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  • NJ A4619
  • Requires new voting machines purchased or leased for use in elections in this State to produce paper record of each vote cast.
Introduced
(2/27/2017)
In Committee
(2/27/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
Under current law, the requirement for the purchase of new voting machines or retrofitting of existing voting machines to produce a paper record of the votes cast has been suspended until funding is made available from State or federal sources. This bill would require that new voting machines purchased or leased following the bill's effective date must produce a paper record of each vote cast. Specifically, the bill provides that each voting machine that is purchased or leased following the bill's effective date would be required to produce an individual permanent paper record for each vote cast, which must be made available for inspection and verification by the voter at the time the vote is cast, and preserved for later use in any manual audit. In the event of a recount of the results of an election, the voter-verified paper record of each machine so purchased or leased would be used in the calculation of the official tally in that election. The bill also deletes a provision in current law that allows the Secretary of State to grant a waiver from the requirement to purchase new voting machines or retrofit all existing voting machines if the technology to produce a permanent voter-verified paper record for each vote cast is not commercially available. This change is intended to reflect that the technology is now commercially available. This bill is prospective in application, and would apply to voting machines purchased or leased following its effective date. The bill would take effect on January 1 next following enactment.
Judiciary
Assembly Judiciary Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 The committee will receive testimony from invited witnesses on t)  (on 6/15/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/15/2017 Assembly Judiciary Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 The committee will receive testimony from invited witnesses on t)
2/27/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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