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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 01:38 PM
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Fears of a possible shift to paper ballots in the area which could make counting votes more difficult during elections could end up being much ado about nothing.

None of the voting machines in Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties is more than four years old and the state law calls for a return to paper ballots only after existing machines break down and are no longer able to be repaired.

Suzanne Fleming of the Winchester Electoral Board said Friday that the machines have a fairly long life and are likely to remain operable in area localities for several years.

With voting machines, which cost about $3,500 each, the concerns include the lack of paper trail documentation. But getting rid of the machines could be costly for taxpayers.

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