Newly appointed SoS Brian Kemp has come out against a bill to replace banning paperless voting systems. The bill has since been dropped. Kemp said…
“Requiring county and local governments to implement new voting systems in this fiscal year, when every local and state agency is making significant budget cuts, would be too much of a financial burden.
However, I look forward to working with the sponsors to discuss their ideas for Georgia’s next generation elections equipment.”
Personally I don’t care about getting a piece of paper after I vote, and I don’t buy into thought by some that our voting machines can be easily manipulated. After talking with a couple of elections experts I don’t see what all the fuss is about.
That being said, I would have much preferred that former SoS Cathy Cox had pushed a bill to allow counties to pick from a list of approved voting systems rather than force the entire state to purchase one system she picked. But, what’s done is done and any change will be expensive, no matter when it’s done.