HB 1490 -- Ballots and Voting Equipment
This bill prohibits the Secretary of State from approving an
electronic voting system unless it produces the election results
from paper ballots that voters have marked by hand or by paper
marking devices designed to assist disabled voters. If an
election authority uses any direct-record electronic touch-screen
vote-counting machine to accommodate disabled voters, it may
continue to use the machine until it is removed from its
inventory because of mechanical malfunction, wear and tear, or
any other reason when it must be replaced with a machine having
paper ballot marking devices for the disabled.
The bill specifies that the official ballot must be a paper
ballot that is hand-marked by the voter or by a paper
ballot-marking device designed to be used by disabled voters.