Voter Paper Trail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A committee will delve into whether Kentucky should implement a paper trail to back up electronic voting machines.

Secretary of Stat Trey Grayson says he believes it's important for Kentuckians to take a close examination of the state's voting equipment.

Grayson says he is confident Kentucky's voting machines are dependable. But, he says, election officials should do whatever is necessary to eliminate doubt about the accuracy of vote counts.

The state advisory committee, formed in the wake of the U.S. Help America Vote Act of 2002, will bring in national experts to discuss
ways to improve the state's election equipment.

That will include information on the benefits of adding paper printers to election machines so that voters can verify their selections.

The date of the committee's meeting hasn't yet been set.

Grayson said it will be after the General Assembly adjourns in March.

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