Just two months before the May primary election it's not clear what type of machine voters will use to cast their ballots in Luzerne County.
The county hoped to buy 750 new electronic machines from a company called ES&S. The election board announced Tuesday morning the company has informed the county that it can't supply all the machines and the training before the May 16 primary election.
The county has a back-up plan. It will use the machines the county has used for decades.
"Voters need not worry. The machines are still at the voting machine warehouse and we still can use those if need be," said Voter Services Director Leonard Piazza.
County lawyers are contacting ES&S to see if the voting machine maker has breached its contract. Other counties in our area may be in the same situation.
What impact will this have on the HAVA money? Why does the rest of the country have to make a change because Florida couldn't get it right? Why do we have to use a $3000 machine to do the work of a paper and pencil?
I have always taken my vote seriously and none of these systems have my confidence.
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