Florida State Representative Anne Gannon (Democrat, Delray Beach) has introduced HB 1037 that would require all Florida Touch Screen Voting Machines to be equipped with a Voter Verified Permanent Paper Record.
Supporters make the following points in support of the bill and urge people who want integrity in their elections to contact their state representatives to support the bill.
A voter verified paper ballot gives the voter more confidence that there vote will be accurately recorded and counted.
With the absence of a paper ballot there is no way to conduct a manual recount in the event of a close election. Current Florida law (Florida Statute 102.141-6B) requires a manual re-count but exempts machines that do not produce a paper ballot. This means we have different rules and rights for voters and candidates based on where they live.
A paper ballot is the only way to accurately audit the touch screen voting machines to ensure they are working properly.
A paper ballot creates a permanent record of the election in the event of any computer malfunctions.
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