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electionlineWeekly — March 2, 2017

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 V. Tech Thursday

National Tech: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has certified ES&S’ most recent voting suite EVS 5400, which certifies the ExpressVote as a tabulator. The new tabulator mode allows voters to make all of their selections using the ExpressVote’s easy to read touchscreen. It can be configured to either return marked vote summary cards to the voter for manual review before re-inserting into the unit for tabulation or allow the voter to automatically cast their vote hands-free, after on-screen review with AutoCast®. Fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ExpressVote can be used by every voter, regardless of abilities.

Michigan: The secretary of state’s office has finalized $82 million in contracts with Dominion Voting Systems, ES&S and Hart InterCivic to bring new voting equipment to the state by the 2018 election cycle.

New Hampshire: Selectmen in the town of Exeter have agreed to purchase accessible election equipment although it may not be in place for the upcoming town election. Two voters were fundraising to purchase the voting equipment, but the selectmen agreed to foot the bill.