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.

Sponsors

Terry Alexander, Bill Clyburn

Status

Pre-session filed

Session

123rd Legislative Session

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