Thursday, January 20, 2005

Jan 21 "§ 163-165.9. Voting systems: powers and duties of county board of elections.

What is lacking here is the requirement that the vendor or their employees have never bribed an election official, nor committed crimes such as embezzlement or wire fraud.
See NC Voter's page on bribery to understand why this is a concern. Link

SECTION 3. G.S. 163-165.9 reads as rewritten:

"§ 163-165.9. Voting systems: powers and duties of county board of elections.

Before approving the adoption and purchase or lease of any voting system by the board of county commissioners, the county board of elections shall do all of the following:

(1) Obtain a current financial statement from the proposed vendor or lessor of the voting system and send copies of the statement to the county attorney and the chief county financial officer.Recommend to the board of county commissioners which type of voting system should be acquired by the county.

(2) Witness a demonstration, in that county or at a site designated by the State Board of Elections, of the type of voting system to be recommended by the proposed vendor or lessor and also witness a demonstration of at least one other type of voting system approved certified by the State Board of Elections.

(3) Test, during an election, the proposed voting system in at least one precinct in the county where the voting system would be used if adopted."

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