State Sen. Bill Stephens, R-Canton, a candidate for Secretary of State next year, said his proposed legislation will make Georgia one of the first states in the nation with a uniform statewide system of automated touch-screen voting machines that can also produce a paper record of every vote cast.
“A safe, secure voting system is the foundation of our democracy. With the passage of this legislation next session, voters will be able to verify that their electronically-cast vote doesn’t just disappear into cyberspace,” Stephens said in a prepared announcement.
Under the legislation, paper printouts would first be produced in three counties as a pilot project in the 2006 elections. The counties are Cobb, Columbia and Decatur. Full statewide implementation would occur in 2008.
The emailer adds, “The interseting part is that Harry Geisinger (sp) had this filled last year and Stephens was no where to be seen on it.” Oh, and to answer his/her question, I did miss this.