Did your county have trouble with voting machines in the Election?
Many counties around the state reported problems in the last several elections.?The machines are old. Touchscreens were flipping votes, out of calibration,?power?went out, and in some?places?not enough emergency or provisional ballots were supplied.
Pennsylvania's?electronic voting machines are all at least 13 years old, or older.??These ancient touchscreen and pushbutton voting machines are wearing out. For many of?them?parts are getting hard to find. In the last Presidential Election, paperless voting machines reportedly switched votes from one candidate to the other on their screens, and there were other problems and failures. Worst of all, these paperless voting systems?cannot be audited without using their own software.?If something is corrupted in that software, we could have the wrong results -- and we'll never know.
It is time. Time to replace these old touchscreen and pushbutton dinosaurs with real paper ballots, HAND-MARKED for most voters, with accessible assistive devices for voters who need them.