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Nevada County to lease Diebold voting machines

Josh Singer
Sun News Service

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $250,000 contract Tuesday to rent Diebold voting systems for the Nov. 7 election.

Supervisors peppered Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith and Diebold California Project Manager Mike Rockenstein with questions at the meeting before the vote.

Several local residents also spoke at the meeting. They expressed concerns about the security of Diebold systems, which have come under fire in various parts of the nation.

Diebold voting systems have been certified by the California secretary of state pending several conditions. Short-term mandates were issued to address security concerns about the technology, said secretary of state spokeswoman Ashley Giovannettone. The company is also required to make long-term changes, she added.

Diebold offers a touch screen to increase accessibility for disabled voters in accordance with HAVA and provides a paper receipt that allows voters to verify their picks.

Twenty-five counties in California now use some type of Diebold voting system, according to secretary of state files.


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