Election Commission approves first auditable paper trails for electronic voting equipment


INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT) – Hoosiers will begin to see new security measures in the voting booth.

The Indiana Election Commission has approved the first voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) for electronic voting systems.

It will allow voters to independently verify their vote was correctly recorded.

In the Hoosier State, nearly half of the counties use direct record electronic machines. There’s a paper trail in the back of the machines, but it’s not visible to the voter.

As a security measure, paper trails trails that are visible to the voter are being added to electronic voting equipment.

The General Assembly provided funding to equip 10% of electronic voting equipment with a VVPAT.

By 2029, all voting equipment in Indiana will be required to have a voter verifiable paper trail.

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(This story was originally published on July 29, 2019)

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