California Tangible Ballots (2008)
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will not appear on a ballot
The current definition reads:
Federal law requires that all precincts have at least one voting machine that is accessible to the disabled. (Accessible machines generally are considered to be touchscreen machines, in which a voter makes selections electronically.) Under current state law, a number of different voting systems are authorized, including electronic devices such as touchscreen machines. The Secretary of State is responsible for certifying that specific systems meet the requirements of state and federal law. Counties can then choose which type of certified system to use in their elections. Any touchscreen machine must have a voter verified paper audit trail which allows voters to check to make sure the machine correctly recorded voting choices.
According to the California Legislative Analyst's office, the predicted fiscal impact of the measure was:
One-time costs potentially in the tens of millions of dollars to replace or alter voting equipment.
- California 2008 Ballot Measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in California
- Campaign finance requirements for California ballot measures
- Petition drive deadlines in 2008
- California signature requirements