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Electronic voting machine demo set for Thursday

Sun staff reports

Nevada County will hold a voting machine demonstration Thursday afternoon.

The county’s Voting System Selection Committee is reviewing proposals for two voting machines from Diebold Election Systems and Hart Intercivic, and is including public demonstrations in its review process.

The recent Nov. 7 election was held on rented Diebold machines, but the county must purchase a system to meet Help America Vote Act requirements.

Each of the Direct Recording Electronic units use “touch screens” that provide voters with disabilities the opportunity to vote privately and independently, complying with HAVA, according to a county release.

Nevada county must sign an agreement before July 1 to qualify for $877,00 in state money to buy the machines.

The committee, which is made up of seven members representing the disabled community; poll workers; voters; and a past member of the board of supervisors, will make its recommendations to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

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