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Letter: Security at polls already quite strong

Editor:

Our state legislators who are requesting a forensic audit of our election should spend a day working at the polls in their local voting district, and they would see how secure our elections already are.

First of all, none of the machines are connected to the internet, and there are already audit procedures in place.
Before we even open the polls we need to verify that all the machines are at zero. Voters are required to sign in and are assigned a number. At the end of the day the total number of voters signed in must equal the number of votes registered on the tabulator or be reconciled. Mail-in voters are already designated in the poll books, so if people who cast them show up at the polls, they can only cast a provisional ballot.

The voting machines print out your ballot, which is then scanned into the tabulator and deposited safely in a locked box under the machine. This is the backup in case of a hand count to verify the totals.

There are other provisions in place too numerous to mention here. Lawmakers should stop wasting our taxpayer money and spend 15 or 16 hours working at a polling place.

This audit is a slap in the face to all of the hardworking volunteers who work the polls.

Robert Coleman
Mohnton
Editor’s note: Coleman is minority inspector at the Mohnton voting precinct.


Source: Berkshire mont

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