This bill will require the state legislature to make sure there is funding - whether from the federal government or through allocation of state funds - to make sure that every machine in South Carolina is updated by 2022 and have a voter-verifiable (i.e., a voter can ask to make sure their vote was cast the way they intended) paper ballot.  Currently, no machines provide a paper ballot as a back-up, so there is no way to confirm that a vote cast is counted accurately, and the lack of a paper trail has been called a threat to our national security.  This bill will also make sure that the machines are checked after each and every election to prevent any risks.


Terry Alexander, Bill Clyburn


Pre-session filed


123rd Legislative Session

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