LWV-SC Task Force on Alternative Voting Technologies
Problems with the accuracy of the certified vote using the current Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting system are expected to accelerate replacement of the current voting technology. The League needs to be knowledgeable about possible voting technologies in order to participate in selection of the next voting system.
This task force will examine the existing literature and periodically share collected information with the membership of LWVSC, utilizing the SC Voter and statewide meeting such as League Leaders' Day and State Council. Duncan Buell and Eleanor Hare will be co-chairs.
In June, 2012, representatives of the League were invited to meet with staff of the Legislative Audit Council (LAC) of the General Assembly. The League provided the LAC with a summary of our involvement with the Election Systems & Software (ES&S) voting machines.
In March, 2013, State Board received a report summarizing the activities of the task force over the past two years and reauthorized the task force for an additional two years.
1. Evaluate the voting machines currently used in South Carolina and identify issues or concerns wit the current system.The LAC report was published in March, 2013. A 1-page synopsis of the LAC report was prepared by a League member for use in meetings with legislators, but reading the entire report is highly recommended.
2. Determine if the training provided to election officials is adequate and appropriate.
3. Determine alternatives to the current voting machines and identify issues or concerns with those systems.