New voting machines could be coming to a polling place near you just in time for next week’s August 8 elections. All of Michigan’s 1,500-plus precincts will see the new machines by next fall as part of a $40 million rollout by the Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. She spoke with Michigan News Network about the acquisition.
“The accessibility for those that have disability is better and easier, and also they have security enhancements because the generation we have now are ten to 12 years old, and always with electronics you need to keep up and stay ahead of the curve.”
Johnson says the machines are not connected to the internet, and still use paper ballots. The more significant changes will be more internal, with up-to-date technology.