New Technology Possibly On Tap For Louisiana Elections
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Louisiana voters go to the polls to elect a governor in 2019 they will cast their ballots on iPads — if all goes as planned.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says he'll ask the incoming administration of Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards and the Legislature for money to roll out the new way of voting.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1NFBTPu ) the idea was first broached in 2014 by a presidential commission. A few counties, such as Denver and Los Angeles, already are experimenting with it, but Louisiana could become the first state to adopt the new technology.
Schedler says his plan is to replace aging voting machines with tablet computers over the next three years, starting with the larger parishes around Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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