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E-Voting Coming to a Chicago Polling Place Near You

March 19From the newswire: "The Chicago and Cook County Boards of Elections are on the verge of purchasing electronic voting machines from one of a handful of vendors they are considering.

The move would help the county comply with one of the requirements of HAVA, the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The law states that all voting systems purchased using HAVA funds must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The goal of the Cook County Clerk, David Orr, is to equip every precinct “with at least one voting station that is accessible for individuals with disabilities, allowing them to vote with the same privacy and independence as other voters” before the March 21, 2006 primary election." Read more.

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