Does Grayson County need paper ballots?

YES! And we’re well on our way to getting them.  

Grayson County citizens attended an ES&S demo of their new Express Vote election machine on Jan 31, and the Hart Systems version on Feb 6. You mark your choices on a screen similar to what we’ve been using, and then a paper ballot is printed with your choices. You verify your choices and insert the ballot into a scanner for tabulation. Paper ballots will be available for audits and re-counts for 24 months. Hart Systems also still has the archaic, unverifiable, and uncountable DREs with no paper trail available for purchase. Contact Glenn@glennmelancon.com, member of the elections committee, and to let him know you favor a paper ballot option. The Elections Committee will make their recommendation to the County Commission very soon.

Here’s why Grayson County needs to order a new paper ballot system and require frequent audits. Watch this 22 minute report.

Example of optical scan ballots with ovals to fill in (for example, mail-in ballots):

Additional reading: article from Verified Voting

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