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By Warren Stewart, VoteTrustUSA   
February 11, 2006
Across the country, many states and jurisdictions are scrambling to prepare for primary elections that are just months away. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) mandates, together with new laws and regulations in some states, have presented many election officials with daunting challenges and uncomfortably short timetables to implement changes in voting systems. For a variety of reasons some states are not panicking – like North Dakota.

Recognizing the magnitude of the HAVA requirements and the exigencies of a state legislature that only meets in odd numbered years, North Dakota adopted an accelerated HAVA implementation process and a state plan was drafted and passed through the legislature in 2003. In the fall of that year public hearings and voting machine demonstrations were held, an RFP was drafted, and Secretary of State Al Jaeger (pictured at right) finalized a contract for voting system upgrades with Election Service and software (ES&S) in January 9, 2004. Anticipating developments in voting technology, the state’s RFP, which formed the basis of the eventual contract, included a clause requiring the vendor to upgrade systems to meet new federal guidelines.

In a recent conversation, Jaeger admitted to me that at this point he has to stop and think to remember the whole process because it was completed so long ago. “All the equipment was delivered to the counties at the end of last year and they're all busy with training and preparation for our June primaries”, he noted. This, when some states haven’t even certified any voting systems. "We're going to be in good shape, and it's because of everybody working together and planning ahead," Jaeger said.
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North Dakota and Nebraska Quietly Stay All Paper PDF  | Print |  Email
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By Warren Stewart, Director of Legislative Issues and Policy   
October 25, 2005
With little public notice, both North Dakota and Nebraska have decided to join the swelling ranks of states that have passed on paperless Direct Record Electronic (DRE) voting machines and opted instead for optical scan systems that utilize ballot-marking devices to comply with requirements for disabled accessibility.

Wyoming, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Idaho, Montana, and several other states have also chosen to meet the HAVA disability access requirements through the use of ballot marking devices rather than paperless electronic machines. This calls into questions the claims by election officials in New Mexico, New York, California, and other states that ballot-marking devices are somehow not HAVA compliant.
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