Electronic Voting Machines Obsolete

Published on September 09, 2013 at 12:04PM

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The future of voting is already the past. Utah spent 28-million dollars in federal funds 10 years ago to buy 75-hundred state-of-the-art electronic voting machines. They replaced paper and punch card ballots. But “The Salt Lake City Tribune” reports the manufacturer no longer makes the machines and parts are expected to become scarce. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen says she hopes her 31-hundred machines can make it through the 2016 election, but past that, she doesn’t see how the machines will keep running. She says the new wave may actually be a return to paper and pen with more and more people voting early from their homes and mailing in their ballots.