November, several of the city’s 150-plus voting booths collapsed. In response, the city council is considering spending $100,000 on 100 new voting booths and 72 tables for checking in voters because a number of those are also on the verge of collapse.

Tags: Election costsElection technology, Massachusetts

Date:
March 14, 2013
Project:
Election Initiatives
Issues:
Election Costs, Election Technology
State:
Massachusetts
 
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