NYC Elections Board Adopts Vote-Count Measures
In a short-term fix, the Board of Elections will use portable memory devices to transmit results from scanning machines
Updated at 4:51 PM EST on Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012
The New York City Board of Elections has adopted two resolutions designed to improve the vote count system.
The first is a short term fix that the board hopes will be ready by September's elections. It will use portable memory devices to transmit results from scanning machines.
Commissioners say this process makes the final election night tally more accurate by eliminating the room for human error.
The second resolution would not take effect until 2014 or 2015. It aims to use wireless modems to transmit results to the Board of Elections almost instantaneously.
This would require a repeal of the New York state law that prohibits Internet connections in voting machines.
Some advocates at Tuesday's public meeting voiced concern over hacking and other safety issues.
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