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Statement from Secretary Husted on Proposal to Replace Ohio's Voting Equipment

COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted released the following statement regarding today’s announcement concerning legislative efforts to replace Ohio’s aging voting machines by State Senator Frank LaRose. The following may be directly attributed to Secretary Husted:
“I want to thank Senator LaRose for his leadership in advocating for legislative action to support local governments in replacing Ohio’s outdated voting equipment. There have been many good discussions on how to proceed in replacing the voting machines, but now it’s time for action.

“It’s important for the legislature to remember that their action on funding is only the beginning of the process. We must then negotiate the best prices for the taxpayers, purchase the machines, and then train local Board of Elections staff –and ultimately 35,000 poll workers – on how to use them.

“We need to act now to make sure this process is completed and tested in 2019 – well in advance of the 2020 presidential election.”

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