ETC has expressed its support of the New York State Legislature’s efforts to remove the requirement that electronic vote-counting systems be used in upcoming local elections. Not only does this technology create serious problems wherever it is used, the mandate also represents an undue burden on local jurisdictions. We stand with local governments in support of new legislation that would allow the use of lever voting systems or hand-counted paper ballots for upcoming village elections as well as elections in special districts, libraries and fire districts. School districts are already exempt for the time being from the requirement to use electronic vote-counting systems.
Read our memorandum of support here.