Philadelphia Plans New Voting Machine Purchase
The City of Philadelphia is planning to spend about $25M on new voting technology. It is part of the City's Capital Forecast for Fiscal Year 2016 (July 2015-June 2016).
The City must choose from systems approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Choices include precinct-based optical scan systems like those in use in many states and several other Pennsylvania counties. There are also options for electronic pollbooks to replace the paper pollbooks currently in use.
If you have opinions about the kind of voting systems we might want in Philadelphia in the near future, now is a good time to let your Philadelphia City Commissioners (who comprise the Board of Elections) knwo what you think.